“The 50 Greatest Independent Films”

A British film website called Empire Online has a list of what they deem “The 50 Greatest Independent Films” Here it is along with Media Services call numbers for the ones we own. In countdown order: 50. El Mariachi VHS 294749. Run Lola Run DVD 9248. Cube DVD 7847. Blood Feast 46. Texas Chainsaw Massacre […]

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Cool ALADIN e-books: VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever, 2006 Ed. and International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers , 4th Ed.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a group of reference works in digital format. Videohound contains an “extensive listing of movies available on video–more than 23,000 in all”, however it does have a serious shortcoming. The electronic edition lacks many of the great cross-referencing indexes and subject lists that set the print version apart from its […]

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Cool tools: WRLC library maps

One of the greatest assets available to the AU community is our membership in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). WRLC resources can be requested through ALADIN, but sooner or later you may need to go to one of these schools. The AU website has a couple of tools to help you navigate the terra […]

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March Madness: Basketball films in Media Services

The Big Game (1982, VHS 4067) – From the classic Middletown film series on life in and around Muncie, Indiana – itself a complement to the Middletown studies conducted by Robert and Helen Lynd in the 1920s and 1930s. Director E.J. Vaughn uses a cinema verite technique to capture the activity surrounding the annual basketball […]

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The 2006 Environmental Film Fest is under way in DC

The festival runs March 16-26 with venues all around the city including American University, MLK Jr. Memorial Library, National Museum of Natural History, and many other locations. Over 100 films will be screened including recent releases and documentary classics. Among the many titles that caught my eye are The Boys of Baraka, Darwin’s Nightmare, The […]

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How to Film Sharks and Bears and Live to Tell About It

On Tuesday evening, March 21, AU professor and wildlife filmmaker Chris Palmer will be on campus discussing highlights from his career. The program, part of the 2006 Environmental Film Festival, will be held at 7pm in the Butler Board Room, Mary Graydon Center. Mr. Palmer’s enthusiasm and good humor guarantee an evening of entertainment. They […]

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