This chronologically arranged work analyzes the stereotypical image of librarians, male and female, in primarily American and British motion pictures from the silent era to the 21st century. The work briefly describes each film, offering some critical commentary, and then examines its librarian, considering every aspect of the total character from socio-economic conditions and motivations for leaving or not leaving the library, to personal attributes (such as clothing, hair, and age) and entanglements with the opposite sex, to commonly used props, plot situations and lines (""Shush!"").
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc ISBN: 9780786421503 Number of pages: 240 Weight: 431 g Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 11 mm
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