In the early days of the Home Theater Forum, moderator Robert A. Fowkes (RAF) posted an essay entitled “Why Do I Own So Many Movies?
It’s hard to believe, but that essay was written more than 25-years-ago…in 1992! But a lot of the ideas contained within are still valid for many HTF members today. It was written by Doug Pratt in the introduction to The Laser Video Disc Companion.
As RAF himself noted: “Even though it was written in pre-DVD days, it applies to this format as well and is as relevant as ever.”
So let’s talk about our collections and why having these movies is so important to us.
Note of warning. This is NOT a thread about physical media vs. streaming vs. digital ownership. Any posts that start to take the thread in that direction will be edited/removed.
This IS a thread about why we love the movies so much and why we want to have them in our personal collections.
HERE is the essay…including RAF’s remarks about why he so often referred to it. Maybe you’d like to give some more contemporary examples of certain movies (or performances) that are important to you…and which are “must haves” in your own collection.
Or maybe you’ve had to answer that very question “How can you have so many videodiscs?!?” when posed by a member of your own family (maybe even your own spouse!) or a friend.
What’s YOUR answer?