Video Sunday – I Once Got the High Score on Tetris in a Mall in Downtown Belfast. Not that You’d Want to Verify This.
I could begin this week’s post one of two ways. Do I do the 80s kitch or the cool new movie trailer? Like it’s even a question. Ha!
The other day a YA librarian emailed us this video and asked (not without a bit of tongue stuffed firmly within a bit of cheek) if we had this book in our collection. My boss responded that we somehow missed this one. Technically it does involve children’s books . . . . .
Okay. Now for the serious movie trailer. Yes, the website for the film version of The City of Ember has the brand spanking new preview up for your viewing pleasure. They sure crammed as much Bill Murray in there as they could, didn’t they? The girl is Saoirse Ronan. Some of you may remember her from her Oscar-nominated performance in Atonement just last year. Clever casting there.
I think it’s safe to say that there are two methods of doing library videos.
You have the straightforward:
And then you have the downright bizarre. I’d embed it, but some librarian made that impossible. Thanks to The Shifted Librarian for the first link.
These next videos come from Neil Gaiman’s blog. During Comic Con several well-known fellers explained why they decided to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Here is Neil’s:
And here is Jeff Smith’s (creator of Bone):
I like to end with videos that may not directly pertain to children’s literature or librarianship but that amuse me. This one caught my eye not too long ago.
I could confess to you how long it took me before I realized that this wasn’t going to be a real movie, but then I’d have to kill you.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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