Re: [Videolib] Requests for television shows on DVD

From: Karen Ketchaver <kketchaver@jcu.edu>
Date: Fri Sep 18 2009 - 09:22:43 PDT

Was it "Remember WENN," Jessica? That WAS a good series - set in Pittsburgh in the late 1930s. It was created by Rupert Holmes.

Karen

Karen G. Ketchaver
Acquisitions Unit Leader
Grasselli Library
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Blvd.
University Hts., Ohio 44118-4581
U.S.A.
(216)397-1622 phone/(216)397-1809 fax

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:01:45 -0400
>From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Videolib] Requests for television shows on DVD
>To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
>
> 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.

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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