IMC Feature – Haiku Movie Review

 

April is national poetry month and to that end, we bring you IMC resources annotated in poetry’s simplest form, the haiku.  While the original intent and nature of haiku was a bit more thoughtful (read more here) the pop-culture version requires only 17 syllables in an arrangement of three lines – 5, 7, 5.  Added to these haiku is a guessing game where we give you a description and call number.

How many movies
Can you correctly surmise?
Add your very own!

(email to Jim Holmes)

PN1995.9.H6 S565 2007 DVD
All work and no play
Makes Jack a dull boy.  But wait…
Here’s Johnny! Redrum.

PN1995.9.H67 J398 2005 DVD
Speilberg’s crew go fish
For giant man-eating shark
Bigger boat needed

PN1997.E183 E18 2002 DVD
It’s no fun, being
An illegal alien
Who needs to phone home

PS3566.U9 G64 2001 DVD
Don’t cross the Don or
You will sleep with the fishes
Ask Abe Vigoda

PN1995.9.H6 R624 2006 DVD
Oh damn it Janet
Let’s do the time warp again!
In our underwear

PN1995.9.P75 C665 2008 DVD
What we’ve got here is
Failure to communicate
And a lot of egg

ML38.B48 W66 2009 DVD
Too many hippies
Watch good bands in bad weather
And leave a big mess

PN1995.9.H5 C35 1999 DVD
Penthouse Productions
Featuring – Romans Gone Wild!
Sex and violence

PN1995.9.H6 P8935 2000 DVD
Norman loves mother
Marion stole some money
A shower showdown

PN1995.9.M86 H439 2001 DVD
A long story short…
Botched sex change operation
Inspires great music

PS3575.U7 W32 2000 DVD
Assassination
New York’s gangs come out and play
Costumed Odyssey

DS557.7 A6673 1999 DVD
The Colonel’s gone mad
And so has the director
And Charlie don’t surf!

PN1995.9.S695 T756 2008 DVD
A jedi orphan
With patricide destiny
Learns to use the force

PN1995.9.C59 G654 2009 DVD
“Frankly my dear, I
Don’t give a damn.”  Scarlett burns.
The Butler did it

PN1997.2 .L673 2002 DVD
One ring to rule all
Creates an epic journey
For fantasy nerds

PN1995.9.C655 S5645 2002 DVD
Talkies are coming
Don O’Connor’s “Make ‘em Laugh”
Best dance scene ever

PN1997 .D57 2004 DVD
How I learned to stop
Worrying and love the bomb
Kubrickan humor

PN1995.9.D6 C595 2001 DVD
William Randolph Hearst
Was not a fan of Orson
In the end, Welles wins

PN1997.2 .A83 2010 DVD
The native blue folks
Rally around the Hometree
And defeat The Man

PN1995.9.S26 B5334 2007 DVD
Philip Dick novel
Conflicted android hunter
Tinfoil unicorn

PN1997 .G7348 2007 DVD
Mrs. Robinson
Seduces recent grad to
The Sound of Silence

PN1997.A1 B56 2002 DVD
Griffith’s film proves more
Shocking today than debut
Normatives evolve

PN1995.9.M86 W489 2003 DVD
Sondheim and Bernstein’s
Music and lyrics lead to
Sharks and Jets dance fight

PN1997 .G354 2002 DVD
Martin Scorsese’s
Natives versus Dead Rabbits
Do bloody battle

PN1995.9.C45 K53 2000 DVD
New York City kids
Hanging out and partying
Are ticking timebombs

PN1995.9.R63 E389 1999 DVD
Peter and Dennis
Launch the unfortunate song
Born to Be Wild. Ugh.

