The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 


We love movies, among other things.

September 2009, issue 47

"Pay attention!  We're gonna ask questions later!"  --Buddy "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider), The French Connection (1971). 

Back to School

It's more than just Rodney Dangerfield's second-funniest film, it's what we're all about this month.  So welcome back, everybody.  Look around, take a seat, watch a movie. 

We have equipped our viewing stations with sleek new, 19-inch flat screen monitors, which mean greater comfort for you, loyal movie lover, while watching video in house. Shiny new stuff. 

Some recent DVD acquisitions include Gran Torino, Doubt, Milk, The Dark Knight, Superbad, Pineapple Express, The Royal Tenenbaums, Amelie, Lost in Translation, The Wire, Peter Jackson's King Kong and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Fight Club, Gods and Monsters, Catch Me if You Can, The Duchess, Hoop Dreams, When We Were Kings, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man, Let the Right One In, Looney Tunes Collections 1-6, Natural Born Killers, Rio Bravo, An American Werewolf in London, Jason and the Argonauts, Trouble in Paradise, In Bruges, The Last King of Scotland, Ace in the Hole, and The Visitor.  Good stuff.

We have also made an effort to upgrade some of our older VHS holdings to DVD, which means more classics on DVD, like The Big Sleep, Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Lady Eve, Throne of Blood, Top Hat, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Wild Strawberries, The Searchers, Red River, Pickup on South Street, Pandora's Box, Nashville, The Conversation, The French Connection, I Know Where I'm Going, Kagemusha, the original King Kong, La Strada, La Ronde, La Dolce Vita, Hope and Glory, Lawrence of Arabia, Spartacus, Five Easy Pieces, East of Eden, The Deer Hunter, High Plains Drifter, The Exterminating Angel, Bonnie and Clyde, and Bringing Up Baby, to name a few.  Classic stuff. 

For those of you wishing to remember John Hughes, we recently got Sixteen Candles on DVD.  Teenage stuff. 

We also recently acquired on DVD The Civil War, the influential and moving multipart documentary by last spring's commencement speaker Ken Burns.  Historical stuff.  

We've also upgraded Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth from VHS to DVD.  Archetypal stuff.

Just a small sample of what we have, old and new, so come on up and take a look for yourself.   You'll be glad you did. 


   "It's impossible, sure.  So let's start working."  Philippe Petit, Man on Wire (2008). 


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