Re: Public libraries and video collections
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:12:25 -0800 (PST)

I forgot to add (and I, too, am a fan of Randy and his fine magazine and
book) that I would also suggest a new book called Videohound's World Cinema
for those considering films outside of America.

The video sources are problematical (I promised to help out on the second
edition) but the author, Elliot Wilhelm, writes clearly, beautifully,
passionately and thoughtfully about world cinema. He also thinks about the
socio-political meanings (in a non-academic fashion) of many of the films
which would help librarians decide if the films are right for their
community. The review of "Triumph of the Will," for example, is everything I
think should be said about it and its director.

The best praise I can make for Videohound's World Cinema is that it made me
think of films that I should distribute and new ways to think about my work.

Dennis Doros