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12 angry men
PN1997.T78 2001
Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons.
2001, a space odyssey
PN1997.T85 2007
Disc 1: Digitally remastered movie -- Disc 2. Special features.
A space voyage to Jupiter erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad.
3 days of the Condor
PN1997.T474 1999
A CIA agent who is on the run from a mass slaughter in his research office suddenly finds himself the target of both his employers and the unknown killers of his associates.
Alamo, The
PN1997.A3577 2004
Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna.
Alamo, The
PN1997.A3576 2004
Tells the story of the historic battle by 185 men against a 7,000-man Mexican army--a battle that ended in the smaller forces' defeat, but lasted long enough to insure the eventual independence of Texas.
All about Eve
PN1997.A359 2008
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
All quiet on the western front
PN1997.A3598 2007
A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.
All that jazz
PN1997.A35988 2007
Based on director Bob Fosse's own extravagant life, this vibrant and spectacular film follows Fosse's alter ego, Joe Gideon in his relentless pursuit of sex, drugs and self-destruction. His womanizing both supports and debilitates him as he juggles his mistress, ex-wife and beloved daughter. Hovering over all of his excess is an angel. The proceedings are set amid rapturous dream sequences, lavish production numbers and fabulous sets.--Container.
All the President's men
PN1997.A366 2006
Disc 1. The movie -- disc 2. Special features.
True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade.
American graffiti
PN1997.A4 1998
Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.
Animal farm
PN1997.A53 2004
A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napolean, whose slogan is "all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others."
Apartment, The
PN1997.A652 2007
C.C. "Bud" Baxter knows the way to success in business-- it's through the door of his apartment. By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of undeserved promotions. But when Bud lends the key to big boss J.D. Sheldrake, he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik, elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl-- or his job.
Apocalypse now, the complete dossier
PN1997.A653 2006
[Disc 1] Apocalypse now (act one); Apocalypse now redux (act one); special features -- [Disc 2] Apocalypse now (act two); Apocalypse now redux (act two); special features.
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
As good as it gets
PN1997.A688 2005
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race.
Awakenings
PN1997.A94 1997
Barry Lyndon
PN1997.B377 2001
The rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage.
Bawang bie ji Farewell my concubine /
PN1997.B39 1999
Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution.
Beautiful mind, A
PN1997.B414 2002
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.
Belle et la bĂȘte Beauty and the beast /
PN1997.B415 2003
Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.
Ben-Hur
PN1997.B424 2000
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Best years of our lives, The
PN1997.B425 2000
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hand
birds, The
PN1997.B5416 2005
Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.
Blade runner
PN1997.B545 1999
Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically-made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. This new version omits Deckard's voiceover narration, develops in slightly greater detail
Blade runner
PN1997.B545 2007
disc 1. Blade runner : the final cut -- disc 2. Dangerous days : making Blade runner -- disc 3. U.S. theatrical cut (1982) -- International theatrical cut (1982) -- Director's cut (1992) -- disc 4. Enhancement archive -- disc 5. Workprint.
Blade Runner the final cut /
PN1997.B5454 2007
Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.' Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 6 "skin jobs," the slang for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future.
Bonnie and Clyde
PN1997.B65 1997
A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
Bowling for Columbine
PN1997.B69 2003
The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
PN1997.D72 2005
Francis Ford Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman's metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula's devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him.
Brazil
PN1997.B73 1999
Disc 1. The movie (142 min.) -- disc 2. The production notebook -- disc 3. Brazil: the "love conquers all" version (94 min.).
A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions.
Bridge on the River Kwai, The
PN1997.B74 2008
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.
Bringing up Baby
PN1997.B75 2005
An heiress determined to catch a zoologist uses her pet leopard, Baby, to get his attention.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
PN1997.B986 2006
Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
The Sundance Kid is the frontier's fastest gun. His partner, Butch Cassidy is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, put on new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend, head down to Bolivia.
Cabaret
PN1997.C33 2003
An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.
Candidate, The
PN1997.C36 1997
While Richard Nixon is on his way to re-election by a landslide, a young, honest, idealistic lawyer begins to learn the truth about running for office.
Carnal knowledge
PN1997.C37 1999
Examines the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men as it traces their lives from college days to middle age.
Charles Dickens' a tale of two cities
PN1997.T23 2006
In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying. The outlook appears grim until som e last-minute help comes from the mysterious Sydney Carton. Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette. Carton keeps his love for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her. As the characters are swept into the maelstrom of the French Revolution, that long-ago promise will become Carton's last hope of redemption for his own soul.
Citizen Kane
PN1997.C52 2001
Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- The battle over Citizen Kane (113 min.).
Feature film: An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it. Documentary: Looks at the lives and careers of Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst, and how Hearst tried to surpress the film Citizen Kane and destroy Welles.
