Spotted on Cornell’s campus: “♥ A Librarian” bumper sticker. I approve!

Spotted on Cornell’s campus: “♥ A Librarian” bumper sticker. I approve!

Toute la mémoire du monde is a fascinating look at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. What first seems like a benign documentary soon spirals into a heavily veiled critique of the institution that handles “all the memory of the world”. Coming just a decade after World War II, it’s impossible not to not pick up on Resnais’ fascist portrayal of the library bureaucracy as “gatekeepers”.

Watch the 20 minute documentary in 1080p HD on Youtube.

Image sources: Resnais, Alain. 1956. Toute la mémoire du monde (Fr. All the Memory of the World). Paris: La Pleiade. 

Interesting! Apparently people on campus are using Overdrive. Pretty nice to see that the app is well reviewed. 

momalibrary:

Compare and contrast. James Franco’s New Film Still #13 (2013, left) to Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #13 (1978, right). -jt

I usually don’t reblog this kind of thing, but the Sherman piece is a particular favorite. (No comment on the Franco homage…)