Re: CDL-CORE LIST OF FILMS AVAILABLE?

John Holland (jholland@chipublib.org)
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 07:22:05 -0700 (PDT)

British Film Institute.

Suzanne Colligan wrote:

> 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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