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May, 2006:

Congratulations, Graduates!

New Acquisitions; Writers' Guild of America picks the 101 Greatest Screenplays


The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 

"Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors make it up as they go along." Joe Gillis [William Holden], Sunset Boulevard

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Congratulations, Class of '06!

One word for you:  Plastics.  Did I say that last year?  Also, sit up straight, like your mother [hint: scroll down a smidge] tells you. 

Bittersweet New Acquisitions

The unfortunate closing of Southampton Campus has meant that the BCLMC is assuming care and feeding of more than 200 videos from the Southampton Library.  This means a few things.   For starters, it will increase our Shakespeare holdings dramatically [ha!], giving us at least one production of every one of the bard's plays, be it history, tragedy, or comedy.  

Our art holdings are also greatly enhanced, and in addition we now have a series of videos produced by the Lannan foundation that feature interviews with contemporary writers like Jamaica Kincaid, Grace Paley, Galway Kinnell, Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Ford, Michael Ondaatje, Amiri Baraka, Octavio Paz, Ishmael Reed, Gish Jen, and many, many more. 

Other notable subject areas include psychology, literature, and African films, as well as a few notable feature films like Chungking Express, and the original The Producers with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.

Curious?  Next time you're in the BCLMC, ask us for more information. 

101 GREATEST SCREENPLAYS as selected by the Writers' Guild of America [East and West]

Read the list hereAs we've said before, these lists don't really mean that much, scholarlywise, but they sure are fun to look at, argue about, pine over omissions and wonder what the heck these people were thinking.  Just so you know: we have 88 of 101 in our collection, including the top 27.  Not that we're bragging or nuthin.  Those are just the facts, pal. 

Why a hundred and one?  We don't know.   But we will get you started on the list by telling you that Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, with screenplay by Ben Hecht, starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, and Claude Rains, kicks off the list in the 101 slot.  It's better than 101, and we think it could move about fifty slots or so down.  But that's why this is fun, right? 

"I've always found that writing comes from great inner pain."  --Barton Fink [John Turturro], Barton Fink



The Media Center is located on the fifth floor of the Library Learning Center.  Come up and see us some time.


Questions?  Comments?  Contact us. 
Media Center Staff:

Andrea Slonosky,  Media Librarian  (718) 488-1311  Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu
Patrick Jewell,  Media Assistant  (718) 488-3392  Patrick.Jewell@liu.edu
Lisa Rivera,  Media Assistant  (718) 780-4378