New titles for this summer.
Dictionary of film terms : the aesthetic companion to film art, by Frank Eugene Beaver. Bartle Library Reference PN1993.45 .B33 2015
Italian fascism’s empire cinema, by Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Fine Arts PN1993.5.I88 B336 2015
Historical dictionary of African American cinema, by S. Torriano Berry and Venise T. Berry. Bartle Library Reference PN1995.9.N4 B433 2015
American road narratives : reimagining mobility in literature and film, by Ann Brigham. PS169.T74 B75 2015
The comic book film adaptation : exploring modern Hollywood’s leading genre, by Liam Burke. Fine Arts PN1997.85 .B87 2015
Italian gothic horror films, 1957-1969, by Roberto Curti ; foreword by Ernesto Gastaldi. Fine Arts PN1995.9.H6 C877 2015
Superheroes on world screens, by ed. by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward. Fine Arts PN1995.9.S76 S87 2015
Recycled stars: female film stardom in the age of television and video, by Mary R. Desjardins. e-book
The cinema of Ang Lee: the other side of the screen, by Whitney Crothers Dilley. e-book
Tolstoy on screen, ed. by Lorna Fitzsimmons and Michael A. Denner. PG3415.F54 T69 2015
A history of 1970s experimental film: Britain’s decade of diversity, by Patti Gaal-Holmes. e-book
The end of cinema? : a medium in crisis in the digital age, by André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion ; translated by Timothy Barnard. Fine Arts PN1995 .G335 2015
Latin American cinema, by Stephen M. Hart. Fine Arts PN1993.5.L3 H378 2015
Cinema, slavery, and Brazilian nationalism, by Richard A. Gordon. Fine Arts PN1995.9.S557 G68 2015
Bollywood’s India : a public fantasy, by Priya Joshi. Fine Arts PN1993.5.I8 J673 2015
A companion to contemporary documentary film, ed. by Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow. Fine Arts PN1995.9.D6 C543 2015
The Cinema course this summer focuses on animation. Resources on films can be searched under the title, director (as an author), the studio name (Disney, Pixar, Ghibli) or simply under the terms animation or anime. Some recent library titles on this topic are below.
The late works of Hayao Miyazaki : a critical study, 2004-2013, by Dani Cavallaro. Fine Arts PN1998.3.M577 C385 2014
Animating film theory, edited by Karen Beckman. e-book
Anime explosion! : the what? why? & wow! of Japanese animation, by Patrick Drazen. e-book
Anime : a history, by Jonathan Clements. Fine Arts NC1766.J3 C55 2013
The soul of anime: collaborative creativity and Japan’s media success story, by Ian Condry. e-book
Handsome heroes & vile villains : men in Disney’s feature animation, by Amy M. Davis. Fine Arts PN1995.9.M34 D38 2013
Animated documentary, by Annabelle Honess Roe. Fine Arts Collection Stacks – PN1995.9.D6 H63 2013
Diversity in Disney films : critical essays on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability, edited by Johnson Cheu. Fine Arts PN1999.W27 D58 2013
Call numbers are listed for print books. E-book titles can be accessed via the Libraries’ catalog.
A comprehensive encyclopedia of film noir : the essential reference guide, by John Grant, Bartle Library Reference – PN1995.9.F54 G83 2013
The concise Routledge encyclopedia of the documentary film, edited by Ian Aitken, e-book
Historical dictionary of British cinema, by Alan Burton and Steve Chibnall, Bartle Library Reference – PN1993.5.G7 B785 2013
Historical dictionary of South American cinema, by Peter H. Rist, e-book
The new biographical dictionary of film, by David Thomson, Bartle Library Reference – PN1998.2 .T49 2014
The Routledge dictionary of Turkish cinema, by Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Bartle Library Reference – PN1993.5.T8 D656 2014.
The Routledge encyclopedia of films, edited by Sarah Barrow, Sabine Haenni and John White, e-book
The Libraries are running a trial for the Kanopy database, which provides access to more than 6,500 videos from major educational film producers and distributors in a wide variety of subject areas. Included are the following popular collections: Criterion Collection, Symptom Media, PBS, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, California Newsreel, BBCActive, NEVCO and German Film. Includes a wide variety of films, including such titles as Battleship Potemkin, Jules and Jim, Rashomon, and Night and Fog. The trial will end sometime in early 2015.
Film archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films comprised of newsreels and documentaries to its YouTube channel. British Pathé, which operated from 1896 to 1976, covered newsworthy events in Britain and around the world. The newsreels cover everything from the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, to the crash of the Hindenburg, the First and Second World Wars and Beatlemania.
