[Videolib] Help finding BBC titles?

Margery May (mmay@wesleyan.edu)
Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:33:37 -0400

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Hi all,

Ah yes, a new academic year, and with it, desperate faculty needing films
which may not exist...

I've had one request for a video of a BBC documentary from the early 1970s,
"Ways of Seeing," which was produced by Michael Dibb. I emailed one of the
various BBC web sites & was told that it is not currently available.
WorldCat shows a couple of libraries owning it, possibly purchased from
Films Incorporated. I tried emailing a couple of the libraries, with no
reply yet. I don't find any sign of the continued existence of Films Inc.
SO---can anyone tell me where I can find a video (or ideally dvd) of Ways of
Seeing?

Next, I've had a request for two films, Killers Don't Cry and Killers Come
Back, which appear no the news.bbc.co.uk web site, under the "correspondent"
section, but whether the library actually can purchase them remains a
mystery. I've emailed for information, no response to date. Anyone know
where I can get them?

Many thanks for any assistance!

Margery

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Hi all,
 
Ah yes, a new academic year, and = with it,=20 desperate faculty needing films which may not exist...
 
I've had one request for a video = of a BBC=20 documentary from the early 1970s, "Ways of Seeing," which was produced = by=20 Michael Dibb.  I emailed one of the various BBC web sites & was = told=20 that it is not currently available.  WorldCat shows a couple of = libraries=20 owning it, possibly purchased from Films Incorporated.  I tried = emailing a=20 couple of the libraries, with no reply yet.  I don't find any sign = of the=20 continued existence of Films Inc.  SO---can anyone tell me where I = can find=20 a video (or ideally dvd) of Ways of Seeing?
 
Next, I've had a request for two = films,=20 Killers Don't Cry and Killers Come Back, which appear no the = news.bbc.co.uk web=20 site, under the "correspondent" section, but whether the library = actually can=20 purchase them remains a mystery.  I've emailed for information, no = response=20 to date.  Anyone know where I can get them?
 
Many thanks for any = assistance!

Margery
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