Libraries/Librarians in the Movies
Celebrating librarians and libraries on the silver screen.... or even on television!
The Good Companions (1933). A quick reference question loudly asked from across the room yields a "SHHH"
The shush heard 'round the world
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.
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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009). Bad news. That rash is not going away any time soon.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever publicity still of Rusty Kelley
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006). This guy is studying up on how to be a great psychotic killer!
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The Great Gatsby (2000). Owl-Eyes discovers that the books are REAL in Gatsby's library.
Markings: "An Important-looking Door" - GCSE English Literature.
From Prada to Nada (2011) has some great library studying to determine a way to better her family's way of life.
Utah Wagon Train (1951). A recreation of a wagon train involves some research-- in this case, the cowboy climbed onto a telephone pole and made a call to the library (using a handset) in Salt Lake City to verify some facts.
A drifting cowboy: Meanwhile back at the ranch -- Cap Rock
Sliders (TV series) (1995). The episode "Eggheads" features a society that prizes libraries and intelligence. "Hemingway, Lawrence, Chekhov and Miller Fitzgerald was a freak, Mailer is a killer Quiet please! Quiet please!"