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New and Featured DVDs for 06/07/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new DVDs and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Mission: Impossible

13 Assassins

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths

The Perfect Getaway

Transsiberian

Pan’s Labyrinth

Goodnight Moon

Away We Go

The Social Network

Man Of La Mancha

Gosford Park

The original Downton Abbey!

My Stepmother Is An Alien

Undercover Brother

Hot Fuzz

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

The Best of Monk

Double Jeopardy

Pirates Of Silicon Valley

The Best of Monk

NON-FICTION:

Man On Wire

Frederick Douglass (A&E Biography)

For All Mankind

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People

American Experience: The Crash Of 1929

Helvetica

2007, directed by Gary Hustwit. The first of the director’s design trilogy and released in 2007 to coincide with the inspirational and beautiful typeface’s 50th anniversary. Check out reviews from The Onion AV Club and Slant Magazine, and the trailer below:

The Bicycle Corps: America’s Black Army On Wheels

The War That Made America: The Story Of The French And Indian War

Against The Odds: The Artists Of The Harlem Renaissance

The President’s Photographer: 50 Years Inside The Oval Office

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Please note that DVDs mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured DVDs:

03/15/12.

02/14/12.

02/07/12.

12/30/11.

Previous New/Featured books:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

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Author quotes: Writing fiction.

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Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Here’s two more quotes from one of the greats of literature:

“You know that fiction, prose rather, is possibly the roughest trade of all in writing. You do not have the reference, the old important reference. You have the sheet of blank paper, the pencil, and the obligation to invent truer than things can be true. You have to take what is not palpable and make it completely palpable and also have it seem normal and so that it can become a part of experience of the person who reads it.”

-from a letter to Bernard Berenson on Sept. 24, 1954, published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917-1961 edited by Carlos Baker

and

 “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

-from The New York Journal-American, July 11, 1961

from here.

Elsewhere on the internet:

Do Hemingway’s works still pack a literary punch?

The Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

Hemingway the war correspondent reported from Omaha Beach on D-Day.

The five words Hemingway said that gave Marlene Dietrich a whole philosophy for her life: “Never confuse movement with action.”

The full text of Hemingway’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1954.

The annual Hemingway look alike contest.

Rejection letters received by bestselling authors, including Ernest Hemingway.

Has the author’s death eclipsed his work?

And coming soon…

Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn, the journalist and novelist who went on to become Hemingway’s third wife, in Hemingway & Gellhorn, a movie directed by Philip Kaufman and will be appearing on HBO in May.

At the library we have quite a few books both by Hemingway and about his life and work. Come and check them out.