Clockwork orange, A
PN1997.C53 2007
Disc 2: Poughkeepsie shuffle: tracing the French connection / BBC ; written & presented by Mark Kermode ; produced & directed by Russell Leven (54 min.) -- Making the connection: the French connection 30th anniversary special / hosted by Sonny Grosso ; producer, Michele Wilson ; writer, Keith Johnso
"Stamping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating, Derby-topped hooligan Alex has a good time -- at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of the Anthony Burgess novel.
Conformist, The
PN1997.C65 2006
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes to Paris to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Conversation, The
PN1997.C66 2000
A provoking mystery-suspense drama explores the morality of privacy in the story of Harry Caul, a surveillance expert, who conducts a routine surveillance job only to later find himself suspicious that he has become an unwitting player in a murder scheme.
Cool hand Luke
PN1997.C665 1997
Set in the southern United States, Luke is caught cutting off parking meters and is sentenced to the "chain gang."
Crash
PN1997.C852 2005
A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles. Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America.
Crimes and misdemeanors
PN1997.C86 2001
Weaving together several different stories about people's lives, loves, perceptions, and ideals, this examines some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature.
D.O.A.
PN1997.D33 2000
When he is slipped a dose of slow-acting poison, a man sets out to find his own murderer.
Dances with wolves
PN1997.D283 2004
A U.S. Army soldier is allowed to pick his post; he decides to see the West before it is settled.
Death of a salesman
PN1997.D39 2003
Aging salesman Willy Loman doesn't understand why his family never attained the greatness and success he had always envisioned.
Deer hunter, The
PN1997.D44 2005
Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Shows what happens to friendship and courage under stress.
Defiant ones, The
PN1997.D445 2001
Two men escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain.
Deliverance
PN1997.D446 1999
Four ordinary men, in two canoes, descending a river they've only seen as a squiggly line on a map, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand, must fight for their lives against some sadistic mountain men.
Dial M for murder
PN1997.D45 2004
A jealous husband plots to murder his unfaithful wife by hiring a killer to attack her, but the plan goes awry when she kills her assailant.
Dirty Harry
PN1997.D477 2001
A violently inclined San Francisco police inspector is the only cop who is able to arrest a rooftop sniper. When the man is released through lack of evidence, he takes private revenge.
Do the right thing
PN1997.D61 2001
The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, --Container.
Doll's house, A
PN1997.D6455 2003
Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. After she marries, Nora becomes frustrated, realizes that under the dominance of her husband she will never have an identity of her own, and leaves to find a new life for herself.
Double indemnity
PN1997.D68 2006
Walter Neff is a smooth talking insurance salesman who meets the very attractive Phyllis Dietrichson when he calls to renew her husband's automobile policy. The couple are immediately drawn to each other and have an affair. They scheme together to murder Phyllis' husband for life insurance money with a double indemnity clause. Unfortunately, all does not go as planned. Barton Keyes is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out.
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
PN1997.D625 2004
Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
E.T., the extra-terrestrial
PN1997.E88 2005
A story of an alien stranded on Earth and his relationship with a young boy. For the 20th anniversary, the film was reissued with a digitally remixed soundtrack, additional footage and computer-generated enhancements to existing scenes.
Easy rider
PN1997.E28F653 1999
Two motorcyclists travel across the U.S. in search of the "real" America. And find it.
Edge, The
PN1997.E344 1999
A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the jealous husband and the younger photographer as they try to get back to civilization.
Edward Scissorhands
PN1997.E39 2005
Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. So began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.
El norte The north /
PN1997.N6733 2002
Beginning in the mountains of Guatemama, El norte is the story of two brothers who leave their homeland in search of the "promised land" after their father is assassinated by the government. It is a journey filled with never-to-be forgotten dangers and hardships. A dangerous journey that makes for a better life.
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray
PN1997.S5285 2004
Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's, a young black boy accompanies his mother into town and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
PN1997.E84 2004
When Joel discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind through an experimental scientific procedure, he decides to ease his own pain by getting the same treatment. But, as each memory of Clementine is systematically eliminated, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her and desperately attempts to reverse the process.
Excalibur
PN1997.E892 1999
The classic saga of King Arthur and those around him in the Court-- the knights, his Queen, and the wizard Merlin. Focuses on the rise of Christian civilization out of the Dark Ages.
Family plot
PN1997.F27 2005
In his final picture, Hitchcock weaves together suspense and humor in this tongue-in-cheek thriller about a wealthy woman who innocently hires a phony psychic to find her missing heir, a nephew given up for adoption. The psychic and her fellow con artist cross paths with another criminal couple who are involved in kidnapping for ransom. The unforgettable all-star cast contributes to an enthralling merry-go-round of mayhem, mystery and murder.
Farewell to arms
PN1997.F294 2002
Fellowship of the ring, The
PN1997.F45 2006
An epic fantasy tale of good versus evil, friendship and sacrifice. With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo the hobbit embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. Hunting him are servants of the Dark Lord Sauron, the Ring's evil creator. If Sauron reclaims the Ring, the whole of Middle-Earth is doomed.
