Re: the word is out: experimental film is available for use on dvd by educators

From: Philip Hood (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 02 2006 - 11:45:09 PST

hi Zev, I just watched a horrible dvd copy of
"Porgy and Bess" last night & then this morning
listened to a mp3 of billie holiday singing
"Summertime" ... and, while I enjoyed both
situations and was glad that they were recorded,
I really would have rather been there to hear
billie sing, and would have loved to see "Porgy
and Bess" on the big screen. I've heard they have
a copy at the Museum of Moving Images & am
thinking about calling up to see if I can get
a print of Sammy Davis Jr. as "Sportin' Life,"
in order to make a poster of it.


On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Zev Robinson wrote:

> I love Billie Holiday, even when her voice was shot and the recordings
> live and not that great and with background noise. her music defines
> quality, as far as I'm concerned, whether it's on cd, mp3, or vinyl
> played on an old grammophone.
> there are other factors in determining beauty and quality besides the
> media and technology, I would think.
> Zev

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