EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston

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review Ð I Lost It At the Video Store 107 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Roston Es uentin Tarantino Kevin Smith Darren Aronofsky David O Russell and Allison Anders who came of age during the reign of video rentals and constructs a living personal narrative of an era of cinema history which though now gone continues to shape film culture today. As an individual who grew up smack dab in the heart of the video rental store era of entertainment consumption I am always fascinated with and nostalgic about the meteoric rise and eually dramatic fall of those businesses In this book a number of storiesinterviews from famous filmmakers uentin Tarantino Darren Aronofsky David O Russell to name a few are collected to show how the Video Store affected their lives in filmFirst and foremost I want to point out that I Lost It At The Video Store is a short interview centric work It isn t any sort of treatise on the video rental business whatsoever That s kind of what I expected when I was anticipating the book but I uickly discovered that this wasn t the case Instead this is a collection of stories from filmmakersnothing nothing lessInitially I was a bit disappointed that this was such a short book based on personal recollections but I uickly discovered that most of those remembrances were very interesting and spot on in relation to my experiences with video rental stores It was fun to hear that even these established big name luminaries in the film business had the same experiences emotions and reactions to the video rental industry that I didAnother specific thing that I really liked about this book was how much of a difference there was between opinions Obviously these are very smart people who have put some brainpower into answering the uestions and thinking about the issues at hand While some like Tarantino desperately miss the video store format others are perfectly fine with its demise and are excited about what the future has to bring As in life there is a dichotomy in most things and I like how that is portrayed even in this small tomeOverall then this is a solid title that covers a niche market that is only now beginning if that to get some coverage whether nostalgic research based or otherwise Much like the generation that grew up on Nintendo only to see that market completely change a topic that gets uite a bit of press there is a similar generation reared on trips to the video store that now has to navigate a digitalstreaming world As such I Lost It can serve two purposes uite nicely It can wax nostalgic for those who lived it while providing a uniue glimpse into the past for those who have only known the current digital format of video consumption

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I Lost It At the Video Store

review Ð I Lost It At the Video Store 107 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Roston 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. ARC for 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 wider range of choices I also loved Nicole Holofcener s repeated 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 really miss 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 really the only way I learned about and came to love independent filmand Holofcener is correct it was through browsing the aisles by spending time reading 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 recouping 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 would be made back on video even if there was little to no theatrical 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 interesting read for those interested in the topic

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review Ð I Lost It At the Video Store 107 characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Roston 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. I somehow found this book in the online catalogue for my current local library system and I just had to read itI do not think this book is a good fit for most people but it hit a home run 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 resonated with me but not everything I do want to get into filmmaking but with 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 read as many as I can yet but it is going off a collective few people s memories about the business and their love of film I 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


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston The premise of this book really intrigued me as I too remember walking through the aisles of the mom and pop video stores gawking at covers and renting everything I could I didn't really have an experience of not having movies readily availab

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    Summary I Lost It At the Video Store EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Roston ARC for 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 s

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    Summary I Lost It At the Video Store EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston Tom Roston ✓ 7 characters This book will age well In thirty to forty years it will make for a great historical curio of a bygone era As non fiction however it's too thin and unfortunately structured as an unconvincing faux conversation That said it'

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston Tom Roston ✓ 7 characters Summary I Lost It At the Video Store I somehow found this book in the online catalogue for my current local library system and I just had to read itI do not think this book is a good fit for most people but it hit a home run with me If I had an idea of the ki

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    Summary I Lost It At the Video