Lights! Camera! Action!
I was trying to find a way to put some of my bibliomysteries on display and realised that showing them one by one on film would be the best idea – quick, modern, and youth-friendly. Then my young, modern daughter said it would be boring and like a power point presentation.
I gently explained that a book lover would want to see an endless stream of old books. She calmly outlined her own views quite a few times and I then decided to do it her way. I’m glad I did, because when I was attempting to put the pictures into some sort of order the books began to tell their own story. Spooky! There were plenty of titles about authors dying, some deadly manuscripts and a female star on the dust jackets who just wouldn’t stay dead. Before too long it all fell into place and the rest was easy. It’s not the Book of The Film and it’s not The Film of The Books – it’s The Film BY The Books! Welcome to the first ever (?) narrative created just by the titles of real books.
Here it is…
I hope you like it. We had a lot of fun making it. My friend Steve Dowse did the music and it’s up on youtube. Each book is an old bibliomystery from my collection. I have plenty of other ones, and Part 2 : The Library of Death will be along soon.
The Antiquarian Book Company, 2018. First edition. Anti-Copywrite