Re: [Videolib] Requests for television shows on DVD

From: Tatar, Becky <bltata@aurora.lib.il.us>
Date: Fri Sep 18 2009 - 09:20:47 PDT

The series was Remember WENN. Created by Rupert Holmes of Pina Colada
fame!
 
 
Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
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        From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica Rosner
        Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 11:02 AM
        To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
        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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