PN1995.9.M86 W5937 2005 DVD
Toto and Dorothy
Follow the yellow brick road
Watch out for the witch

PN1997 .B659 2000 DVD
Here comes Dirk Diggler
Who knew Marky Mark could act?
Dancing in the sheets

PN1995.9.H6 S598 2000 DVD
Look for hidden clues
Things are not as they appear
Kid sees dead people

PN1997 .B74354378 2006 DVD
Capote wrote it
Hepburn made it iconic
Mancini soundtrack

PN1995.9.F36 H377 DVD
Raised as a muggle
Harry kicked Voldermort’s  ass
And played quidditch

PN1995.9.D4 V478 1999 DVD
Carlotta Valdes
Lost in the spiral of time
I will make her mine

PN1997 .G866 2000 DVD
Altamont madness
Rolls in on motorcycles
The sixties are dead

PN1997 .M854 2002 DVD
In search of a twin
Meet me at Silencio
Life is a bad dream

PN1997.2.S77 2016 DVD
The boyz n the ‘hood
Are rappers with attitude
Not fans of police

PN1997.2.A77 2017 DVD
Reed College alum
Helps Amy Adams talk to
Abbott/Costello

PN1997.2.M66 2016 DVD
Best picture award
Goes to La La Land.  But wait…
Nope – wrong envelope!

PN1997.2 .G48 2017 DVD
Meet the Parents meets
Invasion… Body Snatchers
Peele’s horror debut.

PN1997.2 .S53 2018 DVD
Woman without words
Seeks amphibian man in
Government test lab

PN1997.2 .L33 2018 DVD
Mother and daughter
Irreconcilable and
Unconditionally loved

PN1997.2 .I3 2018 DVD
Portland area
Olympic figure skater
Has anger issues

 

Quest newspaper digital collection now available

We’re excited to announce our most recent addition to Reed Digital Collections: digitized issues of The Quest newspaper, beginning with the first issue in 1913. The collection is open to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.

Check out a sampler of Quest mastheads below to get you started!

 

New Library Collections to Explore!

There are three new reasons to love your library!  We are thrilled to share the news that we now have access to the following collections:
Safari Ebooks: Safari is a collection containing thousands of high-quality ebooks and videos on web design, software development, graphic design, and software programs.  You can set up areas of interest and follow “learning paths”.  You can find all available ebooks in the catalog, but follow the link provided for directions on setting up an initial account.
Literary Print Culture: This collection includes materials from the Stationer’s Company Archive, including rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century. Explore primary resources on the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, and the history of copyright and bookbinding.
Black Abolitionist Papers:  This primary source collection details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery in the writings and publications of the activists themselves, and includes articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works.
Please send any questions and feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.  Enjoy!

New database trials! Ethnographic Video Online and Indian Claims Insight

We are pleased to offer trials of two new exciting databases:

Ethnographic Video Online: A resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. By placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline’s history and of its future direction.

Indian Claims Insight: This resource helps us understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims against the U.S. Government. The collection includes docket materials for all Indian Claims Commission cases, as well as cases that preceded and followed the existence of the commission.

Both trials are available through April 1st.  Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Service.

Enjoy!

 

Reference Assistant Spotlight: Chad

Chad with his favorite reference book, possibly looking up The Music Man.

Name: Chad
Year: Senior
Major: History

Favorite Library Resource: I’m not sure if it counts but I’m a big fan of the e-reserves. I do a lot of my readings on my laptop and I like being able to access texts for class at home or anywhere on campus.

Favorite Place to Work in the Library: Definitely my thesis desk. I have a great view of the Lawn and its nice to have a spot in the library where I can keep my books and other materials that I need for classes.

Reason you wanted to be a reference assistant: I’ll admit I’ve never been one to spend much time in the library. However, the position of reference assistant allows me to give back to the greater Reed community. Also, working as a reference assistant has helped me learn more about the different databases, guides, and collections that the library has to offer.

Hardest thing about research: Probably narrowing down the scope of my research. I like to tackle big picture questions in my work and focusing my research towards on one idea or question has always been difficult for me.

Favorite thing about Reed: I would say my favorite thing about Reed is the friends I’ve made during my time here. I’ve established a strong network of friends over my four years at Reed who are always willing to lend a helping hand when needed…but are also always down for a rowdy game of rage cage. (Editor’s note: I have no idea what rage cage is!)

