Reader poll: Choose your next adventure, Fall 2014

What should I watch next? You decide!

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!

Stack of reel librarian DVDs -- choose your own adventure
Stack of reel librarian DVDs — choose your own 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.


Author: Jennifer

Librarian, blogger, movie lover

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