Friday, July 06, 2007

650 _7 |a Clergy impersonaters |z Italy |v Drama. |2 Fobheadings

(That title is for you, Katya. I don't think anyone else will get it.)

Today I cataloged a video of an Italian movie called Acqua e Sapone. It's about a janitor who poses as the priest who has been hired to teach a beautiful fashion model. I was having a hard time deciding on a Library of Congress Subject Heading to capture the idea of posing as a priest--I had Impersonation, False personation, and Impostors and imposture to choose from, but I was disappointed not to find a heading specifically referring to the act of impersonating a clergy person, as this seems to be a common theme in film. Off the top of my head, I can think of a handful of others:
  • Sister Act and Sister Act II, where Whoopi Goldberg plays a showgirl posing as a nun.
  • We're No Angels, where Robert DeNiro and Sean Penn play criminals posing as priests.
  • Nuns on the Run, where Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane play criminals posing as nuns.
  • Suits on the Loose, where Brandon Beemer and Ty Hodges play criminals posing as Mormon missionaries.
Surely there are others? Maybe if I get enough titles, I'll convince my supervisor to submit a new heading to LCSH.


Bewitched Librarian said...

You know your a librarian when...
-You abbreviate "Library of Congress Subject Headings".
-You know what a subject heading is.
-You have dreams of creating new subject headings.
-You are turned on by the order and formation of information.

Bryce's Ramblings said...

Well, Pee Wee Herman is a nun for a little bit in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Mary Poppins pretends to be a nun in Sound of Music, in "Change of Habit," Mary Tyler Moore is an incognito nun trying to keep an eye on Elvis" . . . you might be on to something here. ;-)

(and I got your title, too)