Re: OT but fun

Gregory Callahan (
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 12:26:01 -0700 (PDT)

My favorite was my wife's grandmother who referred a children's film of a few years back as "The Indian In the Closet."

>From: Jessica Rosner
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: OT but fun
>Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 10:39:24 -0700 (PDT)
>Not being a librarian the "EL" Norte problem stuck me as funny but than
>it is even weirder with film prints. Our depots are CONSTANTLY misplacing
>the 35mm prints of "M" because they can't seem to figure out what it is
>Some of the title listing are hilariously mangled, my personal favorite
>was a missing print of UGETSU which was found YEARS later under the
>title " GOOD MORNING UGETSU" ( probably a weird combination of another
>Japanese film title) but the all time best title confusion story came to me
>recently from the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver. As you know Canada
>has VERY strict anti- pornography laws and a print we sent them of "8 1/2"
>got stopped at the border last year. As with most 35mm films the title
>appears on the side and the customs people thought it meant 8 1/2 INCHES
>and that it was a porn film. The Cinematheque straightened it out and it is
>nice to know that the Canadian Border people can let in terrorists but are
>ever vigilant on Fellini films.
>Jessica Rosner
>Kino International
>333 W 39th St. 503
>NY NY 10018

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