Re: The Desert Island Video Core List

Helene Hertzlinger (
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 15:50:34 -0700 (PDT)

1)Arguing the World
2)A Brief History of Time
3)Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds
4)High Fidelity (Adventures of the Guarneri String
5)Sherman's March
6)Small Wonders
7)The Sorrow and the Pity
8)The Thin Blue Line
9)The Unanswered Question:6 Talks at Harvard by
Leonard Bernstein
10)Who Are the Debolts?

-- Helene Hertzlinger
A-V Librarian
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library
1125 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557

--- Gary Handman <>
> Hello All! (I was gonna say hello
> on...)
> 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 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.
> Onward!
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer
> -- Teletheory)

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