RE: Viva Zapata

Darryl Wiggers (
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 08:07:47 -0700 (PDT)

Viva Zapata is lucky. At least it had a video release. Fox (the distributor)
still hasn't gotten around to releasing Visconti's The Leopard. Anyway, Viva
is still available in the U.K. but, generally, 50-year-old films are not
high on the priority lists of major film companies. Viva Zapata is only one
of about a million titles that is suffering the effects of a dying audience
(literally). In the coming years you can expect the focus for re-issues will
be concentrated on titles that appeared on the AFI Top 100 list from a few
years ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew D. Zirkle []
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 10:38 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Viva Zapata

Does anyone know the particulars of why Elia Kazan's "Viva Zapata!" (1952)
is no longer available on video? Legal? Lack of interest/intiative?

Matthew D. Zirkle
Adult Services Librarian
Waterford Township Public Library
(248) 618-7679