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Libraries/Librarians in the Movies

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

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

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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

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.

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

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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009). Bad news. That rash is not going away any time soon.

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The Bonesetter (2003). When children disappear from a small town, there is only one place to get answers! Where? The Library of course!

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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High School High (2006). Attempted assault in the library! The new teacher saves the day by using the tools at hand: a stapler, date stamp, and card catalog drawer!

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The Great Gatsby (2000). Owl-Eyes discovers that the books are REAL in Gatsby's library.

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Grave of the Vampire (1972). Some advice: if a vampire wants to check out a book, let him!!!

Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002). So, seriously, would anyone knowingly hire a library worker who has pyrokinetic abilities???

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Evil in the Woods (1986). So, kid checks out book called Evil in the Woods, and it is about... evil... in the woods. No wonder he looks a bit sheepish.

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Dread (2009). Library workers are also students participating in a research project that studies people and their innermost fears.

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The Simpsons (TV series 1989 - ). This quote says it all!

Good Boy, Bad Boy (2007). Two young men with identical names struggle in college. One pretends to read the Communist Manifesto in order to pick up girls.

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From Prada to Nada (2011) has some great library studying to determine a way to better her family's way of life.

Espion, leve-toi (1982) features a gay librarian from Munich.

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Double Jeopardy (1999). It is nice to have a good looking expert help you in the library....

Looper (2012). Bruce Willis time travels back to get important medical records. Good library skills transcend time!

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The Initiation of Sarah (2006). Two occult sororities wickedly fight it out in the library.

The House by the Cemetery (1981). The librarian and assistant aid the protagonist in his research.

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.

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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!"

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