The Latest from the Library…

by Mary Lou Neighbor, AV Librarian/Assistant Professor

Academy Award Winners in the AV Library

The Academy Awards have recently taken place, and some of the films that were nominated and won are becoming available on DVD.  One of the films that was most nominated and had the most wins was Hugo (DVD 4438).  Here are the categories in which it was nominated:

Best Picture
Best Director, Martin Scorsese
Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Film Editing
Music, Original Score

The film won the Academy Awards for:

Art Direction
Cinematography
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Visual Effects

We have added many of the titles that were nominees and winners to the AV Collection.  Others, such as The Artist, are still on order.  Please come to the AV Library and check out the numerous Oscar titles we now have:

Adventures of Tin Tin.   DVD 4437
Nominated for Best Music, Original Score.

Bridesmaids.   DVD 4276
Nominated for Writing (Original Screenplay) and Actress in a Supporting Role.

The Decendants.   DVD 4440
Won for Writing (Adapted Screenplay); nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director,and Film Editing.

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.   DVD 4436
Won for Film Editing; and nominated for Actress in a Leading Role, Cinematography, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. DVD 4435
Nominated for Art Direction, Visual Effects, and Makeup.

The Help.   DVD 4390
Won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role; nominated for Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role,And Actress in a Supporting Role.

The Ides of March.  DVD 4439
Nominated for Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

Jane Eyre.   DVD 4334
Nominated for Costume Design.

Midnight in Paris.   DVD 4417
Won for Best Writing (Original Screenplay);  nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Art Direction.

Moneyball.   DVD 4404
Nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Editing, Sound Mixing, and Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

The Muppets.   DVD 4434
Won Best Music (Original Song).

My Week with Marilyn.  DVD 4432
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role.

Puss in Boots.   DVD 4431
Nominated for Animated Feature Film.

Rango.   DVD 4430
Won for Best Animated Feature Film.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  DVD 4406
Nominated for Visual Effects.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  DVD 4433
Nominated for Actor in a Leading Role, Music (Original Score), Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

Tree of Life.  DVD 4413
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Cinematography.

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Brendlinger Library Book Discussions

A group of avid readers meets monthly in the new reading room of the renovated Brendlinger Library to participate in lively book discussions.  The discussions are informal, and all members of the college and greater community are welcome to join the staff, community residents, faculty, and occasional students, who comprise the core group by attending any of the scheduled discussions.

Books for the year, selected each December by the participants, include at least one work of non-fiction (this past January we read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson) as well as a classic work of fiction.  Guest faculty members are always welcome to lead the discussions.  Dr. Catherine Parzynski, Assistant Professor of History, will lead our discussion of Stacy Schiff’s biography of Cleopatra titled, Cleopatra: A Life, on May 2.  Jane Willig, English Instructor, will lead the discussion for Flaubert’s Madame Bovary in November.

Please consider attending!  You’ll enjoy interesting discussions and a nice break from the usual routine.  Please contact Mary Beth Parkinson, Information Literacy Librarian (Mparkins@mc3.edu ; 215-619-7480), for further information as well as to receive email alerts for upcoming discussions.  Meetings take place from 12:10-1:10 on the first Wednesday of most months, unless otherwise indicated, in the Brendlinger Library reading room on level 3 of College Hall. Upcoming books and discussion dates are as follows:

Before I Go to Sleep S.J. Watson April 4th
Cleopatra Stacy Schiff May 2nd
The Paris Wife: a Novel Paula McLain June 6th
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon July 11th
Traveling with Pomegranates Sue Monk Kidd September 5th
tbd – writer’s conference book tbd October 3rd
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert November 7th
Book selections meeting December 5th

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