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November 1994, Week 4


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James Tichenor <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 23 Nov 1994 13:59:12 CST
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>The FLI covers film
>literature (post 1971) more thoroughly and more elegantly.
>All that said, in this institution where the emphasis is on advanced
>craft skills and where doctoral dissertations are not undertaken, the FII
>(& the FLI) is well used. A typical request (does such exist?) may be a
>survey of the editing style of Thelma Schoonmaker. The FII will list the
>films she has been involved with (most can then be accessed in the
>library's video collection) and then list references to the particular
>films in the periodical literature, as well as articles specifically
>about the editor - all in one stop. The FII has 4 relevant articles, FLI
>(searching annual vols. 1981-93) has 5. Only 2 are common.
>Looking for reviews of Whisky Galore & discussion of the work of director
>Alexander MacKendrick? The FII has the 1949 reviews and contemporary
>scholarly articles.
>FLI is elegant and time consuming, FII is cruder and quick. Neither is
>comprehensive. Both are valuable
>Neil Pollock
>Australian Film Television & Radio School
>Voice: 61-2-887-1030
>Fax: 61-2-805-6441
These do sound valuable. I'd love to get pricing information on these
For the general film audience, I think MPG CD-ROM is better than anything
else available at a resonable (under $100) price. For something more
comprehesive, these sound wonderful.
Any more info would be appreciated.