Re: [Videolib] Letter from Siberia (Chris Marker)

From: Jonathan Miller <jmiller@icarusfilms.com>
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 12:02:29 PDT

Dear Gary

I do believe that Argos Films in Paris is the rights holder to the film, and
no, I don't know of any release of it on VHS or DVD till now.

Sorry.

Best,

Jonathan Miller
President
Icarus Films
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Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [Videolib] Letter from Siberia (Chris Marker)

Jon Miller, you there?

I don't think Argos ever legally released this film on tape or DVD. It's
still in limbo, as far as I know...

gary handman

> In 2005, we tried to find a VHS copy of "Letter from Siberia" (Chris
> Marker, 1957). At the time, one of our European vendors contacted the
> company producer Argos. They were told that the video had been
> produced but the producer decided not to show it or sell it (formally
> not in trade).
>
> Now I'm getting another request for this title. I see three DVD
> records in OCLC for this Chris Marker title. Each of these records
> only has a single library owning the item.
>
> Can the listserv enlighten me about this title as to whether it's
> available for purchase?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Patti Berky
> Audiovisual Acquisitions
> The Pennsylvania State University
> 126 Paterno Library
> University Park, PA 16802
> <paf3@psu.edu>
> Tel: 814-867-0894
> Fax: 814-863-7293
>
>
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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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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