Skip to comments.Hollywood Clicks on the Work of Web Auteurs [Are candidates paying attention this?]
Posted on 07/23/2006 3:04:40 PM PDT by summer
Scenes from MySpace: The Movie, created by David Lehre. The 11-minute parody of... MySpace and its users has had millions of hits since it first appeared on the site YouTube on Jan. 31.
EVEN as David Lehres MySpace: The Movie, ... spawned a high-profile feeding frenzy, some of the Hollywood agents, managers and lawyers who were clamoring to represent him didnt know much about who he was...
Its their fear of not being a part of it, said Scott Vener, Mr. Lehres manager...
,,,Their nightmare is a direct feed from moviemaker to audience, said Walter Kirn ...
Geoffrey Gilmore, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: We are probably at a period of greater change than we have had in the past 50 years. The industry is scared about what they should make and how they should deliver it. Whats the next step? Wheres the development coming from?
MySpace: The Movie first appeared on YouTube on Jan. 31 and since then has had millions of hits, enough viewers to rival big-budget films or TV shows. Mr. Lehre, who is 21 and lived at his parents home ...
... Mr. Gilmore also wondered what sort of filtering mechanisms would evolve on the Internet, if any. Of course what makes the Web attractive is that there are no gatekeepers managers, agents, studio executives, or film-festival programmers to get past. ...
Mr. Kirn predicted that all of the zoo animals are going to get out. He continued, The question is whether they will be paid, ...
The Net is going to unleash a hybrid talent and a hybrid sensibility, he said. What it needs is an Orson Welles, an unclassifiable polymath. It will reward someone with that kind of talent.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
I meant to say in my title: [Are candidates paying attention to this?]
I'm thinking Election 2008 and the winner of the White House prize may well be the one who's parody of the other candidate gets the most hits on the internet.
I'm thinking Election 2008 and the winner of the White House prize may well be the one whose parody of the other candidate gets the most hits on the internet.
Its a great communication tool, user friendly and everything, but the idea of it holding long term sway is far and away overated.
Politicans are slow to adapt, and myspace might not even be worth the time or effort to get involved with.
BTW, sorry about the double-posts on this thread. My posting button is out of control here! LOL...
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And, martin, certainly, you are a future politico movie-maker for FR! My goodness! How many funny graphic parodies have you made already? I lose track...
DING, DING, DING! We have a winner! The lighbulb has gone off! And, not surprisingly, it's FR's own Congressman Billybob who wins today's prize... congrats to you! :)
LOL! If Only. < |:)~
Oh, you make me laugh, martin. Of course you could do this!
I have a myspace listing, but I forgot the password. I'm such an idiot. ;-)
BTW, think of all the publicity Stephen Colbert has gotten from his lame interviews with politicians. Why any politician would agree to sit down with him, when it's obvious the politician will only look like a shmuck when it's over, I don't know. A smart politico would be making his own movies -- instead of being tossed around like a sinking ship on The Colbert Report.
ROTFLMAO...and, why exactly do you need a myspace listing, Dog? Not getting enough pings here? JUST KIDDING! :)
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