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The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 

 

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September 2006, issue 17

"Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them." --Max Fischer [Jason Schwartzman] Rushmore [1998]

Schoolhouse Rock

Hey all you cats n kittens, it's back-to-school time.  Blackboard Jungle, in addition to being the prototypical new-teacher-in-a-tough-school movie, was also one of the first films to use rock and roll music effectively in the soundtrack, featuring 'Rock Around the Clock' by Bill Haley and the Comets.  Since then, other new-teacher-in-a-tough-school movies have also relied on contemporary pop and rock to flavor their soundtracks.  Sidney Poitier is the teacher of a class of students who have been expelled from other schools in To Sir, With Love.  Edward James Olmos teaches math in the rousingly feel good movie Stand and Deliver, based on a true story.  And Michelle Pfeiffer is a tough ex-marine turned inner city school teacher in Dangerous Minds


Good News for DVDs and CDs

Are you an undergraduate who's wondered why you can't check out DVDs and CDs?  Well, wonder no more because now you can!  Most of our more than 600 DVDs and all of our CDs are now part of our circulating collection.  Come on up and take something home for a few days.  Read our circulation policy if you have any more questions. 


So What Else is New? 

Have you seen the latest Media Center display at the third floor entrance of the Library?  Media Assistant Lisa Rivera has highlighted 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. 

And here's a sample of recent acquisitions in video: 

·         A Day Without a Mexican

·         Ulysses

·         The Executioner's Song

·         Desperate Housewives

·         Oz

·         Deadwood

·         The Three Faces of Eve

·         I Will Fight No More Forever

·         Trekkies

·         Quatermass II

·         You'll Never Get Rich

·         Rasputin

·         The Producers

·         King Gimp

·         Donnie Darko

·         Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

·         Being John Malkovich

·         Raising Cain

·         Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser

·         Jim Hall: A Life in Progress

·         Titus

·         Lost

·         24


"I don't know for what this pebble is useful, but it must be useful. For if it's useless, everything is useless. So are the stars!"  --The Fool [Richard Basehart], La Strada [1954]

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This issue of  BCLMC is brought to you all the way from the back row by no-nonsense Media Assistant Patrick Jewell.  Tell your friends.

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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  Lisa.Cotton@liu.edu