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What is the Bechdel Test?

Posted on March 11, 2016. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever watched a romantic comedy and thought, do these women talk about anything other than men?

Let me introduce you to the Bechdel Test. This test analyzes female characters in film and will “pass” the Bechdel test if:

  1. The movie has at least two (named) women in it,
  2. Who talk to each other,
  3. About something besides a man

PASS:

a little chaos magic mike xxl ricki and the flash miss you already danish girl

FAIL:

macbeth creed black mass irrational man goosebumps

For more information go to http://bechdeltest.com/

 

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New on DVD: Suffragette

Posted on February 12, 2016. Filed under: Library News |

suffragetteSuffragette sets the ground work for the first wave feminist movement. Told through the lens of working class women forced to resort to violence to fight for equality. At times both inspiring and heartbreaking. This film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep.

Place a hold on the DVD today!

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Remembering Alan Rickman

Posted on January 15, 2016. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

alanrickmanAlan Rickman (1946-2016) is probably best known from his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series. However, this London based actor was truly a chameleon and shone in a number of diverse roles. Take a moment to remember his work and revisit one of his titles Oxford County Library has in our collection.

 


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songoflunchSomething_the_Lord_Made

 

 

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Live in Concert

Posted on November 20, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Adele’s new CD releases today and it got us thinking about some of the great live musicians. Check out OCL’s list of Live in Concert DVDs you can take home today!

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New on DVD: Inside Out

Posted on November 13, 2015. Filed under: Library News |

insideoutExplore the mind of an 11 year old girl through her emotions including: joy, sadness, fear, disgust and anger. This is a movie that demonstrates how our emotions can impact and sometimes betray us. The film is voiced by amazing character actors such as Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and Lewis Black. This is a must see for the young and young at heart.

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New on DVD: Jurassic World

Posted on October 30, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , |

jurworldIt’s 20 years after the park first opened and scientists have created a genetic hybrid. Jurassic World brings us another action packed film starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas-Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio.

If you need a recap of the series put Jurassic Park or Jurassic Park: The Lost World on hold.

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New on DVD: Based on the Book

Posted on October 16, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , |

Check out these two new series on DVD that are based on recently published books.

Place one on hold today!

olivekitteridgeOlive Kitteridge

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Stout. The series follows the adult life of Olive Kitteridge (played by Frances McDormand) . It is a deep and personal character study with superb performances.


casualvacancyThe Casual Vacancy

Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. The series follows a number of interwoven storylines following the death of a local political figure.

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Sweater Weather Flicks

Posted on October 2, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

These movies are the perfect choice to cuddly up with on a cold fall evening. Consider this your daily dose of digital hot chocolate.

Philomena

philomena

Jane Austen Book Club

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Pay It Forward

payitforward

Freedom Writers

freedomwriters

Fairfield Road

fairfield

The Notebook

notebook

When Harry Met Sally

whenharrymetsally

Good Will Hunting

good will hunting

You’ve Got Mail

youvegotmail

The Lake House

lake house

St. Elmo’s Fire

st elmos fire

Hannah and Her Sisters

hannah

Garden State

garden state

Dan in Real Life

dan in real life

Stepmom

stepmom

Fly Away Home

fly away home

Rudy

rudy

Cowgirls n’ Angels

cowgirls n angels

Pride and Prejudice

pride prejudice

Cross Creek

cross creek

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New on DVD: Cinderella

Posted on September 25, 2015. Filed under: Library News |

cinderellaBased on the classic fairy tale, this live action puts a new twist on the beloved story. The film stars Lily James (from Downton Abbey), Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. This is a visually stunning reinterpretation of Disney’s classic version of Cinderella and weaves in some traditional elements from the original fairy tale. This is a must see for fans of the original.

Place a hold on the DVD or BluRay today!

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New on DVD: Boychoir

Posted on September 18, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , |

boychoirThe film Boychoir follows the story of Stet, an angry young boy who is forced to attend a Boy Choir school after the death of his mother leaves him an orphan. He is challenged by the school’s choir master who recognizes the boy’s talent. The film stars Dustin Hoffman and new comer Garrett Wareing. This film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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