Film

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

Happy birthday Shakespeare; 450, but who’s counting?

May 9, 2014

Arts, Film, Performing Arts, Theatre:

William Shakespeare isn’t looking too bad for 450……. Henry IV, parts 1 & 2: Shakespeare’s Globe To many people the plays Henry IV  and Henry V hold a special place… Read More ›

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

May 3, 2014

Arts, Film, New books, Visual arts:

This week’s new ebooks I’ll be focussing on are a pleasant handful of contemplations on film and filmmakers, both present and past. A collection of interviews with photographer and film… Read More ›

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

April 19, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Film, New books, Visual arts:

Some of you may have noticed that there have been a growing number of ebooks appearing in the catalogue. Many of you, however, may not. For all of the amazing… Read More ›

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

New books: raising hell, and all that jazz!

December 6, 2013

Arts, Comic books, Film, Music, New books:

  Jazz covers: Joaquim Paulo, edited by Julius Wiedemann   Taschen certainly know a thing or two about producing visually exuberant books, and when the subject matter is jazz album-cover… Read More ›

Baroque and beyond: streaming now!

Baroque and beyond: streaming now!

November 13, 2013

Arts, Film, Music:

More wonders from our online Naxos video and music libraries  John Eliot Gardiner in Rehearsal: J.S.Bach, “Christen, atzet diesen Tag”, BWV 63 Arthaus/Naxos It’s almost hard to imagine a time… Read More ›

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

September 13, 2013

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include latest releases in film, musical theatre, opera, classical & popular music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post… Read More ›

Never Sorry at Outside-in cinema

Never Sorry at Outside-in cinema

September 11, 2013

Arts, Film, Visual arts:

This week in Experimedia, Outside-in cinema will be showing the recent documentary on the work and activism (often, one and the same thing) of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Renowned for… Read More ›

Reading the Melbourne International Film Festival

Reading the Melbourne International Film Festival

July 24, 2013

Arts, Film:

The Melbourne Film Festival is once again upon us, and as usual there are some terrific special programs  North Korean cinema : a history by Johannes Schönherr McFarland & Co.,… Read More ›

Music and video online: from Elvis to Tunisia……

Music and video online: from Elvis to Tunisia……

May 31, 2013

Arts, Film, Music, Popular music:

A few selections from our ever-growing range of audio and video streaming services….. There is a select band of performers whose reputations just seems to grow and grow as the… Read More ›

Indian Film: much more than Bollywood!

Indian Film: much more than Bollywood!

May 15, 2013

Arts, Film:

Clearly determined to win the State Library’s Blogger-of-the-Year Award, Jane Miller has submitted another topical post, this time exploring Indian cinema and the vibrant song and dance of Bollywood! The… Read More ›