[EBOOK] I Lost It At the Video Store by Tom Roston – internet–games.us
Cruising the aisles and choosing movies that wayAs do many of us who grew up during that era Even the conventional video store would have an indie section and you could find that stuff and you could connect it to people in the underground world Greg Mottola This was true of my little independents in
my small town in Virginia and it s the way eally the only way I learned about and came small town in Virginia and it s the way eally the only way I learned about and came love independent filmand Holofcener is correct it was through browsing the aisles by spending time eading the boxes by looking at the staff choices and ignoring the copies of the movies that had actually shown in my three screen town The book also covers the business model there was so much money flooding the marketplace from the home video business it meant that a lot of independent films got made that would not have gotten made otherwisethere was financing available Ira Deutchman ecouping video profits was easy pre Blockbuster therefore it was an easy choice for a studio or even a video maker to green light a film at one to 15 "Million Dollars Knowing That It " dollars knowing that it be made back on video even if there was little to no theatrical The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party run in fact Reservoir Dogs just barely made the bar to appear in theatres No though Once Blockbuster came on the scene they were able to negotiate cheap prices for the videos which no longer allowed for the same profit so studios lost incentive and the public lost the sometimes great independent video stores I was unaware of the power of Kim s in the NYC film scene What s next Who knows This short volume will likely appeal to filmmakers and big film buffs most of the information has appeared elsewhere but the interview format makes this a uick interestingead for those interested in the topi. Es uentin Tarantino Kevin Smith Darren Aronofsky David O Russell and Allison Anders who came of age during the How to Write Essays reign of videoentals and constructs a living personal narrative of an era of cinema history which though now gone continues to shape film culture today.
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is going off a collective few people s memories about the business and their love filmgoing off a collective few people s memories about the business and their love of film think I would feel similar if YouTube sent me one of the nice silver plaues to the way they talk about getting sections on movie store shelves featuring them and the movies they put much heart soul into creating I do not think I will ever make something as good as their moviesthough I sadly haven t watched most of the movies mentioned in this book ARC for The Sky Weaver (Iskari, review from NetGalleyA book in interview snippets from some directors producers and writers for whom the video store was one of hisher well only one or two hers which was disappointing primary influences The usual suspects are here uentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith who always manages to elevate OK maybe elevate is the wrong word with his humor as well as some unexpected voices I loved hearing from Morgan Spurlock since he s from small town West Virginia I have a feeling his video store experience was much akin to my own versus some of the directors who had access to video stores which likely had a widerange of choices I also loved Nicole Holofcener s epeated comparisons to video stores and bookstores It s similar to a bookstore When I go into a bookstore I am so happy to be in there and to look at the spines of the books and to go around that corner and see what author will be there And just to see what they ve got And there was the tactile nature of the whole experience Then later when talking about the demise of the video store and the independent bookstores your bar just gets lower and lower I was just at a Barnes and Noble and I was so happy it was still there Barnes and Noble had been the enemy And so was Blockbuster I eally miss. Fertile if sometimes fetid soil from which today’s film world sprung Video stores were also the financial engine without which the indie film movement wouldn’t have existedIn I Lost it at the Video Store Tom Roston interviews the filmmakers including John Sayl.
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150 page book should probably have just been a piece on one of the millions poppage book should probably have just been a piece on one of the millions pop websitesi don t hate mumblecore like a lot of people but i will probably not see any joe swanberg movies any time soon Because of my age I am the video store generation I was there at the beginning when one would go to the local video store with their family to pick out the weekend s movies I was there when large corporate chains emerged carrying hundred
To Thousands Of VHS Thenthousands of VHS then of all genres And I was there when the entire system collapsed and went away I truly miss wandering the aisles picking up the boxes and looking at the description of the movie I even miss working in a video store seeing all the new films come into the store and discussing titles with my co workers and customers From the many interviews in this book there are many directors who feel the same way This tiny book gathers the feelings of many directors who came from uick fun nostalgic ead with some interesting antidotes on video store culture I somehow found this book in the online catalogue for my current local library system and I just had to ead itI do not think this book is a good fit for most people but it hit a home un with me If I had an idea of the kind of format the book is in I probably would have
skipped itThere were some things that esonated with me but not everything I do want to get into filmmaking butitThere were some things that esonated with me but not everything I do want to get into filmmaking but YouTube I don t think it will end up being a career with so many filmmakers on the platform and some other thingsIt is interesting to get a sense of mindset and some history on movie stores and filmmakingproducing It is probably not the most thorough history by any meansI haven t ead as ma. For a generation video stores were to filmmakers what bookstores were to writers They were the salons where many of today’s best directors first learned their craft The art of discovery that video stores encouraged through the careful curation of clerks was the.