Re: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 07:56:13 PDT

That's the Abel Gance, J'accuse...not the same as the Jose Ferrer. The
former is an anti-war piece (and quite powerful); the latter is MGM's take
on the Dreyfus affair.

gary handman

> I bought a copy of J'Accuse from Amazon several months back:
> http://www.amazon.com/JAccuse-Marise-Dauvray/dp/B0018BYNY4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1245682362&sr=1-1
>
> Kathy Olsen
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> From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu
> [mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Marilyn Huntley
> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 10:40 AM
> To: Videolib
> Subject: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?
>
> Hello all,
> A professor has asked me to find a source for a 1958 MGM film called "I
> Accuse." Jose Ferrer directed and starred in it. (Actually, what she asked
> for was "J'Accuse" from the 1950's, with Mel Ferrer. There is no such
> beast.)
>
> According to WorldCat, only one library has a VHS tape, and the UCLA Film
> & Television Archive has a film. This is a pretty good clue that there has
> not been a legitimate DVD release. Would you believe that Robert's Hard to
> Find Videos, of Saskatoon, is offering to sell a DVD-R of this movie in
> plain packaging for $19.95? My conclusion: I should not recommend Robert's
> to our library acquisitions folks as a purchase source!
>
> I found that Swank Motion Pictures has non-theatrical distribution rights,
> but they do not have a print.
>
> I think it's not likely that anyone will be able to tell me of a
> legitimate source, but I'd be glad to hear from you if you can. Thanks in
> advance for any responses.
> Marilyn Huntley
>
>
>
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>
> Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
> Scheduling, rentals, licensing & previews
> A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
> Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
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> e-mail mhuntley@hamilton.edu<mailto:mhuntley@hamilton.edu>
> 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.
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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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.
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