Academy Awards - Best Director

The Academy Award for Best Director is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry.

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  • How green was my valley [DVD]

    How green was my valley2002

    Summary: A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC HOW

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • Tom Jones [DVD]

    Tom Jones2002

    Summary: The rollicking adventures of Tom Jones, as he romps across 18th century England. From bedrooms to rural inns to London's dangerous streets. Cast out from his home and forbidden his true love, Tom...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA TOM

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • A beautiful mind [DVD]

    A beautiful mind2002

    Summary: Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA BEAUTIFUL

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • All about Eve [DVD]

    All about Eve2002

    Summary: From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC ALL

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • From here to eternity [DVD]

    From here to eternity2001

    Summary: At an Army base in 1941 Hawaii, the lives of enlisted men and officers are troubled by spiteful commanders, sadistic military police, and forbidden love. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC FROM

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • On the waterfront [DVD]

    On the waterfront2001

    Summary: An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC ON

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marty [DVD]

    Marty2001

    Summary: Marty is the story of a 34-year-old Bronx butcher who fears that he will never find love, but at a Saturday night dance he meets a lonely schoolteacher with similar fears.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC MARTY

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • Traffic [DVD]

    Traffic2001

    Summary: Presents a mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents work undercover in a sordid and dangerous...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA TRAFFIC

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • The best years of our lives [DVD]

    The best years of our lives2000

    Summary: Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC BEST

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • The bridge on the River Kwai [DVD]

    The bridge on the River Kwai2000

    Summary: British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC BRIDGE

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • Lawrence of Arabia [DVD]

    Lawrence of Arabia2000

    Summary: Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC LAWRENCE

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Out of Africa [DVD]

    Out of Africa2000

    Summary: The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya in 1914.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA OUT

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • American beauty [DVD]

    American beauty2000

    Summary: An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA AMERICAN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Braveheart [DVD]

    Braveheart2000

    Summary: William Wallace is a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV BRA

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gone with the wind [DVD] : Margaret Mitchell's story of the old South

    Gone with the wind : Margaret Mitchell's story of the old South1999

    Summary: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC GONE

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • Saving Private Ryan [DVD]

    Saving Private Ryan1999

    Summary: Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SAVING

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Casablanca [DVD]

    Casablanca1999

    Summary: In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA CASABLANCA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • It happened one night [DVD]

    It happened one night1999

    Summary: A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC IT

    Location: DVDs Classics

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  • Midnight cowboy [DVD]

    Midnight cowboy1998

    Summary: A Texas "cowboy" takes a bus to New York in search of lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services, but spends a hard winter helping a con man.

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    Call #: DVD DRAMA MIDNIGHT

    Location: DVDs Drama

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  • The deer hunter [DVD]

    The deer hunter1998

    Summary: Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the coal hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. It is a drama of friendship and courage and of what happens to these qualities under stress.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA DEER

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My fair lady [DVD]

    My fair lady1998

    Summary: A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD MUSICAL MY

    Location: DVDs Musical

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • One flew over the cuckoo's nest [DVD]

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest1997

    Summary: The story of a man whose rebelliousness pits him against the head nurse of a mental ward and the full spectrum of institutional repression.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA ONE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details