Monday, July 30, 2007

Obits: Swedish Auteur Ingmar Bergman, 89, and late-night TV talk show host Tom Snyder, 71

Not much ties these two together except that they died on the same day. Here a list of the 24 Bergman films we have in Media Services in various formats:
Ansiktet = The Magician (1959) HOME USE COLLECTION VHS 283
Camera (1975) VHS 1237
Cries and whispers (1972) HOME USE COLLECTION VHS 319, VHS 319
Djävulens öga = The Devil’s eye (1960) VHS 2747
Dokument Fanny och Alexander = Making of Fanny and Alexander (1983) HOME USE COLLECTION VHS 142, VHS 6288
En Lektion i Kärlek = A Lesson in love (1954) VHS 3286
Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander (1982) HOME USE COLLECTION VHS 142
Gycklarnas afton = Sawdust and tinsel (1953) VHS 3283
Höstsonaten = Autumn sonata (1978) VHS 5225
Kvinnodröm = Dreams (1955) VHS 2764
Jungfrukällan = The Virgin spring (1960) VHS 2734
Kvinnors väntan = Secrets of women (1952) VHS 5471
Nattvardsgästerna = Winter light (1963) VHS 3284
The Passion of Anna (1969) VHS 5282
Persona (1966) VDD 198, VHS 36
Såsom i en spegel = Through a glass darkly (1961) VDD 199, VHS 3285
The Silence (1963) VHS 6502
Sjunde inseglit = The Seventh seal (1956) DVD 47, VDD 14
Skammen = The Shame (1968) VHS 5284
Smultronstallet = Wild strawberries (1957) DVD 651, VDD 215, VHS 143
Sommarlek = Summer interlude (1951) VHS 3288
Sommarnattens leende = Smiles of a summer night (1955) VDD 218, VHS 2733
Trollflöjten = The Magic flute (1975) HOME USE COLLECTION VHS 704
Vargtimmen = Hour of the wolf (1968) VHS 2840

We don't have a lot from Tom Snyder's career though we do have Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: Punk and New Wave which contains a priceless interview of Johnny Rotten (Lydon) and Keith Levene who were promoting the latest release from their band, er rather "corporation", Public Image Ltd. DVD 1958

Friday, July 27, 2007

Selected New Acquisitions This Week

Zodiac - DVD 2982
An unreasonable man - DVD 2981
The lady in question is Charles Busch - DVD 2980
Hauru no ugoku shiro = Howl's moving castle - DVD 2977

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bill Moyers profiles The Yes Men...

In this segment from Bill Moyers Journal, he profiles "The Yes Men" two impersonators who use satire to make serious points about media consolidation, journalism, business ethics, and separating fact from fiction in a world of spin.

Watch the whole segment here.

We also have the feature film available HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 733.

But probably the best link is here an LSU masters thesis on The Yes Men and Activism in The Information Age.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Obit: Tammy Faye Bakker, 65

The Eyes of Tammy Faye documents the life of the emotive camp icon from the time she met Jim Bakker until the fall of their ministry. DVD 468

Friday, July 20, 2007

Selected New Acquisitions This Week

Tenk├╗ no shiro Rapyuta = Castle in the sky - DVD 2978
Ace in the hole - DVD 2976
The return of the king - DVD 2973
The lord of the rings - DVD 2972
The hobbit - DVD 2971

Friday, July 13, 2007

Selected New Acquisitions This Week

Twin peaks: season 2 - DVD 2965-2970
Twin peaks: season 1 - DVD 2961-2964
L'age d'or - DVD 2792
Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad - DVD 2791
Comic book confidential - VHS 7949

Friday, July 06, 2007

Selected New Acquisitions This Week

Peter Greenaway: the early films - DVD 2959-2960
A dirty shame - DVD 2957
Pecker - DVD 2956
Hairspray - DVD 2955
Polyester - DVD 2954
Desperate living - DVD 2953
Female trouble - DVD 2952
Pink flamingos - DVD 2951
Cronicas - DVD 2950
Paper clips - DVD 1528