Blizzard Movie Night Yields Unexpected Archivist

I am close to digging out from the historic blizzard which has blanketed the Washington DC region with 2 feet (maybe?) of snow. Since Thursday evening, I have spent a lot of time in my apartment and, on a whim, decided to watch the Enough Said starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  The movie interested me because it was Gandolfini’s last; little did I know the surprise in store as the plot unfolded.

Gandolfini plays Albert, a recent divorcee and DIGITAL ARCHIVIST who works at a place called the “American Library of Cultural History” which houses a significant collection of television films. I’ll avoid spoilers that do not involve archives– Albert oversees digitization and created metadata for archival episodes of television. What’s more, there is a scene in the closed stacks of the library, complete with a stolen kiss amongst the Hollinger boxes! The rest of the movie was great as well and is recommended for archivists, librarians, curators, and everyone else too :-). It was very well-acted and definitely worth a watch.

While doing some post-film googling, I discovered this post from an excellent site called reel-librarians about Enough Said as well. Add it to the blogroll!

4 thoughts on “Blizzard Movie Night Yields Unexpected Archivist

  1. Yay, thanks for adding my Reel Librarians site to your blogroll! 🙂 And very nice to hear that the film is recommended by a real-life digital archivist! If you would ever like to write a guest post for my site, please let me know — you would be most welcome 🙂

  2. On the list for next time I’m stuck in a blizzard.

    Side note – this blog post led me to Wikipedia where I learned you authored the Wiki entry for Kyle Hollingsworth. You’re a true boss.

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