June 2012: Summary of Features
About the Cover: Lane Reading Room, Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Michael A. Keller, University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources. Sonia M. Lee, photographer.
Camelot to Gridlock: Significant Choice Reviews on the Presidency. The eleventh anniversary installment of this interdisciplinary reprint feature once again brings together Choice reviews on a subject of interest to undergraduates.
The Presidency: New & Forthcoming Publications. This selected list provides information on new titles that together offer a broad overview of diverse areas of interest relevant to the presidency.
American Filmmakers: A Critical List of Books, by Audra Bellmore and Mark Emmons
This essay presents critical books written about influential individual American filmmakers within the context of the following critical approaches to film theory: auteur, aesthetic, psychoanalytic, critical, and cultural. It provides a record of critical scholarship between the 1950s and the present for use by librarians, educators, scholars, and students of film and cultural history. The 110 works cited in the essay are listed at the conclusion of the essay. Filmmakers discussed include Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Dorothy Arzner, Frank Capra, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, D. W. Griffith, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Buster Keaton, Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Ida Lupino, David Lynch, Oscar Micheaux, Sam Peckinpah, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Josef Von Sternberg, and Orson Welles.
Forecasting the Future. Editor and publisher Irving E. Rockwood confidently predicts an outcome of the upcoming presidential election.