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Sunday, March 18, 2007

From the NY Times: Downloading Cinema

The NY Times has a package of three stories in the arts section, all focusing on movie downloads. They are:

Nothing ground-breaking here. In fact, here's my summary:

- In the future, there will be thousands of movies in downloadable form to choose from. Film critics like A.O. Scott are fretting about their role in that environment of boundless options (IE, how can a lone movie critic watch all that stuff on your behalf?)

- Downloading movies is slow and complicated.

- Directors still dream of having their movies distributed to theaters; they're not yet devising new kinds of movies, or new distribution plans, for this downloadable universe.

-, a download site devoted to indie cinema from around the world, must have a heck of a PR person -- the site is mentioned in all three articles.

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