Field of dreams
PN1997.F475 2004
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Annie, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
Five easy pieces
PN1997.F48 1998
Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness.
Foreign correspondent
PN1997.F673 2004
A reporter sent to Europe to cover a peace conference falls in love with a diplomat's daughter, but discovers that her father is the head of a Nazi spy ring.
Forrest Gump
PN1997.F677 2001
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life
PN1997.I87 2007
Disc 1. Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life (60th anniversary ed., Black and white version, 130 min.) -- Disc 2. Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life (130 min., Color version).
A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic. Features both the black and white and the colorized version.
French Connection, The
PN1997.F7 2005
Disc 2: Poughkeepsie shuffle: tracing the French connection / BBC ; written & presented by Mark Kermode ; produced & directed by Russell Leven$g(54 min.) -- Making the connection: the French connection 30th anniversary special / hosted by Sonny Grosso ; producer, Michele Wilson ; writer, Keith Johnson$g(57 min.) -- French connection deleted scenes / with William Friedkin ; produced and directed by Michael M. Arick$g(18 min.).
Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France, who is in reality a drug lord working on a big score - selling $32 million worth of heroin in New York City. But his potential buyer - small-time hood Salvatore Boca - is being tailed by two undercover NYC cops, James "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get - to the mysterious 'French connection' and a final showdown between the dealers and the police.
Frenzy
PN1997.F746 2005
The Necktie Murderer has the London police on red alert and an innocent man is on a desperate quest to find the real sex criminal and clear his name. Alternating heart-pounding tension with distinctive Hitchcock humor, Frenzy marked the Master of Suspense's return to his native England after almost 20 years.
Gatekeeper, The
PN1997.G368 2004
A racist, bitter U.S. Border Patrol Agent, moonlighting with a vigilante group, goes undercover posing as a Mexican migrant worker in an effort to expose an illegal alien smuggling operation. When the plan blows up, he is trapped with the aliens, in a web of desperation and tyranny that forces him to confront his secret past.
Gattaca
PN1997.G37 1998
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.
General, The
PN1997.G4 1995
Comedy based on the Civil War hijacking of the Confederate supply train The General by Union spy, Captain Anderson and his men. Buster Keaton, with his famous comedic stunts, plays the engineer who rescues the heroine and the train.
Giant
PN1997.G53 2003
Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.
Glass menagerie, The
PN1997.G537 2002
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter.
Godfather, The
PN1997.G63 2004
The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
Godfather. Part II, The
PN1997.G633 2005
In the early 1900s, the young Vito flees Sicily for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy. There he kills the local Black Hand Fanucci after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's stature grows. The family legacy is upended by Michael's business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in the Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that even his allies are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay and turned his brother Fredo against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael decides to turn his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption.
Gone with the wind
PN1997.G655 2005
An epic story of the South's fight to maintain its way of life during the Civil War years. Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order to save herself and her family.
Graduate, The
PN1997.G682 2007
Uncertain of what he wants to do with his life, college graduate Benjamin Braddock returns home. And when the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson, seduces him, the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams. But there's one problem-- she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter.
Greatest man in the world, The
PN1997.G735 2004
Based on the short story by James Thurber. An insufferable lout becomes a national hero after he flies nonstop around the world.
Hamlet
PN1997.H35 2004
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds.
Heat and dust
PN1997.H4156 2003
Story of a woman who goes to India to find the truth about her aunt who left her British husband for an Indian prince.
High noon
PN1997.H51945 2008
Disc 1: Feature film (ca. 85 min.) ; Special features -- Disc 2: Special features.
A retiring lawman, about to leave town with his new bride, seeks allies among the fearful townspeople and finds none when an outlaw he put in prison returns with his gang to take revenge.
High noon
PN1997.H51945 2002
This is the classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, the lawman stands to lose not only the town but his new wife.
Hiroshima mon amour
PN1997.H54 2003
A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier.
Horse whisperer, The
PN1997.H67 1998
Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family.
Hotel Rwanda
PN1997.H675 2005
Based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a five-star-hotel manager who uses his wits and persuasion in striving to save more than 1,200 Tutsis and Hutus from being massacred by the Interahamwe militia during the 1994 Rwandan conflict.
Howards End
PN1997.H73 2005
Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites.
Hulk
PN1997.H84 2003
A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk.
I confess
PN1997.I32 2004
A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself.
Ideal husband, An
PN1997.I33 1999
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.
Importance of being Earnest, The
PN1997.I466 2002
Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cecily has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?
In the heat of the night
PN1997.I559 2008
A black homicide expert is asked to help solve the murder of a wealthy businessman in a small town.
Indiana Jones and the last crusade
PN1997.I537 2003
Beginning with a prologue in which a young Indiana Jones is introduced, the epic continues with the adult Indy embarking on a perilous quest for his father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. The Nazis are on the trail of the Holy Grail, and have kidnapped the professor, who is an authority on the Cup of Christ. Indy inches through rat-filled catacombs, battles Nazis in biplane dogfights, and braves the firepower of unstoppable tanks.
Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark
PN1997.I538 2003
Indiana Jones, an archeologist, embarks on a thrilling quest to locate the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Accompanied by his fiesty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood, Indy must discover the Ark before the Nazis do, and he has to survive poison, traps, snakes and treachery to do so.
Indiana Jones and the temple of doom
PN1997.I539 2003
After barely escaping a Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indiana Jones crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a scheme that has enslaved a remote village's children. Indy must save the children and avoid becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee cult.
Indiana Jones bonus material
PN1997.I536 2003
Over three hours of material documenting the making of the Indiana Jones trilogy.
Insider, The
PN1997.I558 1999
When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more.
Intolerance
PN1997.I5595 2006
Four separate, interwoven stories, unified by the common theme of man's inhumanity to fellow man. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city.
Iron jawed angels
PN1997.I76 2004
Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were two defiant suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two activists broke from the mainstream women's rights movement and created a more radical wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920. In a country dominated by chauvinism, this is no easy fight. Along the way, sacrifices are made: Alice gives up a chance for love, and collegue Inez Mulholland gives up her life.
It happened one night
PN1997.I8 1999
A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter.
Jump in!
PN1997.J84 2007
A young boxer, Izzy Daniels, trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend Mary asks him to substitute in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping.
Jurassic Park III
PN1997.J87 2001
When renowned paleontologist Dr. Grant agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer and his wife on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen's former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures, he has no idea that he was brought along for a totally different reason. When their plane crashes and they become stranded, they discover the island's native inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than imagined.
Kadosh
PN1997.K336 1999
"Set in the Mea Sherim quarter of Jerusalem, an encalve of the utlra Orthodox, Kadosh explores a hermetic world almost never seen on the screen. Here for ten years the pious Rivka has devoted herself to her husband Meir, but their marriage remains childless. Presumed barren, she is rejected in her community, which prizes children above all else. The story that follows relates the harrowing fate of Rivka, and also her beloved sister Malka -- in love witha young man who has fled the community to lead a secular life"--Container.
Kramer vs. Kramer
PN1997.K73 2001
When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back.
Last detail, The
PN1997.L37 1999
Two Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time.
Last emperor, The
PN1997.L378 1998
The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor.
Last picture show, The
PN1997.L3785 1999
A bittersweet drama of the social and sexual mores in small-town 1950s Texas.
Last tango in Paris
PN1997.L3795 1998
An American widower in Paris, desolate at the unexplained suicide of his wife, plunges into a torrid sexual relationship with a stranger, a young French girl half his age.
Lawrence of Arabia
PN1997.L396 2002
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Leap of faith
PN1997.L417 2003
Steve Martin plays Reverend Jonas Nightengale, a slick-as-oil flimflam man who'll trade salvation for a donation to his touring ministry. Jonas knows how to work a crowd and a con, but his works of wonder are done with mirrors and smoke. When his tour bus breaks down, Jonas pitches his tent in impoverished Rustwater, Kansas. While his manager (Debra Winger) tries to pursuade the local sheriff not to close the show, Jonas set his sights on a beautiful skeptic named Marva. But making a believer out of Marva is going to take a real miracle.
Lifeboat
PN1997.L542 2005
When an their vessel is torpedoed in the Atlantic Ocean during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a lifeboat. Short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the German submarine that sank their ship.
Lone star
PN1997.L662 1999
An unsolved murder in a Texas border town uncovers a tale of corruption, intrigue, and forbidden love.
Lorenzo's oil
PN1997.L677 2004
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn about it and tackle the problem himself.
Magnum force
PN1997.M337 2001
A mysterious wave of assassinations is sweeping the San Francisco underworld. Detective "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Eastwood) discovers why: sharpshooting rookie policemen have turned vigilante.
Maltese falcon, The
PN1997.M355 2006
1941 version of "The Maltese falcon" / directed by John Huston ; screenplay John Huston ; starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George and Peter Lorre -- 1931 version of "The Maltese falcon" / directed by Roy Del Ruth ; screenplay & dialogue by Maude Fulton & Brown Holmes ; featuring Bebe Dan
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.
Man for all seasons, A
PN1997.M35 2007
Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty to the crown, Sir Thomas chooses to say nothing.
man who knew too much, The
PN1997.M36 2005
Ben and Jo McKenna, are an innocent American couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son. But their simple plans turn into a nightmare after a French spy dies in Ben's arms at a Marrakesh market, and their son is kidnapped and taken to another country. A thrilling tale of international espionage, assassinations and terror.
Mansfield Park
PN1997.M365 2000
When Fanny Price is sent away to live with her rich cousins, she's meant to learn the ways of proper society but manages to enlighten them as well.
Marnie
PN1997.M3656 2005
Marnie, a compulsive thief and liar is caught. Her captor impulsively marries the frigid, disturbed girl in hopes of helping her and discovering the reasons for her ongoing anti-social behavior.
