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

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 12:07:10 PDT

Hi all

If it's Dreyfus the prof is interested in specifically, he (or she) may be
interested in the fascinating early film dramatizations of the Dreyfus
Affair contained in the collection Georges Mlis, First Wizard of Cinema:

A collection of rare and rediscovered original films by Georges Mlis.
This disc contains films produced in 1899 including 9 films on the Dreyfus
affair. Melies, a successful magician, began investigating film as a
medium of trickery in 1896. Contents: L'affaire Dreyfus, la dictee du
bordereau = Dreyfus court martial, the arrest of Dreyfus (1:07) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, a l'ile du diable = Dreyfus: Devil's Island, within the
palisade (1:04) -- L'affaire Dreyfus, mise aux fers de Dreyfus = Dreyfus
put in irons (1:05) -- L'affaire Dreyfus, suicide du Colonel Henry =
Dreyfus: suicide of Colonel Henry (1:07) -- L'affaire Dreyfus,
debarquement  Quiberon = Landing of Dreyfus at Quiberon (0:57 min.) --
L'affaire Dreyfus, entrevue de Dreyfus et de sa femme  Rennes = Dreyfus
meets his wife at Rennes (1:04) -- L'affaire Dreyfus, attentat contre
Maitre Labori = Dreyfus: the attempt against the life of Maitre Labori
(1:01) -- L'affaire Dreyfus, bagarre entre journalistes = Dreyfus: the
fight of reporters (1:07 ) -- L'affaire Dreyfus, Le conseil de guerre en
seance  Rennes = Dreyfus: the court martial at Rennes

gary handman

> Thanks, Jessica! I'll forward your suggestions to the prof.
> Marilyn
>
>
>
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> Subject: Re: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?
> Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:57:23 -0400
> From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
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>
>
> Well other than reminding the prof that every film ever made is has not
> been released on VHS or DVD you are probably out of luck. You can tell
> them to
> e mail Warner Bros to suggest it for their special line of DVD-R
> releases but I would not hold my breath. It does show up a couple times
> a year on TCM so
> if they just need to watch it for themselves it should come up
> eventually. Also two suggestions for films covering at least part of the
> same topic and
> pretty good, the TV Film Prisoner of Honor with Richard Dreyfuss and
> The Life of Emile Zola. Both deal with the Dreyfuss affair but from the
> perspective of
> people other than Dreyfuss himself. Both are out on DVD.
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu
> <mailto:mhuntley@hamilton.edu>> wrote:
>
> 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
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> 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
> Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
> 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.
>
>
>
> --
>
> 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
> Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
> e-mail 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
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
--Francois Truffaut

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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