From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Larry Crowne (2011)

Larry Crowne movie poster

How much do we love Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? Enough that we'll stick with Larry Crowne, a romantic comedy so slight that it’s hardly even there.

Program Notes: Between Two Worlds (1944)

Between Two Worlds movie poster

Meet Sutton Vane, great-granddaddy of the afterlife drama. His play, Outward Bound, set the template for many of the films featured in the Library’s current film series, "Beyond this Vale of Tears: Hollywood visits the Afterlife."

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: A Guy Named Joe (1943)

A Guy Named Joe movie poster

In A Guy Named Joe (1943), a dead man’s spirit returns to Earth to watch over the woman he left behind and, eventually, to help guide her to a new love.

A Tribute to Ken Russell (July 3, 1927 - Nov. 27, 2011)

Ken Russell

Ken Russell, who died Nov. 27 at age 84, was the sort of filmmaker who amused audiences and abused audiences in equal measure. He was not a gentlemanly director, he was more like an anarchistic madman. But a weirdly affable one.