Marvin's room
PN1997.M368 1999
A disfunctional family takes a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation and learns to reach out to one another.
MASH
PN1997.M37 2006
Three Korean War Army surgeons adopt a hilarious, lunatic lifestyle as an antidote to the tragedies of their Mobile Army Surgical Hospsital.
Matrix, The
PN1997.M38 1999
Features: Widescreen Anamorphic, 2.35:1; Region 1 encoding; Dual layers; audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1); English subtitles. DVD extras: Commentary track by Carrie-Anne Moss, editor Zach Staenberg and visual effects supervisor John Gaeta -- Isolated mu
In an anti-utopian future, the "real" world as we know it is nothing more than a computer construct, created by an all-powerful artificial intelligence. A small group of humans as found a way out of the construct, and are now fighting for the future of the human race.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
PN1997.M3933 2002
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.
Mean streets
PN1997.M4 2004
Charlie, a 27-year-old, tries to work his way up the bottom rungs of organized crime's ladder. Amy Robinson is Teresa, the girlfriend Charlie's family declares "unsuitable" because she has epilepsy.
Memento
PN1997.M46 2002
disc 1. Feature film with director's commentary (113 min.) -- disc 2. Anatomy of a scene. Director's shooting script. Theatrical trailers. Original short story. International campaigns. Production stills and sketches. Hidden features.
An intricate crime story about a man who has lost his short term memory due to a rare brain disorder. Now he is out to catch his wife's murderer, whose identity he cannot ever know for sure. The more he tries to figure out what is true and real, the more he sinks deeper into a multi-layered abyss of uncertainty and surprises.
Midsummer night's dream, A
PN1997.M527 1999
Minority report
PN1997.M536 2002
Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who sets him up.
Monsoon wedding
PN1997.M645 2002
Love, lust and hope envelop an upper middle-class Indian family and their world-wide guests as they celebrate for four days the arranged marriage of their daughter to an East Indian man from Texas.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
PN1997.M7 2004
A bickering couple discover their marriage isn't legal, and go through the courtship process again.
Mr. Smith goes to Washington
PN1997.M53976 1999
Start -- Having kittens -- The Hopper family -- Star-spangled banquet -- At the station -- Saunders -- Daniel Boone arrives -- Press conference -- Paine & Saunders -- The U.S. Senate -- Washington press corps -- Paine's recommendtion -- National boys' camp -- New bills & resolutions -- "Let's get ma
Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career.
Much ado about nothing
PN1997.M83 2003
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.).
Mummy returns, The
PN1997.M76 2001
It's now 1933, 10 years after Rick and Evie met. They're married, settled in London and are raising their 8 year old son, Alex. Imhotep's corpse has been brought to the British Museum, and resurrected; the mummy walks the earth again, determined to become immortal. Another force born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism, even more powerful than Imhotep, has also been set loose in the world. When these two forces clash, the world will hang in the balance, sending the O'Connells on a desperate race to save the world, and rescue their son.
Mummy, The
PN1997.M75 2008
Set in the 1920s, adventurer Rick leads Egyptologist Evelyn and her brother Jonathan to mysterious Hamunaptra. While Jonathan is keen on finding legendary Egyptian treasures, Evelyn wants to search for the Book of the Living, which would clarify a lot in historical knowledge about the ancient Egyptians. Unfortunately, they free Imhotep's mummy from his eternal prison. Imhotep, a former high priest to the pharoh, wants not only to use Evelyn's body to bring back his mistress Anck Su Namunut, but also to rule the world.
My fair lady
PN1997.M949 1998
A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.
Nashville
PN1997.N373 2006
Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters over 5 days during a political rally in the capital of country music.
Natural, The
PN1997.N38 2007
Disc 1. Feature film -- disc. 2. Special features.
A once-promising baseball player on his way to stardom in the big leagues, finds his dreams shattered when a mysterious woman and a silver bullet end his career prematurely. Sixteen years later, armed with his childhood bat "Wonderboy," comes back to baseball, joins the roster of the lowly New York Knights to see if he can overcome physical pain and the nefarious forces around him and lead his team to the pennant.
Night at the opera, A
PN1997.N53 2004
A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal, to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan.
North by northwest
PN1997.N677 2004
An ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents.
Not without my daughter
PN1997.N67 2001
American Betty Mahmoody goes with her daughter and her Iranian-born husband to his native Iran for a vacation. Soon Betty discovers her husband doesn't intend to ever return to America. He will let her go, but her daughter must stay. As a stranger in a foreign police state, Betty has no money, no friends, no rights, and makes a desperate, heroic bid to escape with her child.
On the waterfront
PN1997.O528 2001
An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
PN1997.O535 1997
The story of a man whose rebelliousness pits him against the head nurse of a mental ward and the full spectrum of institutional repression.
Ordinary people
PN1997.O57 2001
The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.
Osama
PN1997.O75 2004
Chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era.
