Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vanishing movies

With every new shift in media technology, from 16mm to VHS, from traditional broadcast to cable TV, from VHS to DVD, huge numbers of films are lost, says Facets Multi-Media executive director Milos Stehlik, who includes such titles as Robert Downey's Chafed Elbows, Abbas Kiarostami's Where Is the Friend’s House?, Glauber Rocha's Antonio Das Mortes, and Leslie Harris’s Just Another Girl on the IRT among the films he fears will disappear in a post-VHS culture.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Im saddened and depressed by this news : UK police monitor protests and journalists who cover the protests and then compile secret a database on them .

Survelance state in the UK now disturbs me to such an extent that i ask the question do i want to return home?