RE: Videos re Libraries?

Threatt, Monique L (
Mon, 20 May 2002 13:56:38 -0700 (PDT)

Today, a media professor and I collaborated on a lunch bag project: "Images
of librarians in cinema/television." Some of the short clips we used were
from Party Girl, It's a Wonderful Life, Buffy, Get Smart episode where
secret information is hidden in a Who's Who book (hilarious), Desk Set,
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (invinsible librarian), Sophie's Choice,
Matilda, Ghostbusters, The Philadelphia Story, The Music Man, The Name of
the Rose just to name a few. Maybe some of these will be helpful.

--Monique Threatt
IU Bloomington

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Handman []
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:44 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Videos re Libraries?

Uh...sorry you missed an exceedingly clever screenplay, jon. Party Girl
is the only film I have EVER seen that actually features a scene in which a
character offers an exposition on what a professional librarian is and does
(nah, I don't consider the wonk (wuzzis name? Giles?) in Buffy on the same
par). Sure, PG is a fluffy little indie film, but someone in production
got it right re the image of the profession. There's a scene near the end
in which erstwhile party girl Posey offers an explanation of how she'd
construct a search strategy that's priceless.

At 12:45 PM 5/20/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >Party Girl...
> >The best thing to happen to librarian image in 100
> >years.
> Party Girl has about as much to do with libraries
>and librarianship as it does with the New York food
>cart street vending trade, which is another career
>opportunity explored in the film. Nonetheless, it is a
>nice little movie, especially if you're a Parker Posie
> And let's not forget, for comparing and
>contrasting purposes, the "Old Maid Librarian"
>flashback scene in It's A Wonderful Life.
> "Mary, What Happened To Us,"
> Jon A.
> Queens, NY
>Do You Yahoo!?
>LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000