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Libraries/Librarians in the Movies

Celebrating librarians and libraries on the silver screen.... or even on television!

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964). A machine invented to hear other people's thoughts creates huge problems. The thoughts are so loud for Merlin (in the quiet library, of all places) that he shouts Quiet!

Gallery: The Misadventures of Merlin Jones - Sky Movies HD

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Lost Horizon (1973). Singing about things you won't miss in the land of Shangri-la.

Love and Other Catastrophes (1996). Forcing a smile when you owe over $650 in library fines. Crikey!

'Dear Mr. Watterson' (2013). This documentary explores Bill Watterson's creative life before and during the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. Several scenes are from special collections that feature original newspapers with early political cartoons, and air conditioned rooms filled with the original drawings at Ohio State University.

Film Review: 'Dear Mr. Watterson'

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Winter's Tale (2014). Peter Lake comes out of his amnesia when he sees images from his distant past on the library's microfilm collection.

Winter's Tale | Movie Review

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These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011). Features scenes from the Library of Congress and the librarian of Congress, James Billington.

Blu-ray.com - Screenshot

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Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record (1987). The deterioration and destruction of books, photographs, drawings, and maps, and the importance of restoration and preservation.

La Totale! (1991). Secret agent librarian! Shhhhh!

5 à 7 à la bibliothèque

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Star Trek [TV Series]. (1969) " All Our Yesterdays" shows off an alien library with an actual librarian, Mr. Atoz,-- who can open a gateway to another time and place.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars [TV series] 2009. Jocasta Nu is the librarian / archivist for this story of a galaxy far, far away.

The Women of "The Lost Missions"

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Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932). When the senator researches the bill at the Library of Congress, he discovers that it is fraudulent. He gives a rousing speech to Congress to expose the fraud.

LEE TRACY: A Motormouth, Ambulance Chasing, Four Flusher

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The Tao of Steve (2000). Class reunions yield special pleasures in the library.

The Tao of Steve (2000)

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Smashing the Money Ring (1939). The prison library was used as a depot to smuggle out counterfeit bills.

Smashing the Money Ring

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Running on Empty (1988). River Phoenix wishes to create a new identity for himself, and knows the power of the library!

1942: A Love Story (1994). A song of love in the library.

Matilda (1996). Lonely woman meets library clerk.

Carla Benedetti

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The Living Ghost (1942) is a mystery. The detective seeks the location of missing person, the owner of the house which included this fine library!

Forgotten Actors: February 2014

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Kicking and Screaming (1995) features college students critiquing short stories in the group study room.

The Ice Storm (1997). An outdoor book sale outside the library.

Joan Allen in The Ice Storm (1997) Blu-ray Screenshots

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008). Kumar meets Vanessa for the first time in the college library.

The Good Companions (1933). A quick reference question loudly asked from across the room yields a "SHHH"

The shush heard 'round the world

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Flight of the Intruder (1991). The aircraft carrier has a working library!

Escape From New York (1981). In this dystopian film, all of Manhattan is a prison, and the New York Public Library is an important criminal's fortress.

Neon Reels : Escape From New York (1981)

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010). Scenes from a public library in this anime film dealing with memory and relationships.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Movie) » Emory Anime Club

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