Posts Tagged ‘value’

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Piracy on the High Sees: The Devaluation of Content

“You should come over one night,” said the man in the nice blue (and somewhat expensive looking) sweatshirt. “I have about 300 films I’ve downloaded.”

He laughed and then told me he hadn’t paid for even one… that he has some back channel way of getting them from a site that grabs them off of cable VOD services. And, he continued,“they look great… all in HD”!

“Don’t you think that’s thievery?” I asked

“No,” he said. “They’re there for the taking”.

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Et tu Aronofsky???

Unpaid Interns Win Major Ruling in ‘Black Swan’ Case — Now What?

Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated U.S. and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns for work done on the set of the movie “Black Swan.”

See also, my glowing review of Black Swan.

Rebellion against the Federal Reserve? Tell me more.

http://youtu.be/7UFcHLWMd9s

 

Appears to be a graphic novel already…

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Short answer: go rent it. Now out on DVD.

Medium answer: Fantastic. Capitalist psychopathy from a cinematic perspective.

What to say? David Cronenberg always subverts audience expectations. What can one expect from Robert Pattinson, looking pensive in a stretch limo (if they haven’t already read DeLillo’s novel)? The pre-release buzz was erratic and confused. Perhaps the film itself is such.

I found it pretty dead on, a hyper-realized snapshot of our age.

Long answer: is in the film. No spoilers.

On a tangent, Cosmopolis is another Alexa digital film that fooled me into thinking it was shot on real film. Cronenberg choosing digital? That’s three now from Arri, something Red hasn’t managed to do yet.