Re: [Videolib] [Thanks: Re: Public domain? "A Page of Madness"]

From: Dennis Doros <milefilms@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Aug 19 2009 - 11:42:36 PDT

Oh my god, I'm just going to ramble on with more info. I should really
release this sucker so I won't have to keep all this info in my head. I had
forgotten that my other email friends, IN THE NURSERY did a very interesting
score for the film. You can hear it on their website at
http://www.inthenursery.com/discography1.html
You can contact ITN's Klive and Nigel Humberstone at
itn@itncorp.demon.co.uk and see what they are using for video. If they don't
respond, you can either join them on Facebook and send something on wall to
wall or you can email me privately and I'll see if I have something else for
them. Tell them that Dennis from Milestone sent you and that I shilled for
their CD.

One day, I'll actually shill for my own videos...

Dennis

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu>wrote:

> Thanks for all the info. When I asked my question, I knew that public
> domain isn't exactly cut-and-dried, and you folks have really reminded me
> just how many factors are involved. I especially like Dennis's comment about
> a "test of one's sanity."
>
> Although I shall now believe the movie is PD, I'm hoping we can just buy a
> new DVD from Facets (on backorder for 6-8 weeks). The VHS tape the prof
> brought for us to copy is really crappy - all jumpy and blinky and blurry!
> .... Or maybe it isn't. That might be what the original 1927 film is
> supposed to look like.
> :-)
>
> Marilyn
>
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: [Videolib] Public domain?
> "A Page of Madness" Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:44:39 -0400 From: Dennis
> Doros <milefilms@gmail.com> <milefilms@gmail.com> Reply-To:
> videolib@lists.berkeley.edu To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu References:
> <4A8C17F5.3090803@hamilton.edu> <4A8C17F5.3090803@hamilton.edu>
> <f813c63744fa.4a8be27d@fsu.edu> <f813c63744fa.4a8be27d@fsu.edu>
>
> Chuck, sadly, it doesn't because....
> Japanese silent films have after 1996 fallen in the public domain. It
> might fall under other rules there (I don't have much time today to go over
> that site) But it's still PD, so no worries. Just to express that copyright
> and especially international copyright can be a real test of one's sanity.
>
> Dennis
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Charles Mccann <cmccann@fsu.edu> wrote:
>
>> This might help:
>>
>> http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu>
>> Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:21 am
>> Subject: [Videolib] Public domain? "A Page of Madness"
>> To: Videolib <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>
>>
>> > Hello,
>> > A professor has asked our AV department to make a DVD copy from a
>> > homemade VHS copy of the 1927 Japanese film directed by Teinosuke
>> > Kinugasa, "A Page of Madness" (also known by its original title,
>> > "Kurutta ippeiji," and various other spellings). She claims it
>> > isn't a
>> > copyrighted movie. We are, to say the least, a bit dubious. One
>> > release
>> > in the U.S. was by New Line Cinema in 1975, and another release was
>> > by
>> > Sunland Video in the 1990's.
>> >
>> > I found the movie in a number of places on the internet, but if it
>> > isn't
>> > in the public domain, then some of the sources are not on the up-
>> > and-up.
>> > I trust Facets Multimedia, but how about YouTube, or
>> > NotAvailableOnDVD.com, or ipb.quicksilverscreen.com, or
>> > moviesumo.com,
>> > or Silent Screen Movie Classics at pkavel.tripod.com, or
>> > lostsilver.com?
>> > What's the verdict? Public domain or not? Thanks!
>> >
>> > Marilyn Huntley
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
>> > Scheduling; purchases, rentals, previews; licensing & copyright
>> > 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
>> >
>>
>
>
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