film resources

Shocking Supernatural Shape Shifters at HPU Libraries!

Shape shifters are beings with the ability to reshape their form. Be they monsters, ghouls, or aliens, shape shifters have unlimited potential to wreak havoc. They can be anywhere, anything….and ANYONE! Celebrate this Halloween with some of my favorite horror-themed books and movies that feature these transforming creatures. They are guaranteed to play on your […]

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Filmed in North Carolina

-by Josh Harris, Media Services From beautiful beaches to picturesque mountains and all that comes in between, North Carolina has been the locale of choice for generations of filmmakers. Even going back to the silent era, there were some 400 silent films made in North Carolina (for a closer look into the silent era history […]

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Oscars 2019: The Best Picture Nominations

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images   Blog post by Josh Harris, Media Services Librarian If you have ever visited Smith Library’s lower level you will know that we have offer a film collection. Students can use their HPU passport to check out up to three at a time. With so many choices, however, it can […]

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Happy 200th Birthday, Frankenstein

by Trae Middlebrooks, Late Night Library Supervisor This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.  First published in January 1818, Shelley’s creation has been both durable and popular. Originally written for a competition between three friends to see who could write the best horror story, […]

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First Time Out: Academy Awards for Directorial Debuts

  With 2017’s Get Out earning four Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay) and winning the Best Original Screenplay award for first-time writer-director Jordan Peele, the Academy is showing a resolute appreciation for original storytelling and biting cinematic satire. Jordan Peele is best known for his work on the Comedy […]

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Get Fit with…the Library?

It’s a New Year! If exercising more is one of your resolutions, the HPU Libraries are here to assist you with your workout goals. We have a collection of exercise DVD’s located on the 1st floor of Smith Library. There are a variety of different kinds of workouts, from Pilates to Karate. There’s something for […]

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