Thursday, April 27, 2023

Own it

A post at NRO explains why I will always buy DVDs and books and CDs:
Always buy your favorite movies or television series in physical media. To rely upon streaming services is to be prey to the whims of vast, impersonal corporations whose profit calculations (or internal political oscillations) will inevitably triumph over any considerations of art or authenticity. Your favorite movie may be edited! It may be altered by CGI against your wishes. It may simply be suppressed altogether. And you will have no recourse. For lovers of the art of cinema and television, remember this above all else: If you rely upon an umbilical connection to the internet to provide you with something, you do not truly own it, and never did.
Jeff Blehar, "Steven Spielberg Regrets Adulterating Steven Spielberg’s Legacy," NRO, April 26, 2023.

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