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Friday, August 15, 2014

Six Degrees of Recomendation: August

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The staff is flexing their filmography muscles to find new ways to explore our fabulous DVD collection and make recommendations.  The rules of our game were simple: ONE - only DVDs from the library system; TWO - each selection must be based on something, anything from the previous DVD; and THREE - only 48 hours per choice (get that list moving!).  The results are explained below.  Links between selections are highlighted in purple.

1) Alana:  The Returned (2014)  A French mini-series set in a beautiful, isolated town.  The dead return home, wanting to live their lives normally - much emotional turmoil ensues!  2) Jessica:  The Others (2001)  A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her home is haunted. 3) Kate: The Inception (2010)  A battle to save a hauntingly beautiful woman with a risk of being trapped in the subconscious.  4) Kerste:  The Fog (1980)  A fishing town in Northern CA built over a leper colony is surround by a killer fog and zombie ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.  5) Ike:  Freaky Friday (with Jamie Lee Curtis)  Thanks to a magic fortune cookie, a mother and teenage daughter switch bodies - complications and fun ensue. 6) Gwen:  North and South (1985)  Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.  Erica Grimpel has a small part in this as she does in Freaky Friday 7) Megan:  North and South (2005, BBC miniseries)  Margaret Hale's formerly privleged family is uprooted and moves to Northern England where she meets mill-owner John Thornton.  Pride and Prejudice plus union tensions equals this movie.  8) Anonymous staff member: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)  Richard Armitage plays Thorin Oakenshield, a dwarf that works alongside Gandalf the Grey and Bilbo Baggins on an epic quest throughout Middle Earth. 
9) Jacob: Sherlock (2010) A modern adaptation of Sir Arthur C. Doyle's popular character by the BBC. Martin Freeman stars as Sherlock's side-kick, Dr. Watson.

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