Re: Conceiving Ada

M. Dew (
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 12:30:06 -0700 (PDT)

I wonder if the Winstar price is due to its having the PPR?
I bought the DVD for our collection from Baker & Taylor.

> What a coincidence! I was just browsing through the Feb. 15, 2000 issue
> of "Library Journal" this afternoon, and came across "Conceiving Ada".
> (p.210) for $89. has the DVD for $22, and will have the vhs
> in October.
> --Jenny Strickland
> Ithaca College

> > F.Y.I.---
> >
> > "A dramatized biography of Lady Ada Lovelace (Tilda Swinton),
> > daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byro, and mathematics genius who
> > developed what became the world's first computer language 100 years
> > before computers. Based on her letters and published articles, Ada's
> > life story is told through a contemporary computer scientist named
> > Emmy Coer (Francesca Faridany) who is obsessed with devising a means
> > by which she can have an actual dialogue with the virtual Ada
> > trapped in her computer. With her mentor Sims (the late Timothy
> > Leary), by her side, Emmy invents a virtual memory retrieval code
> > that enables her to communicate with this 19th c. feminist icon,
> > whose sexuality and mathematics were truly ahead of her time...
> > Conceiving Ada is the first film ever to be produced on virtual sets,
> > a production process since used in Titanic and patented by Lynn
> > Hershman Leeson. (1997, 85 mins.)"