New Film Database–FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus

FIAF... which was on trial earlier this month has been added to the Libraries’ collection of databases.  FIAF is the only library database which is devoted entirely to film and film criticism.  Many articles are full-text and there is good coverage of non-English language journals.  It indexes over 500,000 articles from academic and popular film journals, going back to 1972. It also includes the International Index to TV Periodicals, Treasures from the Film Archives, (silent film holdings archives), a variety of film reference works and the International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections.

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Harpur Cinema–Gueros by Alonso Ruizpalacios

The film Gueros will be shown in on October 23 and 25th at 7:30 in the Lecture Hall. As, the Harpur Cinema page notes, Mexico First time director, Ruizpalacios, fondly references the Nouvelle Vague style of the 1960′s  in this black and white film with its  “sudden cuts, fleet, ground-level camera work, abrupt changes in tone, and boxy aspect ratio.”  Güeros  follows the journey of young Tomás to Mexico City to stay with his brother.  The adventures that follow result a film that “pops and swerves” with “images by turns comical, banal and ravishing…You come away with a buzz that’s invigorating.”

The Libraries have quite a few books on Mexican cinema.  Some recent titles are listed below.

Mexican screen fiction: between cinema and television, by Paul Julian Smith. Fine Arts – PN1993.5.M4 S65 2014.

 

 

 

The three amigos : the transnational filmmaking of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón, by Deborah Shaw. Fine Arts – PN1993.5.M4 S53 2013

 

 

 

The transnational fantasies of Guillermo del Toro , ed. by Ann Davies, Deborah Shaw, and Dolores Tierney. Fine Arts – PN1998.3.T583 T83 2014

 

 

 

Revolution and rebellion in Mexican film, by Niamh Thornton.  Fine Arts Collection – PN1993.5.M4 T46 2013

 

 

 

Mexican cinema : reflections of a society, 1896-2004, by Carl J. Mora.  Fine Arts– PN1993.5.M4 M6 2005

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FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus

The Libraries are running a database trial of the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus. This film studies database was created by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF); it indexes over 500,000 articles from academic and popular film journals (1972 and onward), The database also include the International Index to TV periodicals, Treasures from the Film Archives, silent film holdings archives.and International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections. Trial ends November 13, 2015. As with most library database trials, FIAF can only be used on campus.

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Visiting Film and Video Artists and Speakers Series

Scott M. MacDonald will discuss his just-published book, “Binghamton Babylon, Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977,” (now on order–coming soon to the Libraries) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in LH-6. He will also talk about some of the very films he saw on Saturday, April 29, 1972, at the Binghamton Cinema Department that re-set his life: Serene Velocity by Ernie Gehr, Soft Rain by Ken Jacobs, Barn Rushes by Larry Gottheim, and The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes by Stan Brakhage.

 

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New Cinema Books

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 cinemaby 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

 

 

 

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Animation

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

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New Cinema Reference Books

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

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Kanopy Database Trial

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.

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British Pathé Films

 

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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.

 

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Cutie and the Boxer

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

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