Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reservoir Dogs - Homage or Stealing?

Quentin Tarantino has always been a derisive filmmaker. However, what few of his fans know is how his love of cinema, back when he was a video store clerk may have made too much of an impression on his future films:


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Selected New Home Use Acquisitions

Golden Age of Television - HU DVD 7091-3
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - HU DVD 7094
Grass: A Nations Battle for Life - HU DVD 7095
Julie and Julia - HU DVD 7096
Bread and Chocolate - HU DVD 7097
Il Divo - HU DVD 7098
Invictus - HU DVD 7099
Broken Embraces - HU DVD 7100
Eurotrip - HU DVD 7131
Vegas Vacation - HU DVD 7132
Little Vera - 7133
Juan Moreira - HU DVD 7134
Cast Away - HU DVD 7135
The Count of Monte Cristo - HU DVD 7136
Skin: Never Give Up - HU DVD 7137
Moscow on the Hudson - HU DVD 7138
Babe: Pig in the City - HU DVD 7139
The Headless Woman - HU DVD 7140

AU Library Video Tutorials Available on Youtube






The library has a youtube channel with a variety of useful videos. These brief videos give an overview of tools, databases, and software applications that will be useful in your research. They are all public, so subscribe here or just check them out!

You can also find these tutorials on the How to... page on our website.


How to Use World Development Indicators Online to Find Data on Countries

American University Librarian, Melissa Becher demonstrates how to use World Development Indicators Online (WDI) to find data on countries.

Finding a Subject Specific Database to Cover Your Topic

American University Librarian, Melissa Becher demonstrates how to use a general database to decide what discipline your subject is in, and then how to find a subject specific database that covers your topic.


How to Research an Interdisciplinary Topic

American University Librarian, Melissa Becher demonstrates how to research an interdisciplinary topic when you are unsure which discipline will have the most relevant information for your project.

Find Data on a City Using Lexis Nexis Statistical

American University Librarian, Melissa Becher demonstrates how to find data on a city using the Lexis Nexis Statistical database.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tis the Season - World Cup 2010

World Cup Fever is well underway and we've got some soccer films that should be of interest. They're not all Home Use, but they're all worth seeing. Any non-Home Use film can be comfortably viewed at one of our viewing stations here in Media Services. Check them out!

Bend It Like Beckham - DVD 672
Cup Final - VHS 4869
The Damned United - HU DVD 7058
The Firm - HU DVD 2323
Germany: A Summer's Fairytale - DVD 3281
The Great Match - DVD 3051
The Miracle of Bern - DVD 5614
Offside - HU DVD 3759
She's the Man - HU DVD 4379
Soccer Stories - VHS 7881
Solo: The Law of the Favela - VHS 4925
Underdog - HU VHS 6247
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation - HU DVD 6230

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seinfeld Debuted 20 Years Ago!



On May 31, 1990, Seinfeld was first aired and has been responsible for millioins upon millions of laughs ever since. Seinfeld is arguably one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC only committed to four episodes after airing the pilot of Seinfeld (originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles) the previous summer. Little did they know what an enormous hit they had on their hands. The series ended up lasting nine seasons.



Larry David, Seinfeld co-creator told EW, "I thought we'd do these four shows and that would be it... Even after [NBC ordered 13 episodes], Jerry and I had dinner one night and I said to him, 'I can't believe they're letting us do this!' It just seemed like we were doing what we wanted and having fun and they were actually putting it on the air. It was a mystery to me how this was occurring.

Come down to Media Services and enjoy the entire series all over again!
Seinfeld: The Complete Series Home Use Collection DVD 6651-6682

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Selected New Home Use Acquisitions

The African Queen – HU DVD 6973

Marius – HU DVD 7001

Fanny – HU DVD 7002

César – HU DVD 7003

The Fanny Trilogy Special Features – HU DVD 7004

Goodbye Solo – HU DVD 7005

Executive Action – HU DVD 7006

The Last Wedding - HU DVD 7007

Los Olvidados – HU DVD 7008

The Great Escape – HU DVD 7009

Bodysong – HU DVD 7010

The Disputation – HU DVD 7014

Blessed is the Match – HU DVD 7016

End Game – HU DVD 7036

The Diary of Ann Frank – HU DVD 7037

The Enemy Below – HU DVD 7038

The Italian Straw Hat – HU DVD 7039

35 Shots of Rum – HU DVD 7040

East Bound and Down (the Complete first season) – HU DVD 7041

Bad Lieutenant – HU DVD 7042

Fame – HU DVD 7043

Footloose – HU DVD 7044

Avatar – HU DVD 7045

Avatar – HU DVD 7045 C.2 (Blu Ray Version)