Cool thing you did during break: I started teaching myself the basics of music theory in order to help me produce songs on Ableton and Logic Pro.

Reference Assistant Spotlight: Ruth

Ruth cheerfully helping a patron “old school”.
Name: Ruth
Year: Senior
Major: Religion

Favorite Library Resource: Summit and being able to use all the electronic resources when I’m off campus!

Favorite Place to Work in the Library: North Ref

Reason you wanted to be a reference assistant: I want to utilize everything I’ve learned at Reed by helping other students with the research process!

Hardest thing about research: Narrowing unbridled interest and enthusiasm into a focused topic with a limited dataset… while maintaining the initial interest and enthusiasm.

Favorite thing about Reed: The canyon, the scrounge, and the Religion department! (Editor’s note: Ahem. I think you forgot something….)

Cool class you’ve taken at Reed: Last fall I took a 300 level English course on the literature of the Black Panther party, which changed my entire worldview. Pancho never repeats his classes, so email me if you want the syllabus!

Reference Assistant Spotlight: Claire

Claire using our beloved Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Name: Claire
Year: Junior
Major: English

Favorite Library Resource: The thesis tower or the photographs in the Reed College Archives.

Favorite Place to Work in the Library: North Reference. The old-school green desk lamps make me feel like Elle Woods during her Harvard days. An Elle Woods with endless table space. (Editor’s note: Legally Blonde is one of my favorite guilty pleasures!)

Reason you wanted to be a reference assistant: Reed has given me a lot, so I want to pay it forward! Also, being the bookworm that I am, the library is my home away from home.

Hardest thing about research: Narrowing down my list of sources! I always want to squeeze a nugget of information from every article I find into my papers.

Favorite thing about Reed: The small student body has allowed me to jump on an amazing array of opportunities, from working on multiple publications to interning with Reed alumni in different countries. To give a less cheesy answer, living in the Spanish House on campus has been the most rewarding and ridiculously fun experience of my Reed career.

Cool thing you did during break:  My sister gifted me a collection of poems by Ada Limón over the holidays, and I raced through it (mistake! poems should be treated like a four-course meal, not a snack—don’t worry, I’m rereading it now). (Editor’s Note: Some of her poetry is available here. And the library has two of her collections: Lucky Wreck and Bright Dead Things.)

Trial of American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals

What’s old is new again!  We are pleased to offer a trial of the American Antiquarian Society’s Historical Periodicals, a comprehensive primary source collection of more than 500 American periodicals between 1684 and 1912.  The collection includes digitized images of the pages of magazines and journals not available from any other source and provides content detailing American history and culture. These specialized collections cover advertising, health, women’s issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.  Explore and enjoy!

Our trial is available through March 1st. Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Spring thesis desk lottery

Random numbers for the Senior thesis desk lottery will be drawn from the official 470 list.  If you are a senior, but are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, February 5.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art, and Psychology, majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the Library.

The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, February 6 along with a map of thesis desk locations so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection.

The choosing of desks will begin at noon on Wednesday, February 7 in the library lobby.  You, or your proxy, must be present when your name is called.  Lottery numbers are not transferable.

NOTE:  Some desks, as indicated on the map, will be shared.  In order to help create the most pleasant sharing arrangement possible, the person with the better number may bring in as a partner another senior on the list who has a less desirable number.  Please make those arrangements before the noon time selection and let us know that is your plan when your name is called.

Any questions contact Brian Kelley

Better Together: Academic Support & Library Workshops

Each semester, Academic Support Services and Library staff host workshops for students on general study skills, research skills, quantitative skills, and senior thesis-writing. In an effort to make it easier for students to find out about upcoming workshops, the DoJo and the Library have created a combined workshop list.

You can find it on both the Academic Support Services and Library websites.

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to Public Affairs and Conference & Events Planning for their help in creating the combined workshop list!