RE: [Videolib] Women's Issues / Gender in Contemporary Japanese Film

Blaine Waterman (bwaterman@sfpl.org)
Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:28:24 -0700

TAMPOPO?

Blaine Waterman
AV Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415)557-4461
bwaterman@sfpl.org

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Meghann
Matwichuk
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:48 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Women's Issues / Gender in Contemporary Japanese
Film

Yes, Gary -- thanks for the opportunity to clarify. She is only
interested in feature films.

I'm really suprised at what a stumper this has become -- I submitted
this query to H-FILM awhile back and haven't gotten a single response!

Thanks,
Meghann

Gary Handman wrote:

> You're just considering cinema and not docs, right?
>
> Gary
>
> At 06:17 AM 6/1/2006, you wrote:
>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I have been asked by one of our Women's Studies professors to help in

>> finding a Japanese film to show for a class that would fit the theme
>> of women's issues in international film. I've mentioned a number of
>> classic titles to her, such as Mizoguchi and some of Ozu's works, but

>> she's focusing more on recently made films and doesn't think those
>> will hold students' interest (this is a non-film studies course).
>> I've come up with a short list but all have women's and gender issues

>> as a very tangential theme and will not likely meet her needs. We've
>> tried /Fear and Trembling/ and a few other more recent titles, but no

>> luck. I'm waiting on a copy of /Yurisai/. Any suggestions in this
>> area would be helpful. If we can't find something accessible in
>> Japanese cinema, I would like to recommend some other Asian cinema
>> titles so any suggestions in those areas would be helpful as well.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> ******************************
>> Meghann R. Matwichuk, M.S.
>> Assistant Librarian
>> Instructional Media Department
>> Morris Library, University of Delaware
>> 181 S. College Ave.
>> Newark, DE 19717
>> (302) 831-1475
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>
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> *****
>
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libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
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of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
producers and distributors.

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.