We love movies, among other things


September 2005:

Back to School; the New Media Center; New Orleans; Remembering September 11th; Connections


The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 

"Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding."  Kaspar Gutman [Sidney Greenstreet], The Maltese Falcon

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BCLMC archives: no. 1, no. 2, no. 3 , no. 4, no. 5

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

Other sites we like:

BCLMC Mailbag


A Miss Scarlett O'Hara from Tara, writes, "Rhett, if you go, where shall I go?  What shall I do?"

We're not going far, Scarlett.  You'll find us in the back of the fifth floor stacks. 

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

Back to School


We're all in our place with bright shiny faces.  Welcome back to another new school year at LIU.  Wes Anderson's second film, Rushmore, is a great back to school movie, beginning as it does with Bill Murray's deadpan [it is now required to use the word 'deadpan' in any sentence containing the name Bill Murray] inspirational address to the returning students at opening convocation.   Follow it up with the raucous John Landis college comedy National Lampoon's Animal House.  "Do you mind if we dance with your dates?" 



The New Media Center


As we reported last issue, we hope to be settled into our new digs by the end of September.  We'll be in the back of the fifth floor book stacks, just a left turn away from the Library Circulation desk.  Stay tuned to this space for more information, including directions, hours, a description of our services, and a map.  We may be harder to find, but we promise it will be worth the effort. 



New Orleans


In remembrance of our national tragedy, these are some films and music in our collection that can help us celebrate the legacies of that beautiful city. 


Remembering September 11th




When Good Guys wear Black Hats: Jimmy Stewart.   

Remembered as the quintessential movie Nice Guy, Stewart in fact often played very complex characters with ambiguous morals and dark textures, and was certainly always interesting, and usually riveting, when he did so.  Particularly in a series of westerns directed by Anthony Mann in the fifties, including The Naked Spur, Winchester '73, and The Man from Laramie.   His character in Vertigo is an obsessive,  haunted man, and even in the Capra holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, Stewart takes George Bailey into stark and disturbing areas of failure and despair.  


Next issue, a look at some of John Wayne's bad guys. 




"I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble."  Sam Spade [Humphrey Bogart], The Maltese Falcon


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 
Lisa Rivera,  Media Assistant  (718) 780-4378