Fantastic Mr. Fox – HU DVD 7046

Fantastic Mr. Fox – HU DVD 7046 C.2 (Blu Ray Version

Duel – HU DVD 7046

“9” – HU DVD 7049

The Intruder – HU DVD 7050

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – HU DVD 7051

Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me – HU DVD 7052

Austin Powers in Goldmember – HU DVD 7053

The Informant! – HU DVD 7054

Anne of a Thousand Days – HU DVD 7055

Mary, Queen of Scotts – HU DVD 7056

Invention of Lying – HU DVD 7057

The Dammed United – HU DVD 7058

Enemy at the Gates – HU DVD 7059

In the Loop – HU DVD 7060

The Brothers Bloom – HU DVD 7061
Mad Money – HU DVD 7062

Black and White In Color – HU DVD 7063

Along Came Polly – HU DVD 7064

The Bedford Incident – HU DVD 7065

Alla en el Rancho Grande – HU DVD 7066

Che – HU DVD 7067

Grosse Point Blank – HU DVD 7068

High Fidelity – HU DVD 7069

Bright Star – HU DVD 7070

The Snapper – HU DVD 7085

Grease – HU DVD 7086

Hunger – HU DVD 7087

Howard Huges’ Hells Angels – HU DVD 7088

A Knights Tale – HU DVD 7089

The Family man – HU DVD 7090

Selected New Acquisitions

Speaking of Money - DVD 6963

Meeting the Challenge – DVD 6964
Chicken Soup – DVD 6965

Hot Bagels: The Hole Story – DVD 6966

Gefilte Fish – DVD 6967

Abel Raises Cain – DVD 6968

Frontline: The Triumph of Evil – DVD 6969

Holy Ghost People – DVD 6970

Pablo Neruda, Poet – DVD 6971

Odyssey: The Incas – DVD 6972

Washington in the ‘60s – DVD 6974

Washington in the ‘70s – DVD 6975

Simone de Beauvoir – DVD 6976

D.C. : A Divided City – DVD 6977

Journey to America – DVD 6978

Neria – DVD 6979

KPU Presents: How We Tricked the Media – DVD 6980

Damages – DVD 6981

The Color of Fear 1 – DVD 6982

The Scents of Shadows – DVD 6983

Kites – DVD 6984

Stranger in my Home – DVD 6985

A Death in Tehran – DVD 6986

Black Money – 6987

Lost Souls – DVD 6988

Coat of Many Countries – DVD 6989

Flying Cheap – DVD 6990

The 1930s – DVD 6991-6995

Close to Home – DVD 6996

Frontline World: April 14th, 2009 – DVD 6997

Rlues of Engagement – 6998

Father, Son, and Holy War – DVD 6999

Digital Nation – DVD 7000

Alice Guy – DVD 7011

Léonce Perre – DVD 7012

Louis Feuillade – DVD 7013

Frontline World: May 26, 2009 – DVD 7015

The Polio Crusade – DVD 7017

The Wright Stuff – DVD 7018

Frontline World: February 26th 2008 – DVD 7019

Columbus Didn’t Discover Us – DVD 7020

Media that Matters Film Festival – DVD 7021

La Clinica Del Pueblo – DVD 7022

Surviving the Dust Bowl – DVD 7023

In the Light of Reverence – DVD 7024

Women and Islam – DVD 7025

Acting Shakespeare – DVD 7026

American Feud – DVD 7027

A Women’s Place – DVD 7028

Crossing the Line – DVD 7029

Fly Girls – DVD 7030

The American Presidents – DVD 7071-7075

Simon Schama Rough Crossings – DVD 7076

Sam Shepard’s True West – DVD 7077

Broadcast Blues – DVD 7078

Morning Sun – DVD 7079