Librarian archetypes in 5 movies and 18 seconds

I’m a librarian.  You probably guessed that.  We librarians are a dedicated bunch and tend to be defensive about what we do.  You would be too if you were constantly asked, “Why do I need a librarian when there’s Google.”  Yeah.  Screw you, buddy.

So here’s my take on the One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds video assignment.

The librarians are from Ghostbusters, Party Girl (Parker Posey), The Matrix (Marcus Chong), Desk Set (Katharine Hepburn and Joan Blondell), and The Station Agent (Michelle Williams).  The music is “Marian the Librarian” from The Music Man.

I’ve heard it argued that though Tank is not actually called a librarian in The Matrix, but he does a lot of librarian-ish work.  So there you go.  I also think the scene is representative of the high-tech world in which librarians work (and dominate thank you very much).

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7 thoughts on “Librarian archetypes in 5 movies and 18 seconds

  1. What’s Katharine Hepburn about to drink? I’m guessing something to help her relax after dealing with naughty patrons.

    Great remix and I think Tank definitely qualifies as a librarian – speedy identifier of resources, and always with sincerity!

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