classics on DVD | cinema classics
on DVD | visual arts
When one door closes another one opens.
NOTE: We are closing our doors on the last day of April 2007
Cinema Classics on DVD was the newest collection of the Library Media Project. Our curator was the Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, Roger Ebert, and we presented selected films from his "The Great Movies" collection. As usual, we put together a discount program so public, academic and school libraries could obtain these films at significantly reduced rates.
Every month since September 1996, Roger has viewed or revisited some of the finest motion pictures of all time and selected one to add to his list of "Great Movies". Roger, who was a member of the Advisory Board of the Library Media Project, assembled an authoritative group of films that ought to be included in every library's collection. This is the best cinema classics core collection available.
Our Cinema Classics on DVD will help public and academic libraries build their burgeoning DVD collections with some of the best movies from the silent era, foreign films from France, Japan, Italy, Sweden, and Russia, as well as documentaries and of course, comedies. These are films of master storytellers, both in front of and behind the camera.
you to read his two introductory
essays (see Curator's
on the "Great Movies", then print them and add
them to your Cinema
Classics Notebook. This reference will become an invaluable
educational tool for your patrons.
a small taste...
New! Please be our guest and take a moment to view a small selection of edited 60-second clips from these wonderful films.
"Introduction" essay written in September 1996.
"Great Movies" The First 100" essay written in May 2000.
Roger Ebert writes in his "Introduction" essay:
"In selecting the titles, I will try to find a balance between titles most people have heard of (``2001: A Space Odyssey'') and those few readers may be familiar with (Satyajit Ray's ``The Music Room''). One of the gifts one movie lover can give another is the title of a wonderful film they have not yet discovered. In university, I had a Shakespeare professor who was the world's leading expert in ``Romeo and Juliet,'' and who used to say he would give anything for the ability to read the play again for the first time."
"When I meet someone who has never seen ``The Third Man'' or ``Singin' in the Rain,'' I envy them the experience they are about to have."
Ebert's Newest Selections
|4/23/06||The Long Goodbye|
|5/7/06||Au Revoir, Les Enfants|
|5/21/06||Army of Shadows (Armée des l'ombres) n/a (Ebert Essay)|
|6/4/06||Chimes at Midnight n/a (Ebert Essay)|
|"Roger Ebert is in stable condition, recovering from emergency surgery. Chaz Ebert has issued a statement about Roger's condition here. For more information, please see the story in the Chicago Sun-Times." We extend our best wishes to Roger for a speedy recovery.|
For a Complete List of DVD titles - see the Great Movies List
We, at the Library Media Project, believe this is the best core collection available in this diverse field. And yes, in some ways, we envy you and the people in your communities, as you and they, explore these remarkable views, visions and stories of the Cinema Classics on DVD.
As an occasional fundraising endeavor, we will be auctioning off interesting and unique items on eBay which have been donated to the Library Media Project. Drop in often to see what's available and happy bidding!
classics on DVD | cinema classics on DVD
| visual arts videos
issues of aging videos | health videos | previous collections
to order a cinema classics DVD title | about us | contact us | home
Call us Toll Free (800) 847-3671