Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2019

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notable for being the only film to co-star Gable and Lombard. Both were married to other people at the time, but four years later they fell in love and married in 1939. e marriage lasted until Lombard's tragic death in an air crash in 1942. PLEASANTVILLE (1998) When two 1990s teenagers are transported to the black and white, 1950s-style town of Pleasantville, one of the oddities they notice is that all the books consist of blank pages. When the teens tell the plot of a missing text, the book fills itself in (in color). Soon the library becomes the most popular place in town, with teenagers lined up outside the door, eager for new ideas. As the people of Pleasantville expand their thinking through books and other experiences, they and their world gradually fill with color. When the "old guard" of Pleasantville attempts to stop this process, their techniques include burning the books and forbidding access to the library. In a scene when the townspeople are burning books, the character Jennifer resists efforts to grab her copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence. "No!" she says. "is is like the only book I've ever read in my whole life, and you're not going to put it on that fire!" SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982) In this poignant adventure of a Polish immigrant who f lees the Nazis to come to America, Sophie (Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for her role) goes to the library to get a book by her beloved Emily Dickinson, but in her heavy accent, she asks for a book by "the American poet Emil Dickens." e librarian (John Rothman) is a surly young man with very thick glasses who lambastes her for her ignorance because we all know that Charles Dickens was not an American, nor did he write poetry. Sophie is so intimidated and confused by the experience that she faints. Says Reel- librarians of the character in the episode: "He has no concept of polite behavior; he shouts, argues, ridicules, and basically causes an already emotionally and physically frail women to fall down on the floor in a faint. His oily hair, glasses, and bow tie complete his image of anal retentiveness. It is important that he remains behind his high desk; he cannot be removed from that desk, or his image as the snooty, unbending keeper of privileged knowledge would be diluted." SOURCES: Brigham Young University, Martin Raish, director of the David O. McKay Library; Bookrags.com; reel-librarians.com; Turner Classic Movies 34 Winter 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

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