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Re: *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0097.  Monday, 7 February 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Janis Lull <FFJL@ALASKA>
        Date:   Saturday, 05 Feb 1994 18:47:20 -0900
        Subj:   Re: Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
 
(2)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
        Date:   Sunday, 6 Feb 1994 06:39 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0094  Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
 
(3)     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Monday, 07 Feb 1994 07:35:37 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0094  Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
 
 
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From:           Janis Lull <FFJL@ALASKA>
Date:           Saturday, 05 Feb 1994 18:47:20 -0900
Subject:        Re: Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
 
Anyone interested in a videotape of Wells's *Chimes at Midnight*
should NOT buy it from Commedia Dell'Arte of Manorhaven, NY.  The
sound is very poor and as the catalog warns, all sales are final.
 
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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
Date:           Sunday, 6 Feb 1994 06:39 EDT
Subject: 5.0094  Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0094  Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
 
Two valuable sources for tracking down videotapes are *Shakespeare on
Screen* by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer, and the *Index*
for the 17-year publication of *The Shakespeare on Film Newsletter,* now
incorporated into *The Shakespeare Bulletin,* which makes available the *Index*
as well as the complete run of issues of *SFNL*. *S on S* is available
from Neal-Schuman Publishers in New York, and *The Shakespeare Bulletin* can
be reached through James Lusardi and June Schlueter, Editors, Lafayette
College, Easton, PA 18042.
 
Bernice W. Kliman
 
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From:           Milla Riggio <
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Date:           Monday, 07 Feb 1994 07:35:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0094  Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0094  Q: BBC and *Chimes at Midnight* Videos
 
To Thomas Jensen:
 
Orson Welles' production of Chimes at Midnight is easily available on
video.  I bought it last year, but have the copy in my office and
can't tell you now where I got it (others will do this, I feel sure).
But I must warn you that obtaining it is at best a mixed blessing;
the quality of the film and especially the sound track is so poor that
you should be prepared to stand by the monitor and "translate" almost
all that is said in the film.  I understand that there are quarrels
among those who own the rights to the film that have so far prevented
the kind of restoration that Othello received.  Until that happens,
you may be better off to turnoff the sound and treat the video like
a silent film!
 
If no one else provides the purchasing information, I'll gather it later
this week.
 
Best,
Milla Riggio
 

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