The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced on January 15 in Los Angeles.
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Each year, the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry selects 25 films “showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation.” Here is a list of the 2014 inductees. The titles in bold are owned by the Niles Library.
13 Lakes (2004)
Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913)
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Moon Breath Beat (1980)
Please Don’t Bury Me Alive! (1976)
The Power and the Glory (1933) (ordering)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) (ordering)
State Fair (1933)
V-E +1 (1945)
The Way of Peace (1947)
When looking back throughout the history of cinema, there are years that standout: 1941 (Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Sergeant York, How Green Was My Valley, Ball of Fire, The Lady Eve and Sullivan’s Travels (both from Preston Sturges) and Joan Fontaine’s Oscar-winning performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion), 1951 (The African Queen, A Streetcar Named Desire, An American in Paris, A Place in the Sun), 1969, (Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch) and 1974 (Chinatown, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part II, A Woman Under the Influence and Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein (both by Mel Brooks)) are all good film years. But, 1939 stands alone as the film year to beat all other film years.
Here’s a list of noted films that were released 75 years ago in 1939:
Dark Victory (Best Picture (Outstanding Production) nominee)
Looking for your next great read? I would highly recommend The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard! It’s emotional, well-plotted, engaging, well-constructed and suspenseful without being a thriller. What more can you ask for from a good novel? And it’s a debut novel, at that!
Most of the story takes place 16-17 years before the epilogue, which is set in 2011. So, we head back to 1994 and there we meet Kirsten Hammarstrom, 10, and her family, all of whom live on a rural Wisconsin farm. Grandpa (dad’s father’s) lives in the smaller of the two houses on the farm and Aunt Julia living just down the road. An idyllic, tranquil, laid back life. Until 18-year-old brother Johnny falls for the wrong girl and then the wrong girl goes missing, with Johnny as the prime (and only) suspect.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural Tournament of Books. We hope your enjoyed the books that the Adult Services librarians chose for you. Simply click on the book link below to see if it’s available at the Library or to place a hold. If you need any reading recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com.
Who is the winner of our 2013 Tournament of Books?
Interested in reading reviews/comments about the books chosen for the Tournament of Books? Our Adult Services Librarians (Tournament Judges) will blog about their choice here on the Buzz Blog. In Round 1, Part 3, Darlene F. and Cyndi R. comment on their picks below.