Tag Archives: motion pictures

Underwater Dreams

A screening of the documentary Underwater dreams on Tues., Sept. 22, at 3:30pm in UC 275A opens the Latino Heritage Lecture Series for 2015-16! Enjoy the story of Title I high school students, sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants, building a … Continue reading

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Animals taking Earth back: summer thrills

There are so many choices if you want to read or view something ridiculous about scary critters this summer! I recently saw the latest Jurassic flick, which did not disappoint because I’m a sucker for a huge dinosaur lowering its … Continue reading

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Science in television and movies

The UWW Chem Club is sponsoring a free live webinar “Chemistry on the Silver Screen” on Tues., Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in Upham room 140. The webinar will feature science advisors to Breaking Bad and other entertainment like the … Continue reading

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Remembering Lauren Bacall

Actress Lauren Bacall passed away this week. You can read about her in books such as the autobiography Now published in 1994 (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2287.B115 A3 1994), or watch her in movies from Andersen Library’s 2nd-floor Browsing DVD Feature … Continue reading

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Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams, an extraordinary comedian as well as an award-winning dramatic actor, may have left us, but we can honor his memory and appreciate his work by watching some of his movies. Andersen Library has several in the 2nd-floor Browsing … Continue reading

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Movies

I’ll bet a lot of us will watch some movies over the holidays, either in theatres or in our own homes. Did you know that the first “commercial movie screening” took place in Paris on Dec. 28, 1895? The Lumière … Continue reading

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Digital Public Library of America

There are lots and lots of institutions providing digitized materials, but who has the time to find them? Well, here’s a one-stop discovery tool! The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) provides free access to the digitized riches of libraries, … Continue reading

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Honoring Michael Crichton

Tomorrow, October 23, is the anniversary of Michael Crichton’s birth. He died on November 4, 2008. You can join me in celebrating this popular author’s life and accomplishments by reading some of his novels. More information about his life is … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Honoring Tom Mix

On Oct. 12 in 1940, Tom Mix died in a one-car automobile accident. He was a famous and highly-paid star (along with his horse Tony) in silent-film era Westerns, as well as a few early “talkie” Westerns. Have you seen … Continue reading

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Movie Night Options

The Library’s Browsing collections of feature movies in VHS or DVD formats includes 96 of the titles on the American Film Institute‘s “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies” 10th anniversary list. Most of them are available in DVD format. This list … Continue reading

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