Monday, October 30, 2006

New DVDs

Available to be checked out of the ASC Library:

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press. A film by Rich Goldsmith, 2006. "A magnetic, entrancing, inspiring film...reveals a history of our times unknown to most Americans. At the same time delightful to watch...I wish every young person in American could see it. --Howard Zinn, historian, Boston University

The Clios 2005. 120s minutes of winners of the gold, silver and bronze Clio Awards, given to creative excellence in advertising and design in a number of fields including TV, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Integrated Campaign, Innovative Media, Design, and the Internet. The Library has the two previous years as well.

And not so new but still in its cellophane wrapper: Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer. An Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation Production, 2005. Based on interviews with trailer makers, film editors, copywriters, directors, marketing executives, collectors and scholars of the industry, this documentary examines the historical development, contemporary practice, cultural resonance and economic importance of trailer marketing.

TV series available on DVD at ASC Library are:

All in the Family--Season 1, 2
Bewitched--Season 1
Cops--3 shows
Dallas--Seasons 1-4
Dynasty--Season 1
Friends--Seasons 1-9
Gilligan's Island--Season 3
Homicide: Life on the Street--Seasons 1-4
I Love Lucy--Seasons 1, 5
Law & Order--Seasons 1, 3, 4
Lost in Space--Season 3
The Munsters--Season 2
NYPD Blue--Season 1
Perry Mason--Season 1
Rawhide--Season 1
Real World Paris
Remington Steele--Season 1
Seinfeld--Seasons 1-6
Sex in the City--Seasons 1-6
The Sopranos--Seasons 1-5
West Wing--Seasons 1-5
White Shadow--Season 1

Suggestions for TV series needed for research purposes are welcome. Some of the titles I pick up are in response to course work (requests from professors). In addition, I've added a smattering of titles from different decades in the spirit of general historical sampling.

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