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Film can be an excellent resource for your research.Our library’s film collection covers a wide
range of topics.Borrowing from our film collection is
restricted to Huntingdon students, faculty and staff.When searching for films in Countess, the
online catalogue, you can limit your search results to only films by clicking on “Videos” in
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Affluenza is a fascinating look at one of the greatest maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by NPR's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. -- from cover art
"Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type."
"Christopher Columbus lands in the New World and encounters a Native American smoking on the beach. What do you suppose he s doing? he asks. His lieutenant observes, He s drawing in the smoke and blowing it out again. He seems to enjoy it. Columbus reply: Doesn t that just prove how backward they are? You d never see a civilized man doing a thing like that. Five hundred years later the question is being asked again. The Last Cigarette uses a compilation of Hollywood clips, vintage cigarette commercials, anti-smoking scare-films, Congressional battle-footage, smoking esoterica and much more to examine how we got from there to here. It casts a satirical eye on the notably uncivilized tactics employed by both sides in today s smoking wars."-- Product Description
"This program looks at the society inundated with visual images. From billboards to bus stops, from rock videos to newsstands, mass-produced images have become the very air we breathe. What is this cultural atmosphere saying to us and about us?"
"Social change begins with the willingness to trespass and make a fool of yourself for what you believe in, Reverend Billy preaches. If you fear that concept has lost its place in our world, check out his church." -- Janice Page (The Boston Globe)
WARNING: Thank You For Smoking "just might make you laugh your head off!" (MAXIM). Aaron Eckhart stars as Nick Naylor, a sexy, charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator (William H. Macy) bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test. As Nick says, "If you want an easy job, go work for the Red Cross." -- from cover art
From the producer of "Super Size Me" comes this comedic look at America's obsession with "stuff." Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir is out to save Christmas from the "Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt." (Companion book also available in the library collection: 818.60208 T143w 2006.)