MCN Blogs
David Poland

By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Welcome To The Future

I am thrilled to see that Fox Searchlight and FFE are moving into the future, to sanity, by making their movies digitally available to the biggest of the guilds, SAG, and their 100,000 awards voting members.

I was stunned by all the whining, back when January was floated for 2012, about how digital was not viable. It is completely viable. And devices that go to your television set with HD versions of these films should become the norm in 2011/12. It’s better for everyone.

Digital delivery can make the awards themselves better, as the excuses about not allowing documentaries and foreign language films to be voted on like the rest of the films can finally be overcome. Screeners want to be free!!! (ha ha) But seriously, there can be more films available to voters in higher quality in more quantity and when the voting period ends, the movies go away. (On screeners this year, there are a lot of unrealistic prompts about destroying screeners when the season ends.)

Now if I can only get on that list with Searchlight to download these movies!!!!

Be Sociable, Share!

3 Responses to “Welcome To The Future”

  1. NickF says:

    That’s great if I can end up watching that content on a TV. So far viewing a movie on an iPad or Droid is not my preference at all.

  2. Danny says:

    The new AppleTV is inexpensive enough that watching on a TV shouldn’t be a problem for most voters.

  3. Joe Parts says:

    I took would like to have more choices when watching such tv programs. An ipod these days just not up to it when streaming high quality programs.

Quote Unquotesee all »

“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh