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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 16 Dec 1993 12:28:21 CST
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CROSSPOST:  an interesting item about film/video resources on
the Internet.  (From H-Film.)
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Date:    Mon, 13 Dec 1993 17:27:27 -0600
From:    "Steven Mintz, U. Houston" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Guide to Film and Video on the Internet
From: Cheryl Malone <[log in to unmask]>
Sender: Kristen Garlock <[log in to unmask]>
Hello to everyone -
A few weeks back my partner, Lisa Wood, and I posted requests to several
listservs and news groups regarding film and video resources on the
Internet.  We received many helpful replies for which we are extremely
thankful!  Our guide is now nearly complete and includes information on
many resources such as listservs and USENET news groups on topics related
to film and video, film review databases, filmographies, etc. The guide
will be available after December 15th, 1993. After that date, we will be
happy to send a copy (absolutely free) through e-mail to anyone interested,
or you can access this guide (as well as many others on different topics) in
the following manner:
anonymous FTP:
            path:  /inetdirsstacks
            via U. Minnesota list of gophers
            menu:  North America/USA/Michigan
Gopher .link file:
Name=Clearinghouse of Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides (UMich)
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for WWW/Mosaic:
This guide was created as a part of the Internet Resource Discovery and
Organization course at the School of Information and Library Studies
(University of Michigan).  If you are in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, you
may be interested in coming to our class open house Wednesday, December 8
from 1-3pm at the School of Information and Library Studies.  Ten groups
of students will be presenting samples and demonstrations of their
Internet guides, which cover many different subject areas.
Once again, thank you to everyone who provided information and assistance
with our guide.  If you have any questions about the guide or the open
house, please feel free to send us a message.
Thank you,
Kristen Garlock  ([log in to unmask])
Lisa Wood        ([log in to unmask])
Date:    Mon, 13 Dec 1993 18:57:26 -0600
From:    "Steven Mintz, U. Houston" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Suggestions for a film as literature course
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As far as westerns go--  I'm sure you have many first class pictures to
show, and I won't bother with my two cents, part-timer that I am.  But-- if
the class is assigned any books at all, there are only two that really
matter to my mind:  first and foremost Charles Portis' True Grit, a true
masterpiece nothing like the movie, and Ron Hansen's The Assasination of
Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford a distant second.  Lonesome Dove
third place.  But True Grit for sure.  Read it yourself-- it'll take you
two hours.
Josh Ozersky
Department of History
University of Notre Dame
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Date:    Mon, 13 Dec 1993 19:14:49 -0600
From:    "Steven Mintz, U. Houston" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Monte Hellman
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Did you see Quentin Tarentino's essay on Monte Hellman in Sight and Sound a
few months back?  He mentions the two pictures you do, but mainly talks
about another one, whose name I forget.  I'm not a big western buff myself,
but I could watch Reservoir Dogs all day long  (and I often do).  Anyway,
thought you might be interested.
Here's something for the thread:  I can't believe that there are actually
people who know something about film, or even for that matter any people at
all, who group Reservoir Dogs and The Bad Lieutenant together other than as
good/evil dualities in the cosmos of artistic achievement.  Abel Ferrar is
the worst director in America.  I would rather watch the outtakes of
Beethoven's 2nd that that man's best scene.  To think that he is compared
to Quentin Tarentino makes my blood boil.   I will go as far as to say that
I can never sit at table with a man who countenances such a comparison.
What does everybody think about the decision to let Spike Lee direct "Clockers"?
Josh Ozersky
Department of History
University of Notre Dame
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End of H-FILM Digest - 12 Dec 1993 to 13 Dec 1993