Friday, October 26, 2012

"Cloud Atlas"

"No woman was ever ruined by a book", New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker stated, "but filmmakers are always being seduced by them, with unlucky audiences left to pay the price." by the reviewer writing this he is trying to tell the reader that him as an audience member did not feel pleased with the film, and in his opinion had "frustrating results". the reviwer also makes a statement that the crew set up to record this film said by  Andy Wachowski"the sum of human experience," The reviewer says "The main stumbling block that "Cloud Atlas" presents is . . . wildly different stories that unfold in multiple locations over hundreds of years (though that alone is obviously a major hurdle).

I really wanted to see this movie because i actually like how the camera looked during the trailer, and i really like the story of this film due to personal reasons. this really stands out to me because mostly, if not at least 60 percent of movies have to do with vampires, and werewolf's over and over again and i think that its great that there can finally be a film that doesn't have anything to do with today's repeatedly iconic movies. 

although after reading this review I'm not 100 percent sure if i feel the same way as a consumer. the reviewer makes so many negative statements. But everyone has their own opinion. even though this review has had an impact on how i believe the films expectations are to myself i still would like to go see this film because of the entire plot. This also raises my awareness on how as a filmmaker every single step, and move that is made is under the magnifying glass by everyone. Its okay due to the fact that it thrives oneself to try their hardest. 

This particular review did not really raise any questions to me, but i really respect all of the filmmakers that EXPRESS themselves through their own films and are not afraid to do something UNIQUE and have a CHANCE to actually do what they love to do without anyone always watching their every step until they trip. i love how filmmakers GROW with every film that is presented without negative feedback or any feed back at all. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Media Distribution Deal

Paramount Home Media, and Warner Brothers Entertainment united today (October 4th, 2012) and claimed there alliance revolving around more than six hundred catalog titles from Paramount's film library. The deal that Paramount allows Warner Brothers is to distribute the more than six hundred titles to physical Blu-ray and DVD with Paramount's exclusive rights to the United States and Canada, and Paramount's UltraViolet offerings will be available to non-exclusive rights through Flixster. This also allows Warner brother to manufacture on demand rights to "include UltraViolet Digital Copy bundled with packaged media." In return Paramount will receive all digital rights for their titles, including EST, VOD, and subscription VOD. This is a three year deal that will take full effect on New Years day of 2013, only approximately 100 cornerstone titles such as major movie franchises are excluded from the agreement.
This was interesting due to the statement that two major industries are gathering together to actually make a agreement on becoming alliances and working with each other rather than against. This impacts the way that consumers will buy DVDs and how they see them as well. from a personal perspective, their are movie rental stores that only sale a specific brand of films, weather its Paramount or Warner Brothers it would not matter as soon as we start the New Year. Both companies will in a way share their product but in their own individual way creatively make them unique in the way the viewer visually experiences the product. This very well impacts the way (As a consumer) that i would want to see the product. this makes me choose besides the two and i would honestly want to receive the greater product. This revels how the industries are trying new things and demonstrates how they use strategy and statics to obtain what ever they may want. This makes me think if the industries have deals all of the time, and if they would be willing to sacrifice a lot of their franchise to better the future, in a way taking a risk.