--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> shempmcgurk wrote:
>
> >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@> wrote:
> > >
> > > shempmcgurk wrote:
> > >
> > > >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@>
wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > TurquoiseB wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > >You're a movie bunch.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >I know I'm 'way behind the times and all, living in
> > > > > >the boonies of France, and that it won the Oscar for
> > > > > >Best Film and all, but I just got around to seeing
> > > > > >"Crash" tonight. I'm blown away. One of the highest
> > > > > >(in a spiritual sense) films I've seen in a long,
> > > > > >long time, possibly since American Beauty.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >If you saw it, what did you think of it?  I think
> > > > > >it's a passionate -- and compassionate -- lecture
> > > > > >on interdependent origination. Bloody brilliant.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > It was one of my favorite movies from last year.  Now I
can't
> > > >understand
> > > > > why Hollywood doesn't make more films like these (I'm sure
> >there
> > > >will be
> > > > > a bunch of far less than satisfying knock offs).  It didn't
> >cost a
> > > >lot
> > > > > to make.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >You're right, "Crash" cost a measley $6.5 million in
production
> > > >costs which is a pittance...and DESPITE several big names, who
> > > >obviously did it for scale because they believed in it:
> > > >
> > > >http://tinyurl.com/ztq5s
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >  Seems that most of the boobs that still go to multiplexes
just
> > > > > want a bunch of junk.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Quite right!  So Hollywood is making the junk that people
> > > >want...and, hey, if they would continue to go see quality
> > > >like "Crash" then Hollywood would continue to do it.  But the
> >people
> > > >don't, so whose fault is that?  Not Hollywoods's.
> > > >
> > > >But if you look at people like the Weinstein's (Miramax) who
exist
> > > >and live in Hollywood and, although are technically
independents,
> > > >they work with the Studio system yet have, IMHO, put out more
> > > >quality movies in their existence than anyone else ever has.
> > > >
> > > >Take a look at what these guys have done:
> > > >
> > > >http://imdb.com/name/nm0005544/
> > > >
> > > >So it IS possible to do.  We'd all just like to see more of
it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Miramax WAS owned by Disney and a year or so ago the
Weinstein's
> >got it
> > > back from Disney.
> > >
> > > Lion's Gate is the distributor for Crash.  They also happened
to
> > > distribute the "3 Elements" DVD too.   Kevin Smith ("Clerks")
on
> >the
> > > commentary for one of his movies said as the Lion's Gate logo
came
> >up
> > > "Lion's Gate where your film winds up when no one else wants
> >it." :)
> > > They do distribute a lot of good little independent films.
> > >
> > > Sony Classic Films is another good indie and foreign
distributor.
> > >
> > > And if you have a fast broadband connection you can buy and
burn
> >your
> > > own DVDs online here:
> > > http://www.eztakes.com/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >How long does it take to download?
> >
> >Once you do it, do you leave it on your computer or, as you say
> >above, do you always burn a DVD with it and then erase what is on
> >the computer...or do you burn it DIRECTLY onto the DVD and it's
> >never on the computer?
> >
> >And, I assume they charge for the download?
> >
> >How much?
> >
> >
> > 
> >
> How long depends on the size of the DVD and your broadband
connection. 
> They have some small test DVDs and some DVDs that are almost 4
GB.  
> However their download system allows you to download in
segments.   You
> do burn a DVD and their software embeds your name into the start
screen
> and into the files.  Their software will also burn the DVD for
you.  I
> suspect most of their users have cable broadband which is faster
than
> the usual DSL (unless you buy a faster service).   BTW, the US
lags far
> behind other countries in broadband speed like Korea which has 21
mbps
> broadband.  So much for "competition."
>
> They have some freebies which are old public domain movies.  The
rest
> vary in price from $1.99 and up tough usually around $7.99. Just
peruse
> their catalog.  A friend is distributing some films on this site.
>
> <snip>
>

Thanks for the info...

You say Korea has 21 mbps.  I don't know what that means, actually. 
I have high speed internet through my cable TV company...how many
mbps is that (whatever mbps means)?






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