Parallax view, The
PN1997.P337 1999
Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in "accidents", the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime.
Passage to India, A
PN1997.P366 2008
Adela Quested is a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Azis on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begin to blur.
Peter Pan
PN1997.P475 2007
Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook.
Philadelphia story, The
PN1997.P495 2000
A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage.
Phone booth
PN1997.P498 2003
Stu Shepard, a self-centered New York City publicist, suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope when he picks up a ringing payphone and the man on the other end tells him that he's going to kill him if he hangs up.
Platoon
PN1997.P528 2006
Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself.
Pocahontas
PN1997.P63 2005
Disc 1. Feature film (10th anniversary ed. & original theatrical release versions) -- disc 2. Supplemental features.
Legendary tale of Native American Pocahontas and her unlikely romance with British Captain John Smith.
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The
PN1997.P73 2004
A teacher in a 1920's Scottish girls' school captivates her students with her fascist ideals and free-thinking attitude.
Princess bride, The
PN1997.P739 2001
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.
Psycho
PN1997.P78 2005
Norman Bates is a troubled son who believes "a boy's best friend is his mother." Marion Crane is an ill-fated traveler who checks into the eerie Bates Motel wanting only a hot shower and a warm bed. Her journey ends sooner than she planned in the shocking scene that has haunted generations of movie-watchers. The tension and horror mount when a private detective and Marian's sister search for her, and the identity of the mysterious Psycho.
Raging bull
PN1997.R33 2004
Disc one. Feature film -- disc two. Special features.
Jake La Motta is a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. His brother Joey falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, while fifteen-year-old Vickie, becomes Jake's wife and most prized trophy. The same anger that drives Jake in the ring, ultimately drives him to beat his wife and brother, and sends Jake down a self-destructive spiral of paranoia and rage.
Raisin in the sun, A
PN1997.R347 1999
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
Rear window
PN1997.R365 2005
It only takes one witness to spoil the perfect crime in one of the most acclaimed suspense films of all time. Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events.
Red dragon
PN1997.R3725 2003
Will Graham is an FBI agent who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience. Retiring from the Bureau, he moves to Florida. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack, Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. "The Tooth Fairy" is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror.
Reefer madness
PN1997.R3738 1998
A lurid depiction of the horrors of marijuana use.
Remains of the day, The
PN1997.R463 2001
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe.
Return of the king, The
PN1997.R48 2006
The final battle for Middle Earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring.
Rocky
PN1997.R6359 2006
Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time. He works in a meat factory in Philadelphia for a meager wages so he also earns extra cash as a debt collector. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer. The promoters are touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.
Rope
PN1997.R657 2005
Two thrill-seeking friends strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim's family and friends, serving refreshments on a buffet table fashioned from a trunk containing the lifeless body. When dinner conversation revolves around talk of "the perfect murder," their former teacher becomes increasingly suspicious that his proteges have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead
PN1997.R6766 2005
The fringe characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' take center stage at Elsinore.
Saboteur
PN1997.S126 2005
Barry Kane is a Los Angeles aircraft factory worker who witnesses a Nazi agent firebombing his plant. However, it is Barry who is accused of the fiery sabotage, and to clear his name he sets off on a desperate, action-packed cross-country chase that takes him from Boulder Dam to New York's Radio City Music Hall to the top of the Statue of Liberty. Hitchcock's first film with an all-American cast moves with breakneck speed toward its final heart-pounding confrontation, and remains a suspense classic.
Saving Private Ryan
PN1997.S18 2004
Bonus disc features: An inside look with the filmmakers -- Looking into the past: the research, the screenplay and the vision -- The making of a platoon -- Boot camp for the cast -- Re-creating D-Day: Omaha Beach.
In the last great invasion of World War II, a squad of American soldiers embark on a special mission ... to find Private Ryan. Faced with impossible odds, surrounded by the brutalities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
Schindler's list
PN1997.S355 2004
Side A. Feature film -- side B. Feature film, cont. ; special features.
The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands.
Searchers, The
PN1997.S3812 2007
A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.
Shadow of a doubt
PN1997.S486 2005
Uncle Charlie is a seemingly charming man visiting his relatives in their small and peaceful hometown. But when his namesake niece, "Young Charlie" suspects that he may in fact be the psychopathic Merry Widow killer, Uncle Charlie must plot the death of his favorite relation in order to remain one step ahead of the law in this murderous game of cat-and-mouse.
Shampoo
PN1997.S488 2003
George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter.
Shane
PN1997.S49 2000
A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun.
Shawshank redemption, The
PN1997.S49118 2007
"Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises-- and he saves his best for last." -from container.
Sicko
PN1997.S4928 2007
Filmmaker Michael Moore critiques the American health care system, focusing especially on the HMOs, drug companies, and congressmen who profit from the status quo. Also includes an analysis of the health care systems in Canada, England, France and Cuba, where free universal health care is the norm.
