Anonymous Patron writes "A Broward public library was the target of demonstrators after it rescheduled a film about revolutionary Che Guevara during Hispanic Heritage Month. The whole article is online at the Miami Herald: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/st ates/florida/counties/broward_county/12810607.htm"
JET writes to share something and I'm not quite sure what it is. You can see it here.
This is a movie that is viewable on the internet if anyone cares to take a look. I'm not able to see it so I have NO idea of what it is about, I just saw the title and thought it would be interesting to submit to lisnews.com.
A short film by Sam Logan Khaleghi
Genre: Comedy / Short
Plot Outline: A short comical satire about a group of librarians that take their job very serious."
I tried to view it, but there doesn't seem to be anything else to view. I viewed a different short by the people the page linked to. Does anyone know anything about this?
Anonymous Patron writes "The more things change, the more they stay the same... Irelandclick.com has a story on a series of unfortunate events that happened in Belfast, Ireland, way back in 1932.
The first time Frankenstein came to Belfast was in April 1932 when James Whaleâ€™s 1931 classic was shown in cinemas throughout Ireland and Britain. In Belfast the film looked as though it was going to be a tremendous success as over 10,000 turned up for the first viewing. It was quickly banned, and how it ended up that way is a case study in censorship. They were, of course, thinking of the children:
"We had to think of the possible effect the picture might have on immature or unbalanced minds. In this connection let me observe that at almost every Court of Assize or Session defending counsel have advanced the plea that their youthful clients got the inspiration for their crimes at the cinema."
The Frankenstein ban was never lifted."
Steve Fesenmaier writes "By Steve Fesenmaier with additions from the field Aug. 3, 2005
John Gehner, Coordinator of the ALA- SRRT Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force has asked me to create a list of "top 20 greatest films on poverty." I came up with the following list from my 30+ years as a professional film exhibitor, critic, etc. Please send me any films you think should be on the list....documentary or fictional...or short...or animated... -- Read More
Not Much To This but apparently The stepson of the creator of the much-loved Narnia books says C.S. Lewis would be pleased with the new movie.
"The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is due for release in December after being filmed mostly in New Zealand.
The movie is directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson, who also directed the award winning cartoon Shrek.
The LA Times asks you to read the book and see the movie, then decide if you think the movie stays true to the story told by Dahl. Do the changes work for you? Would you recommend the book to a friend? What about the movie?
Anonymous Patron writes "Yahoo! News Reports Tom Hanks and the rest of the cast and crew of the upcoming movie "The Da Vinci Code" have started filming in Paris and are to take over the Louvre museum -- a key location --, the producers said."
Anonymous Patron writes "From the web site (http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/):The Hollywood Librarian: Librarians in Cinema and Society is a full-length, feature documentary film now in production. The first of its kind, this film will show the realities of 21st century librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Dozens of interviews with real librarians will be intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians in order to examine such issues as stereotyping, censorship and intellectual freedom, books and literacy, library funding, equal access -- in short, the whole impact of librarians in our culture and society."