Favorites Bookish Scenes
Marion the LIbrarian from The Music Man - I prefer the remake with Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Broderick - but couldn't find a good picture.
You've Got Mail - Independent book store vs. the mega-book store. Meg Ryan's chidlren's book store looks like a child's fantasy.
Funny Face - starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. I've always wanted one of those ladders. And even straight hair and frumpy clothes can't make Audrey look like a geeky bookworm.
A Beautiful Mind - John Nash uses the windows as a white board.
Beauty and the Beast - Everyone remembers the Beast's beautiful library, but I prefer the quaint bookstore where Belle borrows the same book to re-read. And there's that ladder again.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - I love this library scene just for the quote, "X never, ever marks the spot." Surprise!
Bell Book and Candle - I admit, this is pushing the definition of bookstore, but it is named Bell, BOOK and Candle. I include it just because I like the movie.
Searching my memory for bookish movies brought up a couple songs from movies that, even though they aren't about reading, make me think of curling up with a good book. Enjoy!
"Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from My Fair Lady
"In My Own Little Corner" from Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. I prefer the 1965 version starring Stuart Damon and "introducing" Lesley Ann Warren.