ANU Library summer watch list

2 January 2020

It’s summer break – a perfect time to sit back, relax and take in something new!

The ANU Library has put together a list of some titles for your viewing and listening pleasure.

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RBG : Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hero. Icon. Dissenter. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has built an impressive legal legacy as a pioneer in gender equality, RBG explores the inspiring and unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the USA's highest court - and her impact along the way - changing the rules, shaping the laws and becoming an unexpected pop-culture icon.

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The Shining

If you want to watch the newly released motion picture “Doctor Sleep”, you should first check out its predecessor The Shining. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel was originally released in 1980. This DVD includes a behind the scenes documentary ‘The Making of the Shining’, with commentary.

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Notable trials: the trials of Oscar Wilde

In Victorian England the work of the courts was a subject of immense public interest, with the leading barristers of the day enjoying celebrity status. In this era there was no litigation more closely followed than the trials of Oscar Wilde. This fascinating lecture, presented by the Hon Alan Wilson QC, charts the course of libel and criminal trials that ultimately led to Wilde’s conviction of gross indecency.

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The Wizard of Oz

This sing-along version of the classic 1939 motion picture, based on the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum.

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Do witchcraft laws breach freedom of religion?

Most of the coverage of the religious freedom debate in Australia focuses on protecting the major religions. But what if you’re a witch or a Wiccan… how does Australian law protect your beliefs and religious practices? A High Court case from the 1930s could provide the answers.

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Archival Secrets and Hidden Histories: Reasserting the Right to Public Access

Jenny Hocking gave the ANU Archives 2019 Annual Lecture, outlining her efforts to uncover the story of the dismissal of the Whitlam government.

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The Office (British version) : complete series

Insufferable middle-management type David Brent is the centre of this mockumentary-style comedy set at a nondescript paper company in a nondescript office park in England.

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Revolting rhymes

A made-for-TV movie based on the extraordinary book written by Roald Dahl, which mixes classic fairy tales then serves them with a mischievous twist.