Sid and Nancy
PN1997.S493 2000
Sid & Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of Punk's most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
Silence of the lambs, The
PN1997.S495 2006
When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder. As their relationship develops, Starling must confront her own demons, and an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage or strength to stop it.
Singin' in the rain
PN1997.S5 2002
Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove and shrewish co-star--Container.
Sixth sense, The
PN1997.S5283 2000
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Slaughterhouse-five
PN1997.S533 2004
A man has come unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. In the end he learns he must concentrate on the good things and ignore the bad in life.
Sleeping Beauty
PN1997.S54 2008
Princess Aurora is born to King Stefan & his wife. At a ceremony for her, fairies - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But the evil sorceress, Maleficent, shows up and places a curse on the princess - where Aurora will die on her 16th birthday after touching a poison
Smoke signals
PN1997.S565 1998
Depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
Some like it hot
PN1997.S623 2006
Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, after which they flee to Miami disguised as female musicians.
Sophie's choice
PN1997.S625 1999
Bonus tracks: Director's commentary -- Theatrical trailer -- Production notes -- Cast & crew information.
A drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn revolves around Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, her lover, Nathan, and Stingo, a would-be writer. As the three grow closer, Stingo discovers the captivating and moving truths that each harbors.
Sound of music, The
PN1997.S63 2005
As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children.
Spartacus
PN1997.S68 1998
Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.
Stage fright
PN1997.S693 2004
A woman disguises herself as a maid in order to clear her friend who's been accused of murdering his mistress's husband.
Star wars
PN1997.S6955 2006
A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empires most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star. Note: this is the orginal 1977 version of the film titled "Star Wars".
Story of us, The
PN1997.S774 2000
After 15 years of marriage, Ben (Willis) is still the free-spirited person he's always been while Katie (Pfeiffer) is left to handle life's messy little problems. So when the kids go off to summer camp, they face the most important decision of their married life. Do they end their story or begin a new chapter?
Strange days
PN1997.S77 2004
A thriller set in the urban inferno of 1999 Los Angeles. Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares available on small disks that are viewable via a compact headpiece that makes every sensation immediate. Nero replays scenes of happier days with Faith Justin, who has run off with sadistic Philo Gant. As he attempts to win Faith back, he hooks up with an old friend, Lornette "Mace" Mason, and the two of them are caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder and betrayal.
Strangers on a train
PN1997.S772 2004
Disc 1. Final release version (101 min.) -- Disc 2. Preview version (103 min.).
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train. Haines doesn't take the plan seriously, however, until his wife is suddenly murdered, and Anthony appears to demand that Haines keep his part of the bargain.
Streetcar named Desire, A
PN1997.S7745 2006
Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following WWII, this is a story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is raped and driven mad by her brother-in-law.
Sullivan's travels
PN1997.S94 2001
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.
Suspicion
PN1997.S978 2004
Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.
Swing time
PN1997.S99 2005
Fred Astaire plays a gambler intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiance back home. Romantic complications occur when he meets dancing teacher, Ginger Rogers. Memorable songs include "The Way you look tonight."
Ten commandments, The
PN1997.T3923 2006
Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film.
To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him.
Terms of endearment
PN1997.T3937 2000
A comedy-drama about the evolving 30+ year relationship between a mother and daughter.
The color purple
PN1997.C625 2003
The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.
Tightrope
PN1997.T495 2003
Clint Eastwood is Wes Block, a lawman teetering on a tightrope separating him from the man he strives to be and the man he fears he is. When Block investigates some brutal sex murders, he discovers a chilling link between himself and the suspect.
Time bandits
PN1997.T51 1999
A thriller set in the urban inferno of 1999 Los Angeles. Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares available on small disks that are viewable via a compact headpiece that makes every sensation immediate. Nero replays scenes of happier days with Faith Justin, who has run off with sadistic Philo Gant. As he attempts to win Faith back, he hooks up with an old friend, Lornette "Mace" Mason, and the two of them are caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder and betrayal.
Titanic
PN1997.T53 2007
Deep-sea explorer Brock Lovett has reached the most famous shipwreck of all, the passenger liner, Titanic. Emerging with a safe believed to contain a diamond called 'The Heart of the Ocean,' he finds that the safe does not hold the diamond but a drawing of a beautiful woman wearing it. When Brock is interviewed on TV, he shows the drawing to the cameras. A 100-year-old woman named Rose Calvert recognizes the woman in the drawing - herself! On a visit to Brock's exploration ship over the wreck, Rose tells her story of the Titanic and its ill-fated voyage. Engaged to the very rich Cal Hockley, she boards the Titanic's first-class suites with him and her mother in Southampton. Winning a lucky poker game, Jack Dawson and his friend Fabrizio, board Titanic in steerage. When Rose attempts to jump off the stern in 3rd class, Jack pulls her back onto the ship. The two instantly bond and Jack is invited to dine in 1st-class the next evening. Rose's mother and Cal try desperately to keep them apart. But on that fateful night, the Titanic collides with an iceberg and begins to sink. Now Rose and Jack must fight to stay alive.
