Video Sunday: Broken Noses and Dancing Chickens
Again this week we begin with a video that, for me anyway, premiered on 100 Scope Notes. I’ve no particular associations with the original book. Never read it as a kid, after all. But like Travis I’m sort of digging this trailer. It’s not really like anything visual I’ve seen before. And who doesn’t love George Clooney? Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
Awww. Who’s just the cutest little old husband and wife team? You are! Oh yes you are! Oh yes you are!
Eat your heart out… uh… Margret and H.A. Rey.
My mother-in-law was the first person to tell me about this next clip. I tend to tape my Colbert one night and watch it the next, so I didn’t see this immediately. Now she said it didn’t make the librarian look very good, but I’m not so sure. Certainly the librarians that revoked the kid’s card look bad. But the one on camera seemed pretty game to play along with the "Nailed ‘Em" bit.
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I like checking out what he’s reading too.
Sick of watching all these videos without actually being in one? Well you may wish to participate in Libraryman’s Library 101 video. "You can be in the video by uploading a picture of YOU with a 0 and a 1 and tagging it library101." Fun pics so far. Thanks to AL Direct for the link.
Comic book trailers have a natural advantage over their picture book and novel fellows. The art form is already inherently cinematic. Consider, for example, this trailer for the upcoming Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer. It’s unclear in this vid, but he lies to make his nose grow, then stabs vampires through the heart with the broken off schnozz. Ya gotta respect the idea.
And finally, for your off-topic bit o’ fluff, I present something mind-numbingly cute. So cute, in fact, that you may find your eyelashes curling up from the horror of its adorableness.
If there’s a purgatory, that’s the video I’ll find myself watching over and over again. Thanks to Picture Book Party for the link.
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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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