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Stephen O'Riordan <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 9 Mar 1995 15:30:46 CST
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>The case of _The Cool World_ demonstrates what's wrong with the distribution
>of non-theatrical films on video.  It was made in 1963 and released on video
>in the early 1980s.  It was released by Zipporah Films (Frederick Wiseman's
>shop) and Video Yesterday (home video).  It is currently out-of-print in
>the $59.95 home video version, but in-print from Zipporah Films.  We
>purchased it for a black film course recently and paid Zipporah $350 for
>it.  Although the cataloging record from the Library of Congress lists
>Frederick Wise as the producer and Shirley Clarke as the director and
>editor (she also co-wrote the screenplay), the label on the front of the
>videocassette says "Produced, directed and edited by: Frederick Wiseman."
>Anyway, I would call Video Yesteryear (sorry for the error above-it's
>Yesteryear) to see if they might have a copy -- 800/243-0987.  Or you might
>want to try borrowing it on interlibrary loan.  Lots of libraries own a
>copy.  Good luck...
>Kristine Brancolini
>Film Studies Librarian
>Indiana University Libraries
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>     IT looks like you can Lease at print (5YR) of COOL WORLD for a $1,100
from Zipporah.  There is also a suggestion in Zipporah's 94-95 catalog that
COOL WORLD might be had on video for $350.00.
Zipporah 617 576-3603
Stephen O'Riordan
Film/Video Archives
Media Center, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA  92093-0504
Tel: 619/534-7981  Fax:  619/534-7180
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