-- Helene Hertzlinger
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library
Hewlett, NY 11557
--- Gary Handman <email@example.com>
> Hello All! (I was gonna say hello slackers...read
> I've gotta say, the response to my call for
> participants in developing the
> Great Video Core List was...uh...well, let us say a
> bit underwhelming.
> Does this say something about how busy we all are,
> how little good stuff is
> out there, how few of us there are...wha?
> Many thanks of you who have submitted
> recommendations so far (I'd like to
> think this is an on-going project). The attached
> represents the input of
> about five (count em'!) folks and a heavy larding of
> my own oddball input.
> The list as it stands is definitely quirky...where
> are those
> recommendations for kid vid? for how to's? Since I
> put in more than my 2
> cents, there's a definite bias toward costy indie
> stuff...I'd be a lot
> happier if we could make this thing more balanced.
> The list is posted at:
> It was an interesting exercise in putting this stuff
> together: really
> depressing to find out how many titles--including
> absolute staples--have
> gone out of distribution: Hearts and Minds! (yow!);
> Straight No Chaser
> (bio of jazzman Thelonious Monk); Carl Sagan's
> Cosmos series; James Burke's
> The Day the Universe Changed; and on an on...
> I had to scout around for distributors and current
> prices for many of these
> titles. I admit to having run outa steam...so for
> some inclusions, price
> info and other stuff may be missing.
> So: Let us all know what you think about the list.
> it's not too late to
> stand up and be counted... Send recommendations and
> I'll append them to
> this baby for a second release.
> Gary Handman
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer
> -- Teletheory)
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