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James Steffen <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 6 Dec 2006 10:37:55 -0500
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Dear Scott

Some of these films you mention (see below) have in fact been released 
on video in the past, though I can't vouch for the quality of the 
editions. KUHLE WAMPE, for instance, was released in the UK in a nice 
subtitled edition which I ordered for our library.

Your best bet would be to look in OCLC's WorldCat to check library 
holdings across the country and use that information to place 
interlibrary loan requests through your university's ILL office. These 
days many university libraries are willing to loan out their video 
collection, but the policies vary greatly from school to school. 
There's no guarantee that you'll receive every title you request. There 
are two ways to access WorldCat: the free interface or 
through the licensed portal that your university's library no doubt 
carries. I believe that in some cases you can get more detailed 
bibliographic information through the latter.

I've used this method to see a number of long out-of-print videos 
unobtainable through other means.

At the same time, there is something to be said for viewing an actual 
35mm archival print. For the purpose of analysis, the print can reveal 
all sorts of critical details that you'd loose on some old, smeary VHS 
transfer--plus it gives a better representation the film as an 
aesthetic object.

Best regards,
James Steffen

James M. Steffen
Film Studies and Media Librarian
Theater Studies Subject Liaison
Marian K. Heilbrun Music and Media Library
Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870

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Quoting Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>:

> I am wondering how one sees most of the films discussed in Bruce 
> Murray's book.  Up to the point I have read, he states only three 
> films he discusses as being lost (Kladd and Datch; Miracle of Love, 
> Tragedy of the Children).  Does one have to go to Germany?  Even 
> doesn't have most of them.
> Fridericus Rex (1922)
> Der Alte Fritz/Old Fritz (1928)
> Die Verrufenen/The Notorious(1925)
> Die Schmiede/The Forge (1924)
> Freies Volk/Liberated People (1925)
> Im Anfang das Wort /In the Beginning Was the Word (1928)
> Freie Fahrt/Full Speed Ahead (1928)
> Überflüssige Menschen/Superfluous People (1926)
> Eins + Eins = Drei/One + One = Three (1927)
> Schinderhannes (1928)
> Falschmünzer/Counterfeiters (1928)
> Der Hauptmann von Köpenick/The Captain of Köpenick (1931)
> Niemandsland/No Man's Land (1931)
> Die Drei von der Tankstelle/The Three from the Gas Station (1930)
> Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)
> Aside from the well-knowns, most of which I've seen, it seems the 
> only ones that are (were) available in this country on video were 
> Kameradschaft, Mädchen in Uniform, and Asphalt.
> Scott
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