Friday, August 15, 2014
Six Degrees of Recomendation: August
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.