Re: [Videolib] Requests for television shows on DVD

From: Rosen, Rhonda J. <rrosen@lmu.edu>
Date: Fri Sep 18 2009 - 09:19:36 PDT

I remember that series, "Remember Wenn" and loved it so much that I can
bypass the inaccuracy!

Rhonda

 

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Subject: Re: [Videolib] Requests for television shows on DVD

 

Better than an earlier AMC series. I am blanking out but there was cute
little one way back about a radio station in the

1940s and one day I spoke to a "researcher" there because they were
trying to find OSSESSIONE by Visconti because the producers wanted to
use a clip to be in a scene in a movie theater. I explained that not
only was OSSESSIONE not

currently available in the United States it had NEVER been released in
the 40s do to the litigation by James M Cain

since Visconti stole the plot of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. I
suggested other foreign films that would have shown in a theater in that
time frame but the person INSISTED that the only wanted OSSESSIONE and
it did not matter

that it would never actually have been showing in the US at that time (
Um let alone in Pittsburgh where the series was set).

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 11:35 AM, John Streepy <John.Streepy@cwu.edu>
wrote:

Just a little note on your PS, I had heard that the exec producer of
MadMen was an insane perfectionist on getting things just right, so that
is really cool that they consulted you about JFK.

jhs

John H. Streepy
Media Services Supervisor
Library-Media Circulation
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548

(509) 963-2861
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/media

"Hand to hand combat just goes with the territory.
All part of being a librarian" -- James Turner "Rex Libris"

Transitus profusum est nocens!

>>> <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu> 9/17/2009 5:08 PM >>>

Hi Chris

Well, pandora or no, if you have a faculty that's into media studies in
any way I don't see how one could avoid buying TV.

Here's my strategy (for what it's worth)

Like you, I approach TV much in the same way I approach film genre
collecting: I've tried to collect representative and defining genres,
from comedy to cop shows. If the show is significant enough in terms of
cultural or political impact, or if it's the first of its type, I
collect
everything I can get my hands on (yeah, that includes The Simpsons...and
Buffy...and Star Trek...and Sex and the City...and...). In other
instances, a season or two is probably enough (how much Howdy Doody or
Hogan's Heroes or Melrose Place can one collection stand, after all?).
Sometimes there's a compelling reason to buy a particular season (but
nothing else): e.g. The Puppy Episode of Ellen (where she comes out)...

So here's some patented librarian heresy for you in re this subject:
which has had the biggest impact on world culture in the past 50 years?
Books or TV? TV or books? If we're being honest with ourselves, I
think
we gotta admit that the tube rules. So why wouldn't a media collection
be
as assiduous in collecting the spawn of the small screen as we are about
the printed page or cinema classics? As for circulating...we'll I think
by now I've made myself nauseatingly clear about my personal bias
against
circulating video collections in general...If, however, your library
goes
the general circulation route, why NOT TV?

Gary H.

PS: I gotta say, the high point of my long and checkered career
happened
last week: I got a harried reference call from the writers of Madmen,
trying frantically to find out if the TV news media actually broadcast
scenes of JFK lying in state the Saturday after the assassination. [As
far as I could determine--in half and hour--no footage of the coffin was
shown on Saturday for some strange reason]

> Sorry for cross-posting!
>
>
>
> Do you get requests from faculty for DVDs of popular television shows
> that they want to use to illustrate a theme or topic? I see a real
> Pandora's Box here. We recently had requests for a season of The
> Simpsons (shudder!) and The Office (five seasons!). We did purchase
some
> West Wings a few years ago at the request of some government
> instructors. And I have added some representative TV shows to
illustrate
> how TV has changed over the decades (I Love Lucy, Sex and the City are
> examples). I really want to meet the needs of the faculty but I am
> tempted to send them to Blockbuster. These items would be in reserve
and
> not available to other patrons to check out. I see a problem.
>
>
>
> What say you??
>
>
>
> Christine Crowley Godin
>
> Dean of Learning Resources
>
> Adjunct Faculty, Theatre
>
> Northwest Vista College
>
> 3535 N. Ellison Dr.
>
> San Antonio, TX 78251
>
> 210.486.4572 voice
>
> 210.486.4504 fax
>
> cgodin@alamo.edu (new email as of Aug. 1, 2009)
>
>
>
> 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.

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.

 

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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