Re: video selection policy

LeeAnne Krause (
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 09:47:47 -0700 (PDT)

I agree, the "Oscar" winners is not the best criteria for choosing the "best" films, because some years, such as 1939, were better than, say, 1963. If, however, your director wants some objective way of choosing classic films, then you can use the AFI 100 list, instead. IMHO, it's a much better indicator, even though there's much debate over that list, too.

As to policy, we buy what our patrons say they NEED, be it #1 on the AFI list, or something that I wouldn't be caught dead watching!

LeeAnne Krause
U. of South Carolina Film Library

>>> 06/30/00 12:27PM >>>
Does anyone have one written out somewhere?

Here's why I ask: my director wants only "major award winning films." This
is probably one of the dumbest criteria for selecting movies and I would
like some literature to help me make my case. Everytime I think about it I
get mad.

Help me, oh giant media brains! Feedback, please.

Ellen Druda
Media Librarian
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Dix Hills, NY