Harpur Cinema will be showing Cutie and the Boxer, a film by Zachary Heinzerling, on Friday, April 4, and Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., LH-6. The film is a documentary on the relationship between the Japanese/New York artist Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, an artist in her own right. The Libraries own several works on Ushio Shinohara. They are listed below.
Shinohara pops! : the avant-garde road, Tokyo/New York, by Hiroko Ikegami, Reiko Tomii ; with contribution by Michael Lobel. Fine Arts N7359.S55 A4 2012 (on order–in process)
Shinohara, by Rand Castile ; introduction by Yoshiaki Tōno. Fine Arts N7359.S55 A4 1982
Harpur Cinema will be showing The Angels’ Share, a film by Ken Loach, on Friday, March 21, 2014 and Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., LH-6. British filmmaker Loach is known for his realist directing style and social commentary. The Angels’ Share, a comedy drama, centers around a young Scottish troublemaker who, after the birth of his son, is given one final opportunity to stay out of jail. A visit to a whiskey tasting session gives him an idea on how to change his life.
The Libraries’ own numerous books and several films (DVD & VHS) by Ken Loach. A selection is listed below.
All DVDs and VHS materials are available at the Circulation Desk in the Newcomb Reading Room
DVD & VHS
Bread and Roses, directed by Ken Loach. DVD PN1997 .B72353 2006
Ladybird, Ladybird, directed by Ken Loach, VHS PN1997 .L332 1995
Ken Loach, the politics of film and television, by John Hill, Fine Arts PN1998.3.L6 H55 2011
Which side are you on?: Ken Loach and his films, by Anthony Hayward, Special Collections Rogg Collection PN1998.3.L6 H39 2004
The cinema of Ken Loach : art in the service of the people, by Jacob Leigh, Fine Arts PN1998.3.L6 L45 2002
Loach on Loach, edited by Graham Fulle, Fine Arts PN1998.3.L6 A3 1998
Harpur Cinema will be showing Like Someone in Love, a film by famed Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, this weekend. Set in Japan, the story follows a young hooker rescued by an older man. The film will be shown on Friday, March 7 and Sunday, March 9 in Lecture Hall 6 at 7:30 p.m. It will be introduced by Tomokari Nishikawa, assistant professor of Cinema. The Libraries have many DVDs and films by and about Kiarostami. Some are listed below.
All DVDs and VHS materials are available at the Circulation Desk in the Newcomb Reading Room
Close-Up, directed by Abbas Kiraostami, (DVD) PN1997 .N39 2010
Taste of Cherry, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, DVD PN1997 .T3356 1999
Wind Will Carry Us, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, VHS PN1997 .B33 2002
Out of Asia: the films of Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Abbas Kiarostami, and Zhang Yimou, by Bert Cardullo, e-book
Abbas Kiarostami, by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, Fine Arts PN1998.3.K58 S23 2003
Close up: Iranian cinema, past, present and future, by Hamid Dabashi, Fine Arts PN1993.5.I846 D3 2001
A social history of Iranian cinema: the globalizing era, 1984-2010, volume 4, by Hamid Naficy, e-book
Alain Resnais, famed filmmaker before, during and after the French New Wave, died this week at the age of 91. Resnais was perhaps best known for his films Night and Fog, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Mon Oncle de Amerique, and Last Year at Marienbad. The Libraries have a number of films by Alain Resnais on DVD and have numerous books on his work. A selection is listed below. All DVDs can be be obtained at the Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk.
Last year at Marienbad, DVD PN1997 .A44 1999
Night and Fog, DVD D805.G3 N84 2003
Mon oncle d’Amerique, DVD PN1997 .M647 2007
Hiroshima mon amour, DVD PN1997 .H57 2003
Black and blue : the bruising passion of Camera lucida, La Jetée, Sans soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour, by Carol Mavor, e-book
Uncovering the Holocaust : the international reception of Night and fog, edited by Ewout van der Knaap, Fine Arts PN1995.9.H53 U53 2006
Alain Resnais, by Emma Wilson, Fine Arts PN1998.3.R48 W55 2006
Alain Resnais: une lecture topologique, by Sarah Leperchey, Fine Arts PN1998.3.R48 L47 2000
Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone, part of the Spring Harpur Cinema series, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 2 in Lecture Hall 6. Garrone is perhaps best known for his gritty drama Gomorrah. However, Reality steers away from the world of crime and focuses on Luciano, a mild-mannered Italian fish monger who desperately seeks to win a place on the reality show Big Brother. Luciano takes a wild journey across the boundary that separates his ordinary life and the wild world of television fantasies of celebrity and the high life. Winner of the Cannes, 2012 Grand Jury Prize. Introduction by Olivia Holmes, associate professor of English and medieval studies. The Libraries own on DVD, Garrone’s earlier film, Gomorrah which is located at the Newcomb Reading Room Circulation Desk, call number PN1997.2 .G646 2009.