Re: Fwd: BBC Questionnaire

Marcia M. Parsons (marcia@mail.utexas.edu)
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 12:39:25 -0700 (PDT)

What about a dance and/or theatre package???
Marcia

At 08:27 AM 9/25/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Hullo all. Normally, this kind of thing should be posted to videonews, but
>I think it's interesting enough to warrant putting up on the "big list"...
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>The prospect of resuscitating older BBC stuff is pretty cool...
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>gary handman
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>>Subject: BBC Questionnaire
>>From: tom carver <tomcarver@mindspring.com>
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>>Hi Gary,
>>
>>Here is the email on this concept that we spoke about. I would be very
>>grateful if you could circulate among the Video Roundtable. They can email
>>their responses to me at tomcarver@mindspring.com
>>
>>Many thanks for your help in this.
>>
>>
>>BBC PROPOSAL
>>
>>The BBC is proposing to package and market the best of its documentary
>>archives in a thematic form.
>>
>>Each package would contain 10-15 of the BBC¹s most important documentaries
>>on a common theme.
>>
>>The price for a single package would be at a steep discount to what it would
>>cost to buy each of the documentary titles individually.
>>
>>You can find an example of the titles (totally more than 20 hours of video)
>>that would be included in a English Literature package at the bottom of this
>>email.
>>
>>6 Questions:
>>
>>1. Would you be interested in buying this kind of multi-title package
>>focused on a single theme?
>>
>>2. Please indicate which of the following areas you might be interested in
>>buying (yes or no):
>>
>>… English Literature
>>… Western Art
>>… Business Ethics
>>… Global Terrorism
>>… America Abroad: American Foreign Policy in 20c
>>… Globalization
>>… Middle East
>>… China
>>
>>3. The expected price is around $500 per package. Would you be likely to buy
>>more packages if they were priced at $100 instead? (please indicate if you
>>are representing a Public Library)
>>
>>4. Would you prefer to receive the material on DVD or VHS?
>>
>>5. Are there any particular BBC titles you would like to see included in the
>>offerings?
>>
>>6. Are there any BBC films which you would like to buy at the moment but
>>cannot get through the normal distribution channels?
>>
>>
>>THE ENGLISH LITERATURE PACKAGE:
>>
>>Last Journey of John Keats
>>(Omnibus)
>>Date : 1995
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>In 1820, John Keats, one of England's finest poets, was advised by doctors
>>to travel to Italy for the healthier climate - he was dying of tuberculosis.
>>In this programme, Keats' biographer, Andrew Motion, retraces the poet's
>>tortuous trip to Naples and Rome, where he died aged only 25. Extracts from
>>poems and letters written by Keats create a realistic portrait of a young
>>man of ideas and passion.
>>
>>Byron: A Personal Tour
>>Date : 1981
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 90 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>The lifes and loves of Lord Byron are traced in this compelling dramatised
>>documentary presented by Author Frederick Raphael. Whilst his outrageous
>>lifestyle shocked contemporary society, Byron's poetry, although criticised
>>on moral grounds, was immensely popular. Shot in many beautiful locations
>>associated with Byron, the programme concentrates particularly on the middle
>>years of his career, his marriage and its subsequent collapse, his exile and
>>death in Greece, where he is still venerated as a national hero.
>>
>>Charlotte Bronte Unmasked
>>(Bookmark)
>>Date : 1995
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre, was thought to have gone to her grave
>>unphotographed, but in recent years photographs allegedly of her have
>>appeared. The new image of a formidable woman is far removed from the
>>romantic figure of the biographies. This programme goes in search of the
>>real woman behind the disputed image.
>>
>>Stevenson's Travels
>>(Omnibus)
>>Date : 1994
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 2 x Video )
>>
>>In his books Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll
>>and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson created the popular classics of his day.
>>Omnibus celebrates the life and work of the first great screenwriter -
>>Stevenson.
>>
>>Jane Austen, Presumption
>>(Omnibus)
>>Date : 1995
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>This comprehensive biography of Jane Austen, the first indisputable genius
>>of the English novel, visits the gracious stately home of her brothers, the
>>ballrooms of her friends and the beach at Sidmouth where she fell in love.
>>
>>If - A Film About Rudyard Kipling
>>(Omnibus)
>>Date : 1997
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>No modern childhood is complete without the likes of Mowgli, Bagheera and
>>Sher Khan, creations of Rudyard Kipling in his best-selling classic The
>>Jungle Book. Omnibus follows the intriguing story of his lost novel of India
>>and one of the most misunderstood writers of the 20th century. Mace Richards
>>visits the beautiful country home Kipling once lived in, and picks up a few
>>clues about his first novel, Mathor Maturin, a work that did not seem to
>>exist in the author's published canon.
>>
>>Nightmare - The Birth of Horror
>>Date : 1996
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 4 x Video )
>>
>>This series, written and presented by award-winning broadcaster Professor
>>Christopher Frayling, investigates the true origins of our favourite gothic
>>novels. These best-selling books have thrived in industriessuch as film,
>>stage-production, television, comics, advertising and toys, but just how
>>much have the original works been altered since their conception to how they
>>are represented today? 1) Frankenstein 2) Dracula 3) Jekyll and Hyde 4) The
>>Hound of the Baskervilles
>>
>>One Man's History: Orwell's Animal Farm
>>Date : 1975
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 30 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>Why did Orwell write an animal fantasy? This programme explains that he
>>wanted to write a history of Russia from 1917 - 1940 in simple terms. To do
>>this he chose to use an allegory, using animals for the main protagonists.
>>The programme uses extracts from the animated film version of 'Animal Farm'
>>and archive footage and stills of the Russian Revolution and World War II to
>>illustrate Orwell's analogies.
>>
>>Ploughboy of the Western World, The
>>(Omnibus)
>>Date : 1996
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 1 x Video )
>>
>>To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Robert Burns, this video
>>explores the life and work of one of Britain's most radical songwriters and
>>poets, uncovering what are claimed to be unattributed Burns poems.
>>
>>Samuel Beckett - As the Story was Told
>>(Bookmark)
>>Date : 1996
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 55 mins ( 2 x Video )
>>
>>The veil of secrecy surrounding one of this century's most famous and
>>original writers is lifted in this unique insight into the world of Samuel
>>Beckett. Manuscripts of his most famous works, a series of previously
>>unpublished letters and remarkable photographs contribute to making this
>>programme an intimate portrait of a dramatic and original writer.
>>
>>Great Writers of the Twentieth Century
>>Date : 1997
>>Certificate : Uc
>>Episode Length : 50 mins ( 25 x Video )
>>
>>A series of accessible profiles on the giants of twentieth century fiction,
>>featuring unique, in-depth insights into their lives and work from close
>>relatives, friends and world class experts. Using extensive archive footage
>>this series is both educational and historical.
>>
>>1) DH Lawrence
>>2) Virginia Woolf
>>3) F Scott Fitzgerald
>>4) James Joyce
>>5) Ernest Hemingway
>>6) William Burroughs
>>7) Bertolt Brecht
>>8) George Orwell
>>9) Graham Greene
>>10) Dylan Thomas
>>11) HG Wells
>>12) Raymond Chandler
>>13) Robert Graves
>>14) Angela Carter
>>15) James Baldwin
>>16) Raymond Carver
>>17) Norman Mailer
>>18) Alexander Solzhenitsyn
>>19) William Golding
>>20) VS Naipaul
>>21) Vladimir Nabokov
>>22) Evelyn Waugh
>>23) Aldous Huxley
>>24) Primo Levi
>>25) EM Forster
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>Gary Handman
>Director
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC