Re: CDL-CORE LIST OF FILMS AVAILABLE?

Suzanne Colligan (bibigalini@hotmail.com)
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 16:48:25 -0700 (PDT)

At the risk of sounding really dumb, what is BFI?

Suzanne Colligan
Librarian
Fiction/Audiovisual Department
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central
1 Lafayette Sq.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-7124

>From: Jessica Rosner <jrosner@kino.com>
>Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
>Subject: Re: CDL-CORE LIST OF FILMS AVAILABLE?
>Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 11:53:31 -0700 (PDT)
>
>For what is worth ( not much) in my opinion the best list of "great " films
>was produced by the BFI and published in Sight and Sound about the same
>time
>as the ridiculous AFI list
>It was an extraordinary list of 250 feature films from around the world
>that
>were
>considered "essentials" for film. However as the list was produced for
>purpose
>of trying to come up with a list of the most important films WITHOUT any
>intention to sell tapes ( unlike AFI and some others) many of the titles on
>the list are NOT available on VHS, DVD .
>
>Perhaps at another time we can discuss how curriculum will be screwed up
>and
>altered by being limited only to titles on Video/DVD.
>
>Jessica

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