Beat Experience. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Presented in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition: Beat culture and the new America: 1950-65. This disc includes original master recordings by Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane; excerpts from over 20 underground films by Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, and others; as well as texts, photos, spoken word and films by and about William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and other key figures of the Beat generation. Compu/D 324

Blood Cinema. (CD-ROM/Mac)
CD-ROM reviews the breadth of Spanish films and culture over the last 60 years. Includes excerpts from 15 films, with detailed analytical commentaries and hundreds of illustrations--including movie stills, publicity photos, paintings, drawings, and maps. Compu/D 316

Cinemania.(1995 ed.) (CD-ROM/Windows)
This Windows-based multimedia CD-ROM includes all the reviews in Maltin's guide, plus in-depth essays on several hundred classic and contemporary films. Includes an extensive glossary of film-making terms and substantial essays on film history. The user can access biographies (with photos) of some 3,000 important film personalities. Accessible are plot summaries, ratings, cast, credit lists and awards. Includes a high-resolution gallery of film stills accompanied by short sound bites. Covers films from 1914 to the present. Compu/D 291

Comic book Confidential. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Performer: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoro, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman. Combines interviews, historical footage, animations and montages of comic book art to trace the development of the comic book from 1933 through counterculture favorites to the hippest representatives of the 1980's revival. 22 significant comic artists and writers are discussed. Compu/D 334

Compact Variety. (CD-ROM/Mac).
A CD-ROM companion to the periodical Variety (New York) which includes information on movies, radio, television, theater, music and recordings. Compu/D 344

The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. (CD-ROM/Mac)
A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Those who worked with him discuss his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II, his fall from grace during the McCarthy era, and his desire to see nuclear proliferation controlled. Compu/D 356 (See Also: Day After Trinity (video)

Eadweard Muybridge: Motion Studies.
(Laser disc with HyperCard navigational tools). Eadweard Muybridge was one of the most preeminent and innovative photographers of his day. This videodisc contains over 900 plates from his pioneering photographic studies of movement. With hypertext navigational and animation software. Video/D 18

Great Quake of `89.
(Laser disc with HyperCard navigational tools). Highlights of television coverage by ABC News of earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989. Includes footage at the moment quake occurred, home video films, highlights from ABC news coverage throughout the night reporting damages particularly in San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Cruz County. With hypertext navigational software . Video/D 14

Haight Ashbury in the Sixties! (CD-ROM/Mac)
This CD-ROM is a documentary and interactive time capsule about the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the 1960's. It contains Allen Cohen's "The Rise & Fall of the Haight-Ashbury", articles, poetry, and artwork from "The San Francisco Oracle", photos, video clips, and music by The Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother with Janis Joplin. It also contains a resource catalog of contributors, featuring biographies and available work of each artist, photographer, filmmaker, videographer, writer, poet, musician and song writer that contributed to this title. Also included is "Drop Out", an interactive game for 1-6 players. Compu/D 319

Hard Days Night. (CD-ROM/Mac)
A Hard Day's Night completely digitized and ready for playback on Macintosh computers. This CD-ROM features the complete, uncut movie, Alun Owen's original script, additional Beatles songs, an essay on the Beatles by critic Bruce Eder, the theatrical trailer and clips from Richard Lester's early work. It's all interactive so you easily move around the material. Compu/D 253

History of the Blues. (CD-ROM/Mac)
CD-ROM package which discusses structure and history of the blues, including individuals central to various eras and styles. Compu/D 265

H.R. Haldeman Diaries. (CD-ROM/Windows)
Featuring full-text, motion picture clips, and over 700 photographs chronicalling the Watergate era. Compu/D 266

I Photograph to Remember: Fotografio Para Recordar. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Combines almost 100 black and white photographs of the photographe Pedro Meyer's family with spoken narrative and music to show the "complicity of tenderness" forged and strengthened among three people...Liesel and Ernesto Meyer and their only son, Pedro...as they faced, together and individually, the issue of cancer and mortality. Compu/D 311

A Jack Kerouac Romnibus. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Multimedia presentation of the life and work of Jack Kerouac, a Beat Generation author and poet, via text, photographs, graphics, sound, animation, and video. Features complete works and excerpted writings of Kerouac, archival materials, biographical information, interviews, and bebop music. Compu/D 317

