Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Featured DVDs

Time for horror films!

My picks for this year feature an impressive list of silent films.

The Avenging Conscience (1914)
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Butler Media Res

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
Directed by Robert Wiene
Butler Media Res

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Directed by John S. Robertson
Butler Media Res

Eyes of the Mummy (1922)
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Butler Media Res

The Hands of Orlac
Directed by Robert Wiene
Butler Media Res

Haunted Castle (1921)
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Butler Media (Circulating)

Nosferatu (1922)
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Butler Media Res

The Penalty (1920)
Directed by Wallace Worsley
Butler Media Res

The Phantom of the Opera (1929)
Directed by Rupert Julian
Butler Media Res

Waxworks (1924)
Directed by Paul Leni
Butler Media Res

Monday, October 25, 2010

Featured DVD

If you are like me and completely blanked on getting a ticket for the already sold out ANGELS IN AMERICA at the Signature Theater, the first New York revival since the spectacular Broadway run in 1993-1994 (which I did see), check out the Mike Nichols film version made for HBO.
Starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker and others -- Tony Kushner's brilliant play works on the small screen.

Butler Media (Circulating)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Featured DVD of the Week

In response to this New York Times article entitled "Longing for the Lines That Had Us at Hello," I will add one of my favorites from Donnie Brasco -- "Forget about it."

Donnie Brasco
Butler Media Res

Donnie Brasc

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Featured Resource

Film Language Glossary

A multimedia dictionary of essential film terms.