Re: Just Desserts for the desert island

Marc Sober 396-4616 (
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 20:43:29 -0700 (PDT)

Ilha dos Flores is available from First Run/Icarus as "Isle of Flowers."
It showed at Sundance in 1991.

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On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Gary Handman wrote:

> Thanks for the recommendations, Lori! I've added them (except for Ilha dos
> Flores, which doesn't turn up for sale anywhere)
> Merci!
> At 03:47 PM 04/11/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >As I figured many of my favorites like "Visions of Light" showed up in
> other lists here are a few that no one has mentioned yet as far as I could
> tell..
> >
> >The Man who Planted Trees- animation beautiful story beautifully done
> >
> >Martha and Ethel- Jill Johnstone dir. These two gals decide to film a
> documentary about their "nannies" that they had while growing up. Martha
> and Ethel are the nannies. Great commentary about immigrants, family
> social infrastructure in the 50s and 60s and a myriad of other issues.
> >
> >Ilha dos Flores (Island of Flowers)- Brazilian movie/doc. that was at
> Sundance a year ago (?) Satirical look at the food chain, ecology/poverty
> issues. Short but drives the point home.
> >
> >Now for some light titles (you guys are too serious!! not a comedy on
> the list!!)
> >
> >All the Great Operas in 10 minutes- as a voice music major undergrad I
> thought this was a great introduction to opera and will dispell all of
> those awful myths like opera is boring and loud and nothing exciting ever
> happens. This film includes a body count no less!!
> >
> >Gizmo- I am afraid this one might be out of print... but it has old film
> clips of the craziest inventions known to man like the automated spaghetti
> fork, windshield wipers for you glasses, and a talking grandfather clock
> that tells your daughter's date that its time to hit the road. You set the
> time. These are the same clips Minitlube used in their commercials.
> >
> >And last but certainly not least...
> >
> >Buster Keaton: A hard Act to Follow- because I am a "dyed in the wool
> true blue" Buster Keaton fan and you asked what I would take with me.
> This chronicles Keaton's life and is loaded with film clips. It helps you
> gain an appreciation for his artistry as a comedian, actor, and director,
> as well as those he worked with, and a feel for the industry during the
> period.
> >
> >Have a fun one!
> >
> >Lori Stevens
> >Media Librarian
> >Utah Valley State College Library
> >800 W. University Parkway
> >Orem, Utah 84058
> >1.801.764.7421
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
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