The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 


We love movies, among other things.

June 2006, issue 15

"Wise up, folks. We're all alone out there and tomorrow we're going out there again." --Nick Carlton (William Hurt), The Big Chill

The Return of the Summer Solstice

Here are some suggestions for your own personal double features, to help you through the looooongest day of the year (although you should probably get outside and enjoy all that extra daylight instead of sitting in front of a TV).  And hey, if you come for any of these movies and mention that you read about 'em here, we'll give you two for one.  Oh wait, that's kind of the deal already, since you can borrow three at a time, for free.  (Cheap!) 

·         Dark City and Blade Runner

·         Alien and And Then There Were None

·         The Naked Spur and The Naked Kiss

·         To Be or Not To Be and The Producers

·         Ninotchka and Silk Stockings

·         Singin' in the Rain and Waiting for Guffman

·         The Quiet Man and Rio Grande

·         Sullivan's Travels and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

·         Ginger and Fred and Swing Time

·         The Postman Always Rings Twice and Ossessione

·         The Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven

·         Gaslight and Suspicion

·         The Usual Suspects and Casablanca

·         The Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby

·         Ghost World and Batman

·         It Happened One Night and The Sure Thing

·         I Know Where I'm Going and Say Anything

·         Pulp Fiction and Kiss Me Deadly

·         Eight Men Out and Field of Dreams

·         Dead of Night and Tales from the Hood

·         The 39 Steps and North by Northwest

·         Glengarry Glen Ross and The Sweet Smell of Success

·         The Conversation and The French Connection

·         Platform and Breathless

·         My Life as a Dog and To Kill a Mockingbird

·         Top Hat and The Red Shoes

·         Friday Foster and I'm Gonna Get You, Sucka

·         Clueless and Emma

·         The Virgin Spring and Last House on the Left

Farewell and Good Luck to Cataloging Librarian Jeff Gabel

Jeff started here about ten years ago as a clerk in the circulation department, earned his library degree, and began his career as a librarian under the watchful eye of Ari Cohen.  We are sorry to say he has to move on; we will miss him, his professionalism, and his laconic, mid-western, and eminently singular sense of humor.  Jeff is an artist; if you've never seen his work, do yourself a favor and attend his next gallery show at Spencer Brownstone Gallery in Manhattan.  Here are some films to help send him on his way: 

·         Detroit Rock City  Because God gave rock and roll to you. 

·         This is Spinal Tap  It goes to eleven.

·         Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 

·         Leningrad Cowboys go America  

·         The Sound of Music 

·         Badlands 

·         Tales from the Map Room 

·         Election  Some director from Nebraska

·         Midnight Cowboy 

·         Jade Claw AKA Crystal Fist  From the Shaolin Dolemite collection.

·         O Lucky Man! 

·         Barfly 

·         American Graffiti Little Ronny Howard's best movie role. 

·         Coffy 

·         The Simpsons  Hold on there, Peecasso. 

·         The Caine Mutiny Paranoid Bogie. 

·         His Girl Friday  With Rosalind Russell as the intrepid Hildy Johnson.

·         Fargo  I don't agree with your police work 100%, there. 

·         Beyond the Valley of the Dolls  Still one of the library's oldest mysteries. 

·         Judgment at Nuremberg  Pre-Enterprise Shatner. 

·         The Story of Computer Graphics Narrated by Post-Enterprise Nimoy.

·         Jekyll and Hyde  Cheryl Ladd's finest post-Charlie work. 

·         Broadcast News  Our best William Hurt movie. 

·         The Big Lebowski 

·         McCabe and Mrs. Miller  An all-Leonard-Cohen soundtrack. 

Finally, Jeff himself once received this bit of unsolicited advice when he called a wrong number while trying to reach Pratt Institute's Advisement Center: "I'm no advisor, but I guess the one piece of advice I can offer to anyone would be to watch Cool Hand Luke repeatedly, then follow it up with The Wild Bunch."   Ah, the kindness of strangers.  Well said, pardner.  Although Jeff has still never seen either film, it's a cool story. 

"I said, 'Go kiss a duck, marblehead.'" --Steve Bolander (Ron Howard), American Graffiti


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NEW: Third Floor Display Case

Come take a look at the Media Center display at the third floor entrance of the Library.  Media Assistant Lisa Rivera is highlighting films from our collection that make the grade in the American Film Institute's latest 'greatest' list:  100 Years, 100 Cheers--America's Most Inspiring Movies. 

In the Mix:  a random shuffle of some movies we've played recently in our Now Playing program: 

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BCLMC Mailbag

Q: Mr. Belloq, writing from a tent in Egypt, asks: How odd that it should end this way for us after so many stimulating encounters. I almost regret it. Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?

A: Try the sewer. 

Q:  The nuns from an abbey in Austria write:  How do you solve a problem like Maria? 

A: A spoonful of sugar and raindrops on kittens, etc.  Or, marry her off to a guy with more kids than Mike Brady.

This issue of  BCLMC is brought to you all the way from the back row by steel-drivin' Media Assistant Patrick Jewell.  Tell your friends.


Questions?  Comments?  Contact us. 
Media Center Staff:
Andrea Slonosky,  Media Librarian  (718) 488-1311
Patrick Jewell,  Media Assistant  (718) 488-3392
Lisa Rivera,  Media Assistant  (718) 780-4378