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January 1995, Week 1


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edwin jahiel <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 7 Jan 1995 10:20:35 CST
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>>I've noticed a lot of where-to-find questions on this mailing list -- when I
>>was in the Ann Arbor Film Cooperative we had a big blue hardcover book that
>>lists all the movies available for rental in 16mm or 35mm and gives the
>>name of
>>the distributor (Swank, MGM, etc.) and the formats available.  The author's
>>name is Limbacher (or something close to that -- it's been a few years!).  The
>>guide is updated annually and is quite comprehensive.  I think it also has
>>(limited) directors and actors indexes.  I hope this helps --
>>Molly Olsen
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>James Limbacher is indeed the author you're thinking of, Molly.
>Can anyone tell me if, with the decline in 16mm rentals, Limbacher is still
>updating his guide?  The last edition of it I've got is 15 years old!
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>  Jeremy Butler                                  [log in to unmask]
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>  Telecommunication & Film Dept. * University of Alabama * Tuscaloosa
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Right Jeremy, Limbacher is a period piece by now and there have been so
many changes in distribution that the book is only marginally useful.
Edwin Jahiel, Univ. of Illinois