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    Matt H.
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  • Matt H.
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    Originally posted by Toyboy View Post
    The internet is a storage unit filled with all kinds of stuff, subjectively good and bad, and the people that seek out the good will get what they want and the people who only want the trash can get that too. There are people who subscribe to the Criterion Channel and nothing else and there are people who only watch Star Wars memorabilia unboxing videos on Youtube. Thoughtful people know how to balance the two.
    Word.

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by Toyboy View Post
    If you go to your public library you can check out the entire works of Ernest Hemingway, a CD of Bach compositions, a BluRay of Goodfellas and the latest issue of National Geographic...

    ...or you can check out a trashy romance novel, a CD of TV show themes, a DVD of America's Funniest Cat Videos and the latest Us Weekly magazine.

    Does that mean public libraries diminish the value of some works by offering them up along side others that people consider to be less enriching?

    The internet is a storage unit filled with all kinds of stuff, subjectively good and bad, and the people that seek out the good will get what they want and the people who only want the trash can get that too. There are people who subscribe to the Criterion Channel and nothing else and there are people who only watch Star Wars memorabilia unboxing videos on Youtube. Thoughtful people know how to balance the two.
    I'm picturing Marty caught in an endless auto play loop watching Red Letter Media Wheel of the Worst and Nerd Crew vids and old Top Gear BBC clips. Oh wait. Yep that's me.

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  • Tom Clark
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    Originally posted by Nabonga View Post
    Scorsese is right and everything sucks. I mean that literally. Culture is dead. Cinema especially so. It's all brainwashing and destructive propaganda these days. The other day I watched the trailer for the new Cruella movie. Not many seconds in and I hear "I'm a woman, hear me roar". Nope, fuck you. Clicked it off and now I will torrent it instead of paying for it. I rarely buy new films. And if I do, like I said, I ALWAYS torrent first to see if it's shit or not. Anything with an agenda gets rejected instantly which pretty much rules out anything Netflix. The state of cinema (and the world in general) makes me genuinely sad. The upside: There's thousands of really awesome movies to explore from the birth of the medium to the 90's before everything went to shit culturally.
    Bet there's a press release for that Cruella movie somewhere that mentions how it "subverts expectations".

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  • Toyboy
    like a hole in the head

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    Originally posted by Mark Tolch View Post
    I love you, man.
    Ah, shucks...

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  • Mark Tolch
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  • Mark Tolch
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    Originally posted by Toyboy View Post
    If you go to your public library you can check out the entire works of Ernest Hemingway, a CD of Bach compositions, a BluRay of Goodfellas and the latest issue of National Geographic...

    ...or you can check out a trashy romance novel, a CD of TV show themes, a DVD of America's Funniest Cat Videos and the latest US Weekly.

    Does that mean public libraries diminish the value of some works by offering them up along side others that people consider to be less enriching?

    The internet is a storage unit filled with all kinds of stuff, subjectively good and bad, and the people that seek out the good will get what they want and the people who only want the trash can get that too. There are people who subscribe to the Criterion Channel and nothing else and there are people who only watch Star Wars memorabilia unboxing videos on Youtube. Thoughtful people know how to balance the two.
    I love you, man.

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  • Nabonga
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  • Nabonga
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    Scorsese is right and everything sucks. I mean that literally. Culture is dead. Cinema especially so. It's all brainwashing and destructive propaganda these days. The other day I watched the trailer for the new Cruella movie. Not many seconds in and I hear "I'm a woman, hear me roar". Nope, fuck you. Clicked it off and now I will torrent it instead of paying for it. I rarely buy new films. And if I do, like I said, I ALWAYS torrent first to see if it's shit or not. Anything with an agenda gets rejected instantly which pretty much rules out anything Netflix. The state of cinema (and the world in general) makes me genuinely sad. The upside: There's thousands of really awesome movies to explore from the birth of the medium to the 90's before everything went to shit culturally.
    Nabonga
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    Last edited by Nabonga; 02-21-2021, 02:47 PM.

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  • Toyboy
    like a hole in the head

  • Toyboy
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    If you go to your public library you can check out the entire works of Ernest Hemingway, a CD of Bach compositions, a BluRay of Goodfellas and the latest issue of National Geographic...

    ...or you can check out a trashy romance novel, a CD of TV show themes, a DVD of America's Funniest Cat Videos and the latest Us Weekly magazine.

    Does that mean public libraries diminish the value of some works by offering them up along side others that people consider to be less enriching?

    The internet is a storage unit filled with all kinds of stuff, subjectively good and bad, and the people that seek out the good will get what they want and the people who only want the trash can get that too. There are people who subscribe to the Criterion Channel and nothing else and there are people who only watch Star Wars memorabilia unboxing videos on Youtube. Thoughtful people know how to balance the two.
    Toyboy
    like a hole in the head
    Last edited by Toyboy; 02-21-2021, 04:35 PM.

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  • Matt H.
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    Fortunately I don't need to rely on streaming because I've basically built my own video store in my home. Plus the libraries in Hamilton are amazing for the stuff I want to try before I buy.

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  • ropo1
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    Originally posted by JoeS View Post
    As others have mentioned, the Scorsese article was mainly Martin's tribute to Federico Fellini. A valentine from one master filmmaker to another.
    Look, i've read the article. Reading the lines, there's also reading between the lines - if you think the article is only published for the sake of how you summarized it.. then I don't know what to say.

    Seems like an amazing coincidence following last years Scorsese articles - the same topic is brought up here aswell. It's still a discussion of what once was (...and what isn't today). Capisce?

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  • Mark Tolch
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    I'm down

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  • Scott
    Intellectual Carrot

  • Scott
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    We can go on a horse ride and eat fish tacos.

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  • Mark Tolch
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  • Mark Tolch
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    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    Yes.

    Remember waiting around the video store hoping someone would return the only copy of BACK TO THE FUTURE?

    Remember when literally every single movie in the store was cropped and pan and scanned?! And all the foreign tapes were dubbed.

    Remember how none of the video games came with instruction manuals.

    Remember when porn was really expensive? Now it's our most abundant resource. And I don't have to go down to the creek to find it. Or wait around for someone to return the tape you want to jack to.
    I'm on my way to Arizona, you and I are going to do wonderful things together.

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  • Scott
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  • Scott
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    Yes.

    Remember waiting around the video store hoping someone would return the only copy of BACK TO THE FUTURE?

    Remember when literally every single movie in the store was cropped and pan and scanned?! And all the foreign tapes were dubbed.

    Remember how none of the video games came with instruction manuals.

    Remember when porn was really expensive? Now it's our most abundant resource. And I don't have to go down to the creek to find it. Or wait around for someone to return the tape you want to jack to.

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  • Mark Tolch
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  • Mark Tolch
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    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    Or even if you knew what you wanted to watch you had to drive all over town and hope they carried the title, and hope it was in stock, and hope your VCR didn't eat the tape once you got home.
    Has anyone ever found a rental they were excited about, got it home to find out it was the wrong tape, and the rental store was like, "Oh. Um....well" and that was that for you ever seeing that movie.

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  • Scott
    Intellectual Carrot

  • Scott
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    Or even if you knew what you wanted to watch you had to drive all over town and hope they carried the title, and hope it was in stock, and hope your VCR didn't eat the tape once you got home.

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