Re: Conceiving Ada

Randy Pitman (vidlib@videolibrarian.com)
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 14:18:25 -0700 (PDT)

The $89.98 VHS price on "Conceiving Ada" is not PPR, just general rental
price. However, although not officially announced, the video is being
re-priced on VHS for $19.98 on Oct. 3.

Randy Pitman
Publisher/Editor
Video Librarian
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Seabeck, WA 98380
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----- Original Message -----
From: M. Dew <mdew@post.cis.smu.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Conceiving Ada

> I wonder if the Winstar price is due to its having the PPR?
> I bought the DVD for our collection from Baker & Taylor.
> -margaret
> SMU-CMIT
>
>
> > 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. Amazon.com 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.)"
>