Posted August 20 2007 - 07:09 PM
I went and bought five titles on BD to show Paramount the $$$ they will be losing.
Mission: Impossible 3
U2: Rattle and Hum
I might pick up Dreamgirls and Nacho Libre sometime in the future, but they weren't a high priority. Fortunately those were the only Paramount titles I cared about. I'll sort of miss the Jack Ryan films this Fall, and a few here and their, but the other studios are already making me broke.
"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932