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Dramatic Feature Films
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 F67 2006
Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror. Based on The Tempest.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.A3 J3 1997
A soldier flees from an unjust criminal conviction and is chased across Africa.
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.W4 M556 2011
A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst, and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When they encounter a Native American, they must choose between following their guide or an 'enemy.'
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 O68 2002
Tells the adventures of a free-spirited mental ward inmate whose rebelliousness pits him against the repressive head nurse, and whose charm wins him the loyalty of his fellow inmates.
Public Enemy (1931)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.G3 P82 2000
The film that forever ensures Cagney's reputation as the best of the screen gangsters, Public Enemy tells the story of a hoodlum and his climb from petty criminal to big time gangster.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D4 M2 2006
Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind.
Light Feature Films
Field of Dreams (1989)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) (PN1995.9.S76 F43 2004
Inspired by a mysterious voice, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.
History of the World Part I (1981)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 H578 2006
A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 I55 2000
Based on the life of composer Ludwig Beethoven. A letter found after his death leads to efforts to uncover the mystery of who was his immortal beloved.
Maybe... Maybe Not (1996)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H55 M28 1996
Axel is an open-minded heterosexual whose girlfriend Doro has just thrown him out for cheating on her. The only place he can find to sleep is at the apartment of a gay acquaintance who would like nothing better than to seduce Axel. Doro announces that she is pregnant, then finds Axel and his roommate Norbert in a compromising position and decides her lover is gay. In the comedy of errors that follows, everything Axel does to win Doro back goes hilariously wrong.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 R28 2007
A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 S35 2000
Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler.
Dark Feature Films
Double Indemnity (1944)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.F54 D74 2005
An insurance man and a suburban wife conspire to trick her husband into signing a policy that pays double for accidental death-- then push him from a train. It's an almost perfect crime.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.S5 D7 1991
Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor, has a weakness for experiments which take him to the boundaries of human consciousness and experience. When Sir George Carew, father of the girl Jekyll loves, accuses him of being afraid of temptation, he finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime.
From Hell (2001)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) (PN1995.9.S87 F86 2002
In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed.
Mary Reilly (1996)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H6 M27 2000
The classic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gets a chilling new twist when seen through the eyes of Dr. Jekyll's devoted maid.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.W3 D34 2006
Five friends, Michael, Nick, Steven, Stan, and Axel, who are from a small town in middle America, work in the stifling heat and infernal din of a steel mill. They blow off steam after work at a neighborhood tavern. They go deer hunting every fall. One day late in 1968, Michael, Steven, and Nick leave for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela; their wedding reception serves as the friend's farewell party.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.L5 P43 2008
Dorian Gray is an innocent young man who has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after he falls under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton.
Foreign Language Films
After Life (1998)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.J3 W17 2000
The newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. (In Japanese with English subtitles)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 C973 2004
Cyrano, a master swordsman and poet, feels he can not woo his beloved Roxane due to an unfortunate physical flaw: his grotesquely large nose. Resigning himself to helping another suitor, the dashing yet tongue-tied Christian, Cyrano uses his mastery of words to win Roxane for him. But when Roxane finds that she has fallen for Christian's mind - and not for his beauty - which of her two suitors will finally possess her heart? (In French with English subtitles)
Das Experiment (2002)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.G4 E95 2003
A fictionalized interpretation of an experiment by Stanford University in 1971 which asked for 24 male students to volunteer for a simulated prison experience as prisoners or guards to determine behavioral and psychological consequences. (In German with English subtitles)
La Sombra del Caudillo (1960)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.S6 S765 2004
In 1920's Mexico City, a military leader must choose his successor. The choice comes down to two men: the leader's preference, and Aguirre, the people's favorite. Faced with his loyalty to the regime versus the opportunity to accede to power, Aguirre must make a difficult decision. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.B25 M66 2005
In a small village in Burkina Faso, four young girls have fled the ritual of "purification" (female circumcision) and seek protection -- moolaadé -- with a circucised woman who helped her own daughter escape excision seven years earlier. In defiance of the traditionalists, the girls are granted sanctuary and the stage is set for a tense confrontation between opposing sets of values. (In Bambara with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.R8 D84 2009
Adapted from a Stanislaw Lem novel. Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness. (In Russian with English subtitles)
Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian
Subjects: Art & Art History
, Cinema Studies
, Latin American Studies