On 7/28/94, Brian Tanner writes (in part):
>On the other hand, when such a question is sent out perhaps people could send
>their replies directly to the person asking (as I have done with the lawyers
>and the food), rather than deluging 500 + people's mail with information only
>one of us wanted.  If the original sender wanted to compile a list of films
>suggested to him/her, somehow telling us which films were the most beneficial
>to him/her (perhpas by placing *) to get us on the right track, that would
>help too.  This might eliminate a lot of repeated movies and prevent us from
>spending extra time to download/read mail.
While I agree with the other (unquoted) points in Brian's posting, I have
to demur on this one.  Often, an initial inquiry doesn't jog my memory
enough for a reply, but once I see other people's responses, I begin
thinking about those titles and forming associations which lead to other
titles not posted; I asume this is probably true for other respondents as
well.  So the rest of us may have to see a few of the same titles in
several postings, but the original inquirer probably winds up with more
information this way.
Richard J. Leskosky
Unit for Cinema Studies, UIUC
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