Hoopla wants to be a free Netflix for library users

Hoopla wants to be a free Netflix for library users:
Hoopla, a new streaming service for libraries, lets patrons borrow digital movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music. The selection isn’t comparable to Netflix, but it is free if you have a card at participating library. Hoopla is based in Holland, Ohio, and is owned by library distributor Midwest Tape.

16 Great Library Scenes in Film

And because I am who I am, it got me thinking about great movie library scenes that already exist. At first, I thought the list would be pretty short, but you know what? Hollywood loves a library. Some combination of ambiance, seclusion, hidden knowledge, and the sheer beauty of shelves upon shelves of books make libraries a fantastic film setting.

Here are my sixteen favorite:

Disney Buying Lucasfilm for $4 Billion

The Walt Disney Company, in a move that gives it a commanding position in the realm of fantasy movies, said Tuesday it had agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from its founder, George Lucas, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.

Full piece here.


The 'Future' Of Movies? Critic Says It's Not So Bright

Piece on NPR about the book: Do the Movies Have a Future?


Read: The Motion Picture

Read: The Motion Picture An animation created by Wake County Public Libraries.

The Great Gatsby


JOHN CARTER Expected to Tank

EarlyWord has an entry about the Disney movie "John Carter" that is based on the book "Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Starring the Computer film database

The next time you're working at the reference desk and someone wants to know what kind of computer was used in the classic 1973 movie "Invasion of the Bee Girls," well, now you have a place to turn. " The Verge directs your attention to the Starring the Computer which describes itself as, "...a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don't count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 - sorry."

Oscars 2012: 'Fantastic Flying Books' wins for animated short film

“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” a 15-minute film about a man who cares for a library of lively books, won the Academy Award for animated short film on Sunday night. More at L.A. Times


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