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Brokeback Mountain [videorecording] / Focus Features and River Road Entertainment ; directed by Ang Lee ; screenplay by Larry McMurtry

[Longhorn Review] Brokeback Mountain [videorecording] / Focus Features and River Road Entertainment ; directed by Ang Lee ; screenplay by Larry McMurtry

Material Type: All, Movies — Tags: romantic, staff pick, valentine's day recommendation — Posted on February 10, 2012, 3:42 pm

By: Ang Lee

This masterful adaptation by Ang Lee of the Annie Proulx short story is a landmark in the cinematic depiction of love between men. Two impoverished ranch hands in 1963 Wyoming meet while sharing work and initiate an intimate relationship that informs the rest of their lives. An unlikely love transcends the circumstances of a repressive, homophobic society, even as the characters' lives are ruined by the societal hatred surrounding them. A beautiful, unforgettable cinematic achievement.

Reviewer: Barry Moore

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Harold and Maude [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents ; produced by Colin Higgins and Charles B. Mulvehill ; written by Colin Higgins ; directed by Hal Ashby.

[Longhorn Review] Harold and Maude

Material Type: All, Movies — Tags: valentine's day recommendation — Posted on February 3, 2012, 12:30 pm

By: Hal Ashby

If you’ve always hoped to meet that special someone who is the peanut butter to your jelly no matter how eccentric you are, you might enjoy watching Harold and Maude this Valentine’s Day. Harold, who stages fake suicides for his mother’s benefit and is obsessed with death, is caught off-guard when he meets carefree Maude at a funeral, eventually falling in love. Nevermind that she’s 79.

Reviewer: Anna Fidgeon

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Stravinsky et les Ballet Russes

[Longhorn Review] Stravinsky et les Ballet Russes

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: Ballet Russes, falstaffpicks, Rite of Spring, Stravinsky — Posted on October 15, 2010, 11:36 am

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"In celebration of the debut of the Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909, this
wonderful Stravinsky evening at the Mariinsky Theatre showcases the original
Nijinsky version of The Rite of Spring for the first time on DVD" - how can you go
wrong??

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan.

[Longhorn Review] Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan.

Material Type: All, movies — Posted on June 15, 2010, 12:38 pm

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The journal contains local and international research carried out by scientists
and is a good source for the research conducted in Asia and Middle East
region.

Reviewer: Rashid Raza

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The whole shootin' match

[Longhorn Review] The whole shootin' match

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 5, 2010, 8:53 am

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Quintessential Austin films, and essential documents of independent film for that
matter. A uniquely true to life and genuine document that is highly
cherishable.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Jordan Belson : 5 essential films / Jordan Belson

[Longhorn Review] Jordan Belson : 5 essential films / Jordan Belson

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 9, 2010, 10:41 am

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What we’ve got here is relatively slowly evolving, concentrated figurative
movement, yet within that concentration there is intense fluidity. I have no idea
how these were created, but my best guess would be light, gas, smoke, and flame.
It’s very elemental, which I guess for me is the start for qualifying something as
essential. Belson obviously is a master at what he does, and this DVD comes very
highly recommended. The true surprise here is Belson’s musical ability. He scores
most of the films here and the work is very advanced for the time and singular,
sounding completely fresh, forward thinking, and yet tied-in with music at large.
The tone of the music is ethereal, of course.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Oskar Fischinger, ten films / produced by Center for Visual Music ; in association with the Elfriede Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

[Longhorn Review] Oskar Fischinger, ten films / produced by Center for Visual Music ; in association with the Elfriede Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 9, 2010, 10:40 am

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Highly recommended "visual music" DVD. Brilliant, pioneering abstract-animations
paired with music... or to mute and pair with your own music. Also see the John
Whitney, Len Lye, Jordan Belson and Harry Smith videos in our collection.

Reviewer: Tommy

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al-Ḥubb sanat 70 videorecording = Love in the 70's

[Longhorn Review] al-Ḥubb sanat 70 videorecording = Love in the 70's

Material Type: All, movies — Posted on February 17, 2010, 11:46 am

By: ikhrāj Maḥmūd Dhū al-Fiqār

Please do not watch this movie if you do not have to... Simply terrible, and I do
not consider myself a harsh critic. It has the ridiculous script of a 70's American
movie that so bad it couldn't be accepted by an American audience or producers, so
it was just translated into Arabic and pawned off to an Arab audience. To me it
seemed culturally insensitive at worst, without culture at all at best, and the only
thing "Arabic" about it was the language.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Me & Isaac Newton

[Longhorn Review] Me & Isaac Newton

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: Gertrude Elion — Posted on February 16, 2010, 3:19 pm

By: Paul G. Allen

Good interviews if you are doing research about any of these scientists or their
fields.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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