Re: The Desert Island Video Core List

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 16:29:46 -0700 (PDT)

Helene...

I got all of your titles except Small Wonders. Could you provide more
info... Distributor, description, etc.

thanks! Gary

At 03:50 PM 04/10/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>
>1)Arguing the World
>2)A Brief History of Time
>3)Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds
>4)High Fidelity (Adventures of the Guarneri String
>quartet)
>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 <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
>wrote:
>> Hello All! (I was gonna say hello slackers...read
>> 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:
>> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/corefinal.html
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Onward!
>> Gary Handman
>> Director
>> Media Resources Center
>> Moffitt Library
>> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
>> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>>
>> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer
>> -- Teletheory)
>>
>
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Gary Handman
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"Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)