Kinomaniia 97: Filmy, muzyka, istoriia kino, kinostudii, aktery, rezhissery, kompozitory, operatory (CD-ROM/Windows)
Bolee 4200 statei ob otechestvennykh filmakh, sniatykh v period s 1908 po 1996 god ; 550 biografii i filmografii rossiiskikh akterov, rezhisserov, operatorov, khudozhnikov i kompozitorov ; 35 zvukovykh fragmentov, pesii i melodii rossiiskogo ekrana ; 54 kinofragmenta iz samykh izvestnykh kartin i montazhnye listy k nim ; stati po istorii kino. Compu/D 425

Louvre. (Laser disc with HyperCard navigational tools/Mac II)
Presents paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objets d'art from antiquity through the middle of the 19th century chosen from the 7 departments of the Louvre Museum. Motion sequences with narration illustrate a number of the most important masterpieces. Narrated in English with alternate sound track in French. 1. Painting. Drawing -- 2. Sculpture. Objets d'art -- 3. Near and Middle Eastern antiquities. Egyptian antiquities. Greek and Roman antiquities. Vols 1 and 3 have hypertext software for Macintosh computer which allows navigation of the database. Video/D 13-15

Macbeth. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Multimedia version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Includes 1, 500 annotations, 24,000-word commentary, audio reading of the complete play, QuickTime video clips, essays on the history and language of the play, concordance, searching and note-taking functions, and karaoke section which allows the user to play the role of Lord or Lady Macbeth in two dramatic scenes. Compu/D 310

Maus: A Survivor's Tale. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Presents Art Spiegelman's novel entitled Maus which describes the Holocaust experiences of his father, Vladek Spiegelman. Includes interviews with the Spiegelmans, audio and video commentary by Art Spiegelman, sketches and family photographs, and artwork by Art Spiegelman. Compu/D 318

Microsoft Art Gallery. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Multimedia information on artists represented in the National Gallery, London, including 2,000 color reproductions of paintings, information about the artists and their works, spoken names of artists, and animations. Compu/D 252

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Laser disc with HyperCard navigational tools)
Interactive laser disc on the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King. Video/D 15

Macbeth. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Multimedia version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Includes 1, 500 annotations, 24,000-word commentary, audio reading of the complete play, QuickTime video clips, essays on the history and language of the play, concordance, searching and note-taking functions, and karaoke section which allows the user to play the role of Lord or Lady Macbeth in two dramatic scenes. Compu/D 310

National Gallery (Washington, DC)(Laser disc with HyperCard navigational tools)
Includes the history of the National Gallery of Art as well as a tour of the museum by its director, J. Carter Brown. A catalog of 1,645 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints can be studied using freeze frame. Laser disc with hypertext navigational software. Side 1. The history of the National Gallery of Art. - side 2. Chapters 1-16, The videodisc catalogue. Chapter 17, A tour of the National Gallery of Art. Video/D 3

Our Secret Century. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Media archaeologist Richard Prelinger presents ten hilarious, disturbing, and revealing archival films.

  • Ephemeral Films Video/D 20 & 21
  • Call It Home Video/D 153
  • Volumes 1 and 2. Contents: 1. The rainbow is yours -- 2. Capitalist realism. In vol. 1, seven color films explore how 1950s glitz 'n' glamour seduced Americans into an obsession with the look of designed objects; includes "American Look," the definitive Populuxe film, and General Motors' 1956 motorama musical, "Design for dreaming." In vol. 2, two black-and-white 1930s industrial films attempt to humanize the face of mass production, very much like Soviet propaganda, and "Valley Town" tells the story of a depressed steel town. Compu/D 345

  • Volumes 3 and 4. Contents: 1. The behavior offensive -- 2. Menace and jeopardy. In vol. 3, nine comic and creepy social-guidance classics document the postwar social crusade to instill family values, 1950s style. Highlights: Are you popular?, Shy guy, and Habit patterns. In vol. 4, seven safety films shot between 1936 and 1962, lecture about the perils of haste and carelessness. Classics of this genre include Time out for trouble, More dangerous than dynamite, and Safety belt for Susie. Compu/D 346

