Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lost-Films.eu Identifies Missing Films Through Crowdsourcing

Lost Films is a collaborative effort among film societies in Germany, France, Poland, New Zealand and several other countries to help identify and locate some 3,500 lost or missing films through crowdsourcing. Anyone can become a member and then upload clips and images from "mystery movies" to the site and also comment on as-yet-untitled stills and images that have already been uploaded. The site also contains a heartening list of films that have recently been recovered. So far, 56 films have been found, and 72 have been identified.

The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Association

Thanks to deg farrelly at Arizona State University for bringing this to our attention.

[As seen at openculture.com and psfk.com]

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - Wrap Up

The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival ran from May 11 - 22, 2011 and there have been quite a few good re-caps popping up in the news and a number blogs in the past couple days. Here's a little bit of what's out there.

ArtInfo.com has this to say.

CBS News.com is highlighting a rather large photo gallery of the event.

This LA Times article links to several other interesting Cannes Film Festival related articles, as it briefly summarizes most of what took place.

The Festival de Cannes site lists all the winners here.

Director, Terrence Malick walked away with the Palme d'Or for his film, "Tree of Life"

Here are some other films directed by Terrence Malick, which are available for Home Use in Media Services:


Days of Heaven - HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 1964
The Thin Red Line - HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 2264

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Adobe Acrobat Pro is available in Media Services!

Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 is indeed available here in Media Services. It can be found on four of our Macs in the Digital Media Studio: DMS workstations 5 - 8. It can also be found for PC next door to Media Services in the Library's E-Classroom at the standing scan scanner station in corner. Feel free to stop by the Media Services desk to inquire about any of these stations and we'll be happy to assist you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book and Media Swap Moved to Bender Arena - Thursday, May 19

Due to an anticipation of rain, this year's Book and Media Swap will be taking place in Bender Arena, not on the Quad. Don't miss it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Hindi Language and Bollywood Films

Here's a list of some recommended Hindi language films, hand picked by a Media Services staff member who is an avid watcher of Hindi language films. The best part is that all the following films are part of the Media Services Home Use Collection. Take one home today!

Recent (1990-present):

3 Idiots (2009) HU DVD 7996

Bombay (1995) HU DVD 235

Chak de! India (2007) HU DVD 3688

Devdas (2002) HU DVD 8087

Hey! Ram (2000) HU DVD 226

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) HU DVD 232

Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) HU DVD 241

In Custody (1994) HU DVD 3649

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) HU DVD 3743

Lagaan (2001) HU DVD 312

Mission Kashmir (2000) HU DVD 321

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) HU DVD 8088

Rang De Basanti (2006) HU DVD 3140

Satya (1998) HU DVD 224

Veer-Zaara (2004) HU DVD 8086

Directed by Karan Johar:

All of Karan Johar films star Shahrukh Khan and have been major box office hits, making him one of the most popular directors of the past decade.

My Name Is Khan (2010) HU DVD 7380

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) HU DVD 742

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) HU DVD 3690

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) HU DVD 228


Shree 420 (1955) HU DVD 7997

Mother India (1957) HU DVD 3178

Pyaasa (1957) HU DVD 238

Mughal-e-Azam (1960) HU DVD 3756

Bandini (1963) HU DVD 233

Guide (1965) HU DVD 236

Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973) HU DVD 3695

Umrao Jaan (1981) HU DVD 322

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) HU DVD 3693

Amitabh Bachchan Films:

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most famous actors of the 70’s, and a number of his films are considered classics.

Sholay (1975) HU DVD 6009

Deewaar (1975) HU DVD 225

Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1979) HU DVD 3696

Art Films&Independent Films:

Water (2005) HU DVD 3498

Earth (1998) HU DVD 4675

Ankur (1974) HU DVD 223

Gaja Gamini (2000) HU DVD 315

Junoon (1979) HU DVD 7129

Gulabi Aaina/The Pink Mirror (2003) HU DVD 3692

Salaam Bombay (1988) HU DVD 4789

New Streaming Video Collection - Media Education Foundation

Media Services now has streaming video versions of 43 of the best documentaries from Media Education Foundation. This makes them available to watch for AU students and faculty, directly from the ALADIN catalog. Media Services also has DVD or VHS copies of all of these as well as over 60 other MEF titles.

MEF is a leading source of documentaries about media studies, social and cultural issues with such titles as Killing Us Softly, Toxic Sludge is Good for You, and Edward Said On Orientalism. For a full list of Media Services' MEF holdings do a keyword search in ALADIN, keyword = "media education foundation".

Streaming MEF titles:

Sunday, May 08, 2011

The New TVs Are In!!



That's right, we've said goodbye to our little old televisions and now each viewing station is equipped with a brand new 22" LCD HD TV. The photo doesn't quite capture the improvement of the picture quality at our viewing stations. You'll have to come and see for yourself!

Monday, May 02, 2011

A Zombie History by Eileen Keegan

Check out this cool video created by Media Services alum, Eileen Keegan.

A Zombie History by Eileen Keegan

A Zombie History from Eileen Keegan on Vimeo.