Almost 6 months ago, I asked readers to vote for the next film for me to analyze. I liked the idea so much, I thought I’d do it again! If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll know that the overall goal or mission of this website is to explore portrayals of librarians in film and what these reel librarians represent. I do that on a weekly basis through various kinds of posts, including film analyses. It’s a lifelong research quest to review and analyze librarians film on my Master List, and I have selected 5 more films for you to vote on.
Choose your next adventure!
The following titles are from my personal collection, and I’ve tried to select a wide range of genres and decades for you to choose from. All of the choices have major reel librarian characters and/or minor characters who have a significant role or scene(s) in the film.
- 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) — fantasy Western
- Mysterious Dr. Lao (Tony Randall) brings a circus to a Western frontier town. A local newspaperman is in love with the local teacher/librarian, played by Barbara Eden, who resists his advances.
- Adventure (1945) — romantic drama
- A sea-going adventurer (Clark Gable) falls for a librarian (Greer Garson), but their relationship is no smooth sailing.
- After Twilight (2005) — a short film
- A librarian becomes an unlikely choice to be a freedom fighter. I’m sensing a Liberated Librarian arc! 😉
- Idiocracy (2006) — comedy
- An Army librarian (Luke Wilson) wakes up in the future to realize that he’s now the most intelligent person alive.
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994) — prison drama
- Andy (Tim Robbins) works as an assistant in the prison library and becomes friends with the prison librarian, Brooks (James Whitmore). Although I’ve referred to this film a number of times on this site, it’s shocking to realize that I haven’t yet written a proper analysis post of this film. (Oh, Brooks, sob!)
What should I watch next? You decide!
The poll will stay open through this week, and I will reveal the winner next week. Click here if you’d like an insider’s look at what goes into a film analysis post. And if you’re interested, click here to see what films were part of the first reader poll, and here to read my analysis of the winning film.