Re: [Videolib] Murder on a Sunday Morning

Randy Pitman (
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 17:56:23 -0700

John's right, and just as most people wouldn't dream of picking up
Steinbeck's "East of Eden" to read, a push from Oprah provides that
much-needed context. I still think it would be wonderful if video librarians
could rally together to create something like a national documentary club
(like Oprah, only on a wee bit smaller scale, dedicated to screening and/or
discussing great documentaries).

The VRT Notable Videos for Adults is a great starting place; if only we
could promote some of the titles through a venue like a library film club.

And, I think, the time is right: our local arts theater has
shown--consecutively in the past three weeks--"Spellbound," "Winged
Migration," and "Capturing the Friedmans." I have never, *never* seen any
non-metropolitan movie theater run three documentaries in a row.

And, Jessica, on "The Homecoming": you know who does stand-up in Hell don't
you? Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, and Eugene Ionesco are the
headliners...every night, all night.



Randy Pitman
Video Librarian
8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
Seabeck, WA 98380
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Subject: [Videolib] Murder on a Sunday Morning

> Jessica....great recommendation. I am saddened every time I see "Murder
on a Sunday Morning" not checked out at our local video store. What an
amazing document! "The Revolution will not be Televised" is equally lucky
in tackling it subject and impressive in its achievement.
> John Sinno
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