Re: [Videolib] MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 20:56:42 -0400

ya but you guys only gave it 3 1/2 stars and while I agree that the
style is nothing special , this is great film and DESERVES four stars.
As for the unamed Kino film, it is a signicant story but a middling film.
Just wait till THE MAN WHO LAUGHS comes out, that is when I really get
defensive about reviews ( besides you don't like The Homecoming and I do)

Jessica
( who still thinks KISS ME DEADLY is the greatest film ever made
and is rooting for the CUBS who spend a whole 18 hours in first place
last week)

-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: "Randy Pitman" <vidlib@videolibrarian.com> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:46:56 -0700 > To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: [Videolib] MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING > > Like Jessica, I have no vested interest either in promoting "Murder on a > Sunday Morning," but it's one of our feature reviews this week (at > www.videolibrarian.com, scroll down to second screen) and is highly > recommended. (Of course, there *is* a lukewarm review of a Kino title right > below the "Murder" review, but don't read that :) > > Best, > > Randy > > Randy Pitman > Publisher/Editor > Video Librarian > 8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW > Seabeck, WA 98380 > Tel: (800) 692-2270; Fax: (360) 830-9346 > Email: vidlib@videolibrarian.com > Web: www.videolibrarian.com > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jessica Rosner" <jrosner@kino.com> > To: "videolib" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 4:46 PM > Subject: [Videolib] MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING > > >> Since I have NOTHING to do with the release of MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING >> which won the Oscar last year for best documentary , I feel safe posting >> an unsolicited rave to encourage EVERY library to get a copy. The film >> had basically no theatrical distribution as HBO which funded it put it >> straight to cable and I find a staggeringly small number of my friends > have >> ever heard of it and I would never have known about it had I not gotten >> free HBO the week after the Oscars when they premiered it. >> This film is remarkable for its story, more than anything special or >> unusual in the style which is staid. It is about a black teenager arrested >> in Florida for the murder of a white tourist and the Public defenders who >> take on his case. I have no idea how the director ( who is French) got >> tipped off that this was going to be one hell of a story but it is one >> the most intriguing films about race and the criminal justice system I > have >> ever seen. I believe it is a nice cheap video/dvd which you can get from >> the wholesaler of your choice but NO LIBRARY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT >> >> Jessica >> -- >> Jessica Rosner >> Kino International >> 333 W 39th St. 503 >> NY NY 10018 >> jrosner@kino.com >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Videolib mailing list >> Videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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