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Fri, 9 Jan 1998 14:19:14 -0500
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        The only publication that compares to the *MLA Bibliography* in
film studies may be the *Film Literature Index,* published both quarterly
and in an annual compilation by (as I recall) SUNY-Albany.  It is an
exhaustive listing of book and article citations related to film and
television, and very valuable in that its scope is widely international.
I would imagine a college or larger public library in Montgomery would
carry it in its reference section.  If not, drive up to Tuscaloosa:
Jeremy probably has it digitized ;-)
        A good starting place for mail-order videos is Facets in Chicago;
obtain their master catalogue for $10.00 by calling (800) 331-6197.
They issue frequent updates (in fact, I received one just today).  They
have carried, and probably still do, *Salaam Bombay!,* S10343, $79.95.
Facets maintains a good, broad scope of titles, but I find my
requests are often on back-order, which can be inconvenient if one
wishes to use the tapes for courses.  There is also a number
of specialty video distributors that can be located by searching the 'net;
for some reason, I have found Yahoo! and Webcrawler to be the most
efficient engines for this.
                          William Lafferty, PhD
Department of Theatre Arts                           [log in to unmask]
Wright State University                           office (937) 775-4581 or 3072
Dayton, OH  45435-0001  USA                            facsimile (937) 775-3787
        The universe was once conceived almost as a vast preserve, landscaped
  for heroes, plotted to provide them the appropriate adventures.   The rules
  were known and respected, the adversaries honorable, the oracles articulate
  and precise as the directives of a six-lane parkway.  Errors of weakness or
  vanity  led,  with  measured  momentum,  to  the  tragedy  which   resolved
  everything.  Today, the rules are ambiguous, the adversary is  concealed in
  aliases, the oracles broadcast a babble of contradictions.
                                 --- Maya Deren, from her notes for *At Land*
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