Harryhausen & Friends
Today we bid farewell to a man most beloved here at Krasker: special effects innovator Ray Harryhausen. Krasker’s own Walter von Bosau, a life-long Harryhausen fan & scholar, will be posting more info on this remarkable man shortly. In the meantime, check out this Krasker Talks! In the Spotlight profile.
Your imagination will forever play upon our screens
and live on in our hearts.
~Krasker Film/Video Services Staff
Krasker Film/Video Services and the Microforms viewing area will close at 5pm today.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Saturday, March 9: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, March 10: 4pm – 12am
Publicity pic for the 1960 comedy "Where the Boys Are," a campy spring break classic.
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Argo (2012): Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (2012)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012)
Best Achievement in Directing
Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Django Unchained (2012): Quentin Tarantino
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Argo (2012): Chris Terrio
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Brave (2012): Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Life of Pi (2012): Claudio Miranda
Best Achievement in Editing
Argo (2012): William Goldenberg
Best Achievement in Production Design
Lincoln (2012): Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Jacqueline Durran
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Les Misérables (2012): Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Life of Pi (2012): Mychael Danna
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth(“Skyfall”)
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Les Misérables (2012): Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Skyfall (2012): Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Paul N.J. Ottosson
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Life of Pi (2012): Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott
Best Documentary, Feature
Searching for Sugar Man (2012): Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
Best Documentary, Short Subject
Inocente (2012): Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Best Short Film, Animated
Paperman (2012): John Kahrs
Best Short Film, Live Action
Curfew (2012/I): Shawn Christensen
Friday February 8, 2013:
In preparation for Mugar Library’s noon closing, Krasker and Microforms/Periodicals will begin closing procedures at 11:45am.
Saturday February 9, 2013:
Krasker and Microforms/Periodicals will be closed all day.
Regular hours are slated to resume on Sunday at 10am. However, patrons are advised to call ahead to the Mugar Library Circulation Desk as there is the possibility that Krasker and Microforms/Periodicals will have limited hours on Sunday. Circulation Desk: 617-353-3732.
Julie Christie and Omar Sharif weather the storm in David Lean's Dr. Zhivago
University officials are carefully monitoring an approaching major winter storm due to hit the area Friday. A decision regarding University operations on Friday will be made by 7:30 PM today. For latest updates and additional information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today
As of now, Krasker & the Microforms center are open during our regularly scheduled hours.
Stay warm, everyone!
Here’s a look at the EIKI 16mm projector we just set up –it replaces one that is in need of repair. The large square in front of it is our viewing box, a sort of mini movie screen. When a film is running, the picture appears on the outward facing side.
Monday – Thursday 8:00am-12:00am
Friday & Saturday 8:00am-11:00am
NOTE TO FACULTY: New DVD/Video orders are only processed Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Please plan accordingly.
Controversial, deplored and debated, praised and prized, Robert Flaherty’s 1922 profile of an Inuit man is a favorite movie in anthropology and film classes alike. But how real is this “documentary”? What are some of the ethical dilemmias inherent in the documentary process? How does the ethnographic lens distort our perceptions of indigineous cultures? Watch Nanook of the North and you decide.
As the semester gets underway, thoughts turn to films that are perpetual winners, thosecinematic treasures that hold up through the decades –and now even centuries! Such movies are simply never not not going to be used in film classes. One of those gems is Buster Keaton’s The General. “Death-defying” is such a cliche but ’tis an accurate description for the wild stunts Keaton fearlessly performs on a moving train. Kids, watch them all at Krasker …but don’t try them at home!
That's not CGI folks! Keaton in The General.