Giving Voice to Silent Film

Filmmaker and film historian Kevin Brownlow has spent over forty years working tirelessly to preserve and document the age of silent cinema.  In the 1960's he began to interview hundreds of people associated with the era. From actors and directors to stuntmen and technicians, he realized that a whole generation of knowledgeable artists was beginning to pass into history, taking their stories with them. His efforts resulted in the 1968 publication of The Parade's Gone By... and it remains, even today, perhaps the most important book ever written about the period. The book is filled with rare photographs which include portraits, production stills,…continue reading →

All About Oscar

80 Years of Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards is Robert Osborne's latest update to a series of histories he began when the Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1978. Osborne, a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and long time host of the Turner Classic Movies network, is also the official historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His genial manner and non-confrontational style make him the perfect choice for this detailed account of the Academy's long history. Readers will find it an excellent reference. It begins with…continue reading →

Midlothian Campus Library

The Midlothian library has been open for nearly two months and is even more popular than the old library.  The new library is located on the second floor of the new Science Building, in room C202. The new space features: 120 networked computers, all with Vista and Office 2007 Comfortable seating More open study tables Four quiet study rooms with flat screen monitors Free Wi-Fi for students, staff and faculty HUGE windows The new library space has the same helpful staff and the same extended hours. Drop by and see for yourself!continue reading →