Re: [Videolib] NAATA & Fox

John Muller (john.muller@SONOMA.EDU)
Thu, 03 Jul 2003 16:04:04 -0700

Gary,

I believe that you are seriously onto something here...

Visibility is at the center of the issue here. I'm not so sure about other
cable providers, but I noticed over the course of the last few weeks a great
many many promotional spots for FMC's "Charlie Chan World Tour" airing on
Comcast. The Fox Chan films have aired in recent years on American Movie
Classics with little to no fanfare or outcry. What is different this time?

I maintain it was the high visibility and heavy advertising of the FMC
showings.

Is it possible that News Corporation is using NAATA to advance publicity?
I'm not suggesting that FMC and NAATA are in "cahoots" with each other, just
that News Corporation may exploit NAATA's initial appeal to stir up outrage
and ink.

Am I the only one struck by how quickly FMC caved on this issue? This is
what makes me suspicious. How soon before they reverse themselves and beat
the drum even louder? Sure would go a long way to help recoup the expense of
the restorations on these titles. Or so it would seem to me...

--
John F. Müller
Sonoma State University Library
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on 7/3/03 11:37 AM, Christopher Lewis at clewis@american.edu wrote:

> > Gary, > > Despite the continuing lively debate on the list, I still feel that NAATA > made a mistake. Amidst the summer doldrums, they were probably casting > around for something to do and carelessly jumped on this issue. Add me to > your list. > > > Christopher Lewis > Media Librarian/Humanities Collection Manager > American University Library > 202.885.3257 > AIM: congolene > > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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