Re: [Videolib] 35mm Rentals Question

Karen Baxter (
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:11:46 -0800

I apologize for the brevity of my response, but am in the throes of the
beginning semester rush. Film rentals do not come out of my library
budget lines. I do purchase DVDs for our film faculty. Thank you for
your time and information.
all the best,
Karen Baxter

Bergman, Barbara J wrote:
> Um, I'm going to ask the obvious here and say:
> What does he have against DVD? My film profs were perfectly happy to
> change over to DVD (which was not the case with VHS).
> Especially when I explained that I can buy a whole lotta $20 DVDs
> instead of one $300 rental...
> Barb Bergman | Media Services Librarian | Minnesota State
> University-Mankato | (507) 389-5945 |
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Karen Baxter
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 3:26 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Videolib] 35mm Rentals Question
> Hello Videolib,
> I have a question that I hope the collective wisdom and experience of
> this group can help answer. Our Film Services manager and I have been
> unable to locate the companies that have the distribution rights and can
> provide educational rentals for the following westerns. She has
> exhausted all of her regular sources. One of our Film / Video School
> faculty is teaching a History of the Western course this semester and
> wanted to rent 35mm films to show to his class. He is most interested
> in "Johnny Guitar", directed by Nicholas Ray.
> Can anyone help and point us in the direction we need to go? Or is this
> a hopeless endeavor?
> JOHNNY GUITAR - Nicholas Ray (1954) on 35mm
> THE SEARCHERS - John Ford (1956) on 35mm
> THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE- John Ford (1962) on 35mm
> SEVEN MEN FROM NOW - Budd Boetticher (1959)
> MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER - Robert Altman (1971)
> RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY - Sam Peckinpah (1969)
> Thank you so much!
> Karen Baxter

Karen Baxter
Visual Arts Librarian
California Institute of the Arts
Library and Information Resources
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2397
661 253-7880
661 254-4561 fax

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