Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Case Study No. 0294: Mr. Coreander

The NeverEnding Story III part 1/9
after many requests, I uploaded the full movie but I still prefer my version of "only Jack Black scenes" hehehe XD
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[in the fantasy world of Fantasia, the Old Man of Wandering Mountain is standing in a cave of ice and reading from a large book]
OLD MAN: "There will be a day when the writing stylus will start to act strangely, making it increasingly difficult to record the Neverending Story. This is a sign that the Nasty is on the way, an evil force that first takes hold in young humans when they turn away from books and reading. To stop the Nasty, even temporarily, would require a special young human, a voracious reader of great imagination and extraordinary courage."
[cut to the real world, as young Bastian Bux is running all through his high school, trying to escape a group of bullies known as the Nasties]
[he eventually runs into the school library and hides, as the Nasties go right past the door and continue running down the hallway]
NASTIES: Woo! Get 'im!
[Bastian slowly checks to make sure they are gone, when he hears a voice coming from the stacks]
MR. COREANDER: [from off camera] Books listed according to the Dewey Decimal System. Check the card catalo--
[the elderly male librarian pokes his head out from amongst the stacks in annoyance]
[Bastian looks at him in confusion, as the librarian climbs down the ladder he was on and angrily walks up to him]
MR. COREANDER: I'll do the shushing around here, young man! Shushing is the job of the librarian, and not some snotty little kid with hair that looks like the rear end of a porcupine!
BASTIAN: Mister Coreander? Mister Coreander, don't you remember me? Bastian! Bastian Balthazar Bux!
MR. COREANDER: Bastian? But, what in the world happened to you?
BASTIAN: It's ... sorta hard to explain.
MR. COREANDER: I see. Well, why so far from home? Not playing hooky from school, are we?
BASTIAN: No, we moved. This is my new school ... unfortunately.
[he cautiously looks towards the door again]
MR. COREANDER: I see. Well, you can stay here 'til the bell rings, but no longer. Don't wanna be late on your first day ...
[Mr. Coreander goes to reshelve a book, when something catches Bastian's eye]
BASTIAN: "Treasure Island" ...
[he takes the book off the shelf]
BASTIAN: I remember this from your store. Are the rest of these from there too?
[he continues browsing through the shelf, when he pulls out a very old-looking book]
BASTIAN: "The Neverending Story!"
[Mr. Coreander gives him a stern look]
MR. COREANDER: That is strictly a reference book from now on, and must not be taken from the library under any circumstances.
[he flips through the pages]
BASTIAN: It keeps going ...
MR. COREANDER: Well, of course it keeps going. Every move you make is part of your story ... Remember that the next time you pick your nose!
[he laughs and then heads for the front desk]
MR. COREANDER: Off to get more inventory from the car. Remember, late first day, pay pay pay!
[he leaves, as Bastian continues reading the "Neverending Story"]


From earthlink.net:


MacDonald, Peter (Director). The Neverending Story III: Escape From Fantasia. Germany: Cinevox, 1994.

Starring: Freddie Jones (Mr. Coreander, Librarian); Jason James Richter (Bastian Bux); Jack Black (Slip, Leader of the Nasties)

Mr. Coreander, former bookshop owner, is now librarian at Bastian's new school, where he's transferred his stock (!), including The Neverending Story (held in Reference and absolutely forbidden to leave the building, right). When chased by the Nasties (Jack Black is sooo young!), Bastian hides in the library ("the" place to find shelter in cinema-land), where he once again escapes into the book. When the Nasties find the book and access all its real-time information, they have dominion over both Fantasia and the real world ... until Bastian enlists help from his new step-sister and a gang of Jim Hensen creations that make H.R. Pufnstuf seem high-tech. An alarmingly bad movie, but with great themes dealing with the importance and power of reading.

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