Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Movie Break: Steampunk in the Theater

Want a quick, easy way to introduce your teens to the idea of the Steampunk genre?  Show a movie!  There has been a plethora of movies that have embraced steampunk, and the following can serve as an introduction into the genre.  Pair them as a movie festival with a book display, and get interest in the genre- check and see if you have a steampunk affectionado club in the area, and if they'll appear and give pointers on dress, as well.

Have a favorite that's not on my list?  Share it in the comments below!

Note:  All movies listed below are covered under Movie Licensing USA's public performance rights.  If you do not use Movie Licensing USA, or do not have an umbrella license, please find movies that are in the public domain.  Do not get in trouble with the various government officials and possibly loose your job.

Special Note:  All titles suggested are rated PG-13 and under.  While the MPAA rates are guidelines, most teen programs are for teens under 18, and as such teen specialists are not permitted by directors or system guidelines to show movies above that rating.



The Brothers Grimm- obviously book based, right?

Hellboy & Hellboy 2: The Golden Army- based on the graphic novels

Coraline- based on the book by Neil Gaiman

The Prestige

Stardust (2007)- also based on the book by Neil Gaiman

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

The Time Machine (2002)- based off the classic

Wild Wild West

Sherlock Holmes & Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Van Helsing- loosely based on Dracula but more importantly off of the graphic novels

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