We're proud of the variety and depth of the Media Services collection. In the interest of bringing you some highlights and deep cuts from our shelves, we'll be posting unusual and interesting Top 10 lists of some of our favorite DVDs.
Today, Scotland heads to the polls to vote on whether to declare independence. Even if the vote fails, this election may be one of the most momentous in recent European history. In Media Services, we've been abuzz with one question: if Scotland declares independence, do we start looking at their national cinema separate from the United Kingdom too? This is an especially hard question to answer given the fluid national identity of the UK.
Regardless, Scotland has a quality film history, both in on-screen depictions and from their filmmakers. We've done a little perusing, and we'd like to share what we consider the top ten films in Scotland and from Scotland.
(And sorry, but we made the executive decision not to include Highlander on this list.)
- The 39 Steps (HU DVD 337)
- Braveheart (HU DVD 4787)
- The Illusionist (HU DVD 8704)
- Local Hero (HU DVD 4829)
- Ratcatcher (HU DVD 1938)
- Rob Roy (HU DVD 8852)
- Shallow Grave (HU DVD 1910)
- Trainspotting (HU DVD 1002)
- The Wicker Man (HU DVD 6542)
- Whisky Galore! (HU DVD 3924)