Re: Spanish Videos

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 12 Sep 2002 08:56:43 -0700 (PDT)

Some interesting hard data:

Uncle Vanya (Olivier)
Insight: $139.00
FACETS $59.95

Federico García Lorca: The House of Bernarda
Alba
Insight: $179.00
Films for the Humanities: $159.95

Joseph Chaikin and the Open Theater:
Insight: $139.00
FACETS: $89.95

As You Like It (Olivier):
Insight: $99.00
FACETS : 24.95 (VHS) 24.99 (DVD)
AMAZON: DVD $22.49

The Making of Miss Saigon
Insight: $79.00
FACETS: $19.98

Roots of Rhythm
Insight: $109.00
FACETS: 39.95 (VHS) 29.95 (DVD)

..and on an on

At 07:01 AM 9/12/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I've been thinking of writing in on the topic of Insight Media but have
>held my tongue (or, rather, fingers) until now. I feel the need to express
>a HUGE concern regarding Insight Media.
>
>Just this month alone, I have managed to order "Insight Media" titles from
>other sources (typically their original source) for a total of $580
>compared to the $1055 I would have had to spend ordering from
>Insight. They send out nicely packaged, subject-specific brochures, which
>profs love because they don't have to fight their way through a huge
>catalog, but I've decided NEVER to order a title from IM w/o looking
>elsewhere first. Occasionally the title has been reworked slightly (as in
>Design of the Modern TheatER vs. Design of the Modern TheatRE), but they're
>usually out there.
>
>Caveat emptor!!
>
>Susan at Wabash College
>
>At 06:50 AM 9/12/02 -0700, you wrote:
> >Insight Media has a sizeable collection of materials on Spain and Spanish
> >literature. I would be happy to send you a catalogue. You can also check
> >our webpage at www.insight-media.com and click on the Foreign Language page.
> >
> >Elana Joffe
> >Insight Media, Inc.
> >
> >At 09:40 AM 9/12/02, you wrote:
> > > Does anyone know of any particularly good videos and their sources in
> > > English or Spanish dealing with the history of Spain, Medieval Spain, or
> > > about Don Quixote, or Lazarillo de Tormes. I'm also interested in media
> > > distribution sources (paper catalog or web based catalog) that deal with
> > > Spanish topics in general (preferably Iberian peninsula Spain not Latin
> > > American) in Spanish or English.
> > > I've already looked at Facets' Spanish Video Catalog.
> > > Please post your responses to the list. Thank you for your help. We
> > > have new Spanish instructors and they are looking for new materials.
> > >
> > >
> > >Dave Ofiara
> > >
> > >Media Librarian
> > >
> > >Adirondack
> > >
> > >Community College
> > >
> > >Queensbury, N.Y.l
> >
> >Elana B. Joffe
> >Insight Media, Inc.
> >2162 Broadway
> >New York, NY 10024
> >(212) 721-6316 x103
> >(917) 441-3194 Fax
> >elana@insight-media.com
>
>Susan Albrecht
>Acquisitions Coordinator
>Wabash College Lilly Library
>Crawfordsville, IN
>x6216
>albrechs@wabash.edu
>
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>"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."--Neil Peart
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC