Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 21:09:20 EST
From: Beth Lee Simon simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: Re: American Tongues
I recently used "American Tongues" by calling it in thru interlibrary
loan. I didn't specify a version, and the Indiana University system
simply listed it as "American Tongues." The videotape I received was
marked for high school, and did not come with a guide. No guide was listed
in the catalog (or I think not. Hmm, don't quote me on that.) And boy!
was I surprised because I knew only the full length version.
The high school version (which is still excellent, but with a male
voice over) lacks: the voice from nowhere, the n-word scene (complete
with n-word sayer's friend signally "Not me" and trying to creep away),
Molly Ivens, the film clips (no Brando), the stand-up saying "Charge?",
the fishermen on the island, the Dickens/Austen discussion in the library,
the Cajun French-English couple, Ted Hill showing an entry at DARE,
and the two little girls doing "Mama Mama come here quick".