To kill a mockingbird
PN1997.T62 2005
Disc 1: The film ; Bonus features: Academy Award best actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award; excerpt from Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck; Scout remembers; feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; theatrical trailer; production note
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
Tootsie
PN1997.T6687 2008
Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime.
Topaz
PN1997.T6688 2005
The best-selling spy novel bursts onto the screen in this riveting story of adventure and international intrigue. An American CIA agent hires a French operative to travel to Cuba and intestigate rumors of Russian missiles and Topaz, a NATO spy. The inquiry soon spins into a life-threatening escapade of espionage, betrayal and murder.
Torn curtain
PN1997.T676 2005
An edge-of-your-seat Cold War thriller set behind the Iron Curtain. Michael Armstrong is a renowned scientist attending an international physics conference in Copenhagen with Sarah Sherman, his fiancee/assistant. The heart-pounding action begins when Sarah picks up a message intended for Michael and discovers that he is defecting to East Germany ... or is he?
Total recall
PN1997.T68 2001
In the year 2084 a worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims.
Toy story
PN1997.T69 2005
Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, two talking toys, have a fantastic adventure when they go out into the world. This new version contains improved video and audio along with several new bonus features, including all-new games and music videos, new deleted scenes, documentary featurettes, and more
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
PN1997.T73 2003
Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune.
trouble with Harry, The
PN1997.T748 2005
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse.
Two towers, The
PN1997.T86 2006
In the second film of 'The lord of the rings' trilogy, the breathtaking adventure continues. The Fellowship is broken, but its quest to destroy the One Ring continues.
Unforgiven
PN1997.U54 2000
Bill Munny, a retired, once ruthless killer-turned-hog farmer, is flat broke. A widower with two young children to tend to, he feels he has no choice but to accept one last bounty hunter mission to find and kill two young gunslingers who brutalized and cut up the face of a local prostitute. Bill teams up with his old partner Ned and the cocky greenhorn, The Schofield Kid. The three men soon find out this bounty has many more obstacles to overcome besides just finding and killing the gunslingers. Little Bill is the town sheriff of Old Whiskey who keeps a tight hold on what goes on in his town and outlaws all firearms within the city limits. He has little respect for assassins and hired guns, and enforces his law with the most brutal of measures.
Vertigo
PN1997.V47 2005
Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective, is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia. Ferguson is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide. He falls in love with her, but she is later murd
Vertigo
PN1997.V47 2000
Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia. Ferguson is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide. He falls in love with her, she is later murdered and Ferguson becomes demonic in his desire to re-create her in another woman.
War and remembrance
PN1997.W364 2004
Disc 1. Part I: December 15, 1941-December 27, 1941 -- Disc 2. Part II: January 27, 1942-May 6, 1942 -- Disc 3. Part III: May 26,1942-July 25, 1942 -- Part IV: July 25, 1942-November 2, 1942 -- Disc 4. Part V: November 2, 1942-December 1, 1942 -- Part VI:
One week after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, sweeping the United States into World War Ii, the Henry family is forever changed by the war in the Pacific, and the horror of the Holocaust.
When Harry met Sally--
PN1997.W514 2007
Sex always gets in the way of friendships between men and women. At least, that's what Harry Burns believes. So when Harry meets Sally Albright and a deep friendship blossoms between them, Harry's determined not to let his attraction to Sally destroy it. But when a night of weakness ends in a morning of panic, can the pair avoid succumbing to Harry's fears by remaining friends and admitting they just might be the perfect match for each other?
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
PN1997.W51475 1997
A freewheeling, headlong slide into the corrosive hell of a marriage twisted by years of hatred and humiliation.
Wild bunch, The
PN1997.W55 2006
Disc 1. The movie -- Disc 2. Special features.
Outlaws on the U.S.-Mexican border face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member as they plan to rob a U.S. Army train.
Winds of war, The
PN1997.W56 2004
Set against the backdrop of world events that led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Naval officer, Victor "Pug" Henry, and his family learn to navigate the waters of dangerous times in the late 1930s. While Germany expands and proceeds to seize several border countries, Italy attempts to establish a Fascist Colonial Empire under Mussolini and Japan prepares for a major battle with China. Meanwhile, the Henry clan finds itself drawn into the center of the conflict as they deal with the drama, romance, tragedy and heroism that lead to America's involvement in World War II.
Windtalkers
PN1997.W563 2002
A battle-weary Marine is assigned to guard - and ultimately befriends - a young Navajo soldier who has been trained to be a code talker. This code, the Navajo code, and the men who knew the code, were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill the Navajo solider before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This is one wartime code that was never broken by the enemy.
Wizard of Oz
PN1997.W593 2005
When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
wrong man, The
PN1997.W76 2004
The first Hitchcock film based on a true story. A nightclub musician is falsely accused of a robbery, an accusation that ruins his life.
Z
PN1997.Z2 2002
A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.