  • Volumes 5 and 6. Contents: 1. Teenage transgression -- 2. The Uncharted landscape. In vol. 5, six movies explore the not-so-golden years of the late fifties and early sixties. White and Chicano gangs in working class L.A. call a truce in Gang Boy. Robert's downward spiral in The Dropout includes a stint in the malt shop waiting on his one-time peers and The Terrible truth is that nice girls get hooked on "horse". Vol. 6 is a rare visual record of the changing face of urban and rural America, the blank slate upon which fantasies of growth and prosperity were enacted. In the Suburbs celebrates the swingin' white suburban dream (a paradise for advertisers), and in American Harvest the exploitation of our bountiful natural resources culminates in...a Chevrolet. Compu/D 347

  • Volumes 7 and 8. Contents: 1. Gender roll call -- 2. Tireless marketers. Vol. 7 considers how and when girls and boys learn to be true to their sex in the inflexible fifties. The Home Economics story points out that "cooking is practically applied chemistry," and dinette doubles as darkroom when Mike's photographer wife solves those pesky two-career problems by quitting her job. Vol. 8 documents the growth of mass advertising and its migration from movie theaters to television. These sweet and subtle precursors to the infomercial include the journey of an animated drop of gasoline through the fuel-efficient 1935 Chevrolet and "RFD Greenwich Village," a suburban oasis where the modern villager relaxes in mod duds of all-cotton corduroy. Compu/D 348

    Poetry in Motion II. (CD-ROM Macintosh)
    Helen Adam, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Charles Bukowski, Jim Carroll, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Michael Ondaatje, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldmen, Tom Clark, Spalding Gray, Bob Holman, Rose Lesniak, Cookie Mueller, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Pedro Pietri, Jerome Rothenberg, Philip Whalen. Presents the poems of twenty-four contemporary poets through the dramatic pairing of written text and video performance. Viewers can read a poem, watch it being performed by the author or just sit back and let the words wash over them. Includes some brief interviews. Compu/D 313

    Public Shelter. (CD-ROM/Windows)
    This CD-ROM inspired by Jayne Loader's The Atomic Cafe, contains 30 min. of video, 400 photographs, 18 original songs, 12 hours of audio and 1500 text files all pertaining to atomic weapons and energy, from the Trinity test to the present. Most of the documents have been recently declassified by the U.S. government and deal with nuclear accidents, nuclear waste, atomic testing and government-sponsored radiation experiments on humans. Also includes apocalyptic science fiction by Vonda McIntyre, Mary Rosenblum, John Stith, Joe Haldeman, David Brin and scenes from J. Loader's The Atomic Cafe. COMPU/D 304

  • Jayne Loader's Public Shelter web site
  • Puppet Motel. (CD-ROM/Mac)
    Laurie Anderson ; with Hsin-chien Huang. Original interactive multimedia performance piece. If the computer has a direct Internet connection (PPP, SLIP, or similar), and a copy of Netscape Navigator, Netscape can be launched directly from within Puppet motel. Includes the music for Down in Soho and excerpts from Stories from the Nerve Bible. Compu/D 322

    The Rebecca Project. (CD-ROM/Mac)
    A multimedia CD-ROM about Daphne du Maurier's novel, Rebecca and Alfred Hitchcock's movie based on the novel. Contains QuickTime movie clips, photographs, critical essays (with hypertext), and rarely seen primary documents. Designed for interactive, flexible use in developing and improving skills in cinema analysis, history, and criticism through the examination of a single movie. Provides information on the film industry, women's studies, American cultural history, and of how Alfred Hitchcock and Selznick addressed American female audiences on the eve of World War II. Compu/D 355

    Regard for the Planet. (Laser disc with HyperCard navigational tools)
    A collection of 50,000 photographs of different parts of the world taken by Marc Garanger. Thirty years of accomp-lished photography put together in a seemingly limitless trove of serendipity, of humor of sympathy and of curiosity. With hypertext navigational tool for Macintosh computer. Video/D 11

    Robert Mapplethorpe: An Overview. (CD-ROM/Mac)
    The multimedia presentation provides a critical overview of Mapplethorpe's work, supplemented with video interviews of the artist and his contemporaries. Compu/D 302

