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1.

Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Foucault Contre Lui-Même

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Presents the energy and fierce intellect of the well-known 20th century philosopher, Michel Foucault, and introduces us to some of the key elements of his work, while also acknowledging--and even celebrating--its many contradictions.
Online
2014
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Paulo Mendes DA Rocha: Entre Ideas y Dibujos

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This book revolves around the drawings and scale models especially selected by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, who was conferred the degree of Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in 2009. The personal selection done by PMdR resulted in a publishing project that included the participation of a group of academics from Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina convened so that, by means of short texts, freely elaborated their perspective on those drawings. The book is, therefore, the result of a collective work whose purpose is to think the architecture from its most common resources: drawing and scale model. PMdR has also contributed with a text specially elaborated for this publication.
Book
2015
Fine Arts (Stacks)
5.

Happiness =: Le Bonheur

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"This two-disc set includes Chris Marker's tribute to Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin, Medvedkin's silent classic 'Happiness' (1934), and loads of extras." ; "Based on the life and work of the Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin (1900-1989), 'The last bolshevik' is a tribute from one filmmaker to another. An archeological expedition into film history that reveals new cinematic treasures, the film prompts a reflection on the relation between art and politics in the former Soviet Union. The film captures the commitment, energy, struggles, illusions and disillusions of a believing but never naïve bolshevik. From Medvedkin's classic 1934 satire 'Happiness', and the 'film train' which he directed in the 1930s, to his sardonic comedies and bitter war newsreels, Chris Marker [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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One Day in the Life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich

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One day in the life of Andreĭ Arsenʹevich : this documentary is a homage to post-War Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky by his friend and colleague renowned French filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker draws parallels between Tarkovsky's life and films, offering an original insight into the usually reclusive director. Incorporating extensive film clips, journal entries, personal musings, and behind-the-scenes footage of Tarkovsky obsessively commanding his entire crew and of candid moments with his friends and family, this is a personal and loving portrait of the monumental filmmaker.; In the dark: one day of an elderly blind man who lives in a small apartment in suburban Moscow with only his white cat to keep him company as he weaves baskets to give to strangers on the street.; Three songs [...]
DVD
2010; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Los Relatos de Julio Cortázar En el Cine de Ficción (1962-2009)

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"Reconstruye diferentes culturas cinematográficas que en distintas épocas han recreado en el cine los cuentos así como las nociones poetológicas de Julio Cortázar. Más allá de la comparación de las obras fílmicas con las obras literarias del escritor, sus textos son relacionados con variados estilos de cine y se examinan además los factores estéticos e históricos que subyacen a la particular configuración narrativa de largometrajes que interpretan la literatura de Cortázar en el Séptimo Arte. Desde distintos ángulos de estudio se perfilan los desafíos pero también los potenciales cinematográficos que plantea el autor de Rayuela."--Back cover.
BookDVD
2014
Alderman (Stacks) Map
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Hitchcock Truffaut

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In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scene in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting, used to produce the mythical book, Hitchcock/Truffaut-this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers. Includes bonus materials.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Doc of the Dead

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"Definitive guide to all things undead delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in film and literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture, to deliver a comprehensive, fast-paced, highly entertaining look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions. "Doc of the dead" hosts a rich and entertaining dialogue with zombie authors, filmmakers and scholars, and features a host of zombie icons (Max Brooks, George A. Romero, Simon Pegg, Robert Kirkman, Bruce Campbell, Greg Nicotero, and many more!)"--Container.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Commedia Dell'arte

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Presents the gallery of stock commedia characters focusing on the Maschere, the mask characters. Giovanni Poli provides the authentic voice quality, characteristic movements, and the gestures of commedia dell'arte.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Portrait of David Toop Through His Records Collection

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The filmmakers visited David Toop in his home in the northern part of London, and listened to music for several days. The film asks: Does music have any limits? What is music?
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes: A Documentary About Making of Ten Canoes

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Documents the making of Rolf de Heer's eleventh feature film, Ten canoes, which won the Special Grand Jury prize, 2006 Cannes International Film Festival. Both the movie and the documentary were made by award-winning director, Rolf de Heer. Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong. Rolf de Heer narrates the documentary, talking through the process and challenges of making Ten canoes. The rewarding outcome in the making of Ten canoes is that the film crew [...]
DVD
2006
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Korean Literature Promenade

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Features historically important Korean novels and poems that have been translated and published in foreign countries. They are selected by Arirang and the Korea Literature Translation Institute. Includes interviews with authors, commentaries by literary critics and dramatizations of scenes from novels and visual representations of poems.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Vivaldi Unmasked [electronic resource]

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A helter-skelter mix of documentary and music video, the film contextualises Vivaldi's life through The Four Seasons, the most recorded and popular classical music ever written. Yet until 50 years ago it was forgotten, and remarkably little is known about the man who wrote it. Presented by the dynamic young conductor Charles Hazlewood, the story of how Antonio Vivaldi's extraordinary life and work were rediscovered is one of the most intriguing musical detective investigations of our time.
Online
2002
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Race: The Floating Signifier

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Hall, a renowned public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race & the meaning of racial signifiers (like skin color) at Goldsmith's College, New Cross, London. Also includes an interview with Hall by Sut Jhally.
DVD
1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Marc Blitzstein [electronic resource]: The Cradle That Rocked Broadway

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"Examination of the life, work and influence of Marc Blitzstein. With Aaron Copland, composer. Arvin Brown, director. John Houseman, producer-actor. Leonard Bernstein, composer. Actor-singers Howard Da Silva, Brenda Lewis, Jerry Jarrett, Joyce Ebert. Blitzstein's work includes "The Cradle Will Rock" (a 1937 Federal Theater Project project), "Regina" (based on Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes"), and an adaptation of the Brecht-Weill musical play "The Threepenny Opera." Through all his work there runs a vivid social consciousness, often expressed in angry commentary on injustice and the irony of misery in a land of plenty. When he died (in an act of violence when he was only 58) he was working on an opera about Sacco and Vanzetti. Performance excerpts include portions from the [...]
Online
1976
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Gopi Chand Narang: A Literary Odyssey

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Documentary on Gopi Chand Narang, b. 1931, Urdu scholar and critic.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment

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"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Item is on order)