    Theatre of the Imagination: Radio Stories by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre. (CD-ROM/Mac)
    Recorded in the late '30s and early '40s. Fifteen spellbinding shows reveal all the ways in which Orson Welles's genius transformed radio forever. Whether performing in Heart of darkness, spoofing Noah Webster, reciting the poetry of John Donne, or cackling madly as the Shadow, Welles knew just how to ignite the imagination of his audience. Some of the shows feature a solo Welles (Hamlet, Song of Solomon), but most are ensemble pieces, a style of radio drama he pioneered and perfected. Hour-long classics (Rebecca, A tale of two cities) are interspersed with well-chosen excerpts and interesting snippets, and are supplemented by program notes, transcripts, articles on Welles, a 40 min. documentary on the Mercury Theatre Company (narrated by Leonard Maltin) and a 1938 movie about radio sound effects called Back of the mike. Compu/D 326

    Video Hound Multimedia. (Version 1.1; CD-ROM/Windows).
    Contains reviews and details on 56,000 videos including more than 21,000 movies. Its multimedia gallery also features over 15,000 images of box art, star and director photos, and famous movie scenes, accompanied with sound effects. Full biographical profiles on 600 stars and directors from The Hollywood Who's Who. Compu/D 289

    Media-related Indexes/Finding Tools

    Art on Screen on CD-ROM (CD-ROM/Windows)
    The Art on Screen Database, developed by the Program for Art on Film, is an international index to moving image productions on the visual arts. Subjects covered include: fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing), architecture, archaeology, photography, decorative arts, design, costume, crafts, folk arts, and related topics such as aesthetics and creativity. Compu/D 309

    Cinemania. (CD-ROM/ Windows)
    This Windows-based multimedia CD-ROM includes all the reviews in Maltin's guide, plus in-depth essays on several hundred classic and contemporary films. Includes an extensive glossary of film-making terms and substantial essays on film history. The user can access biographies (with photos) of some 3,000 important film personalities. Accessible are plot summaries, ratings, cast, credit lists and awards. Includes a high-resolution gallery of film stills accompanied by short sound bites. Covers films from 1914 to the present. Compu/D 291

    Film Index International. (CD-ROM/ Windows)
    Consists of two databases, the first with information about approximately 90,000 films, the second containing details about approximately 30,000 personalities. The full records of each database are linked. Compu/D 320. Latest edition in Main Library Reference/Bibliography room PN1993 .F5565

    International Filmarchive CD-ROM (FIAF). (London: La Federation Internationale des Archives du Film) (CD-ROM/ Windows)
    Includes International Index to Film/TV Periodicals, 1982- ; Bibliography of FIAF members publications, 1966- ; International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections; Database of FIAF holdings of silent films; Bibliography of Latin-American Cinema, etc."--Publisher's brochure. Indexes the periodicals and other documents covering cinema and television in the 58 countries comprising the International Federation of Film Archives. Compu/D 332

    The International Film Index on CD-ROM (CD-ROM/ Windows)
    Comprehensive database providing access to over 100 years of global films and film-making. Includes 245, 000 film titles and 98,500 alternative titles; 180,00 actors and actresses' names and 12,500 alternative names and 35,000 director's names in films produced in over 165 countries between 1895 and 1996. Compu/D 343

    The Motion Picture Guide.
    A comprehensive film reference source covering films released in the United States from 1927 to present. Compu/D 290

    Precision One MediaSource.
    (CD-ROM/Windows) CD-ROM ed. of: Educational film & video locator of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers and R.R. Bowker. Compu/D 299

    Video Hound Multimedia. (CD-ROM/ Windows)
    Contains reviews and details on 56,000 videos including more than 21,000 movies. Its multimedia gallery also features over 15,000 images of box art, star and director photos, and famous movie scenes, accompanied with sound effects. Full biographical profiles on 600 stars and directors from The Hollywood Who's Who. Compu/D 289

    Video Rating Guide for Libraries on CD-ROM. (CD-ROM/ Windows)
    "A 5-year compilation of over 8900 video titles and reviews"--Disk label. A video research and selection tool, originally designed as a video buying guide for libraries. Contains reviews which address content, organization, and technical aspects of special-interest, informational and children's videos. Covers the years 1990-1994 (or vols. 1-5) of it's print counterpart, Video rating guide for libraries. Also provides price and producer/distributor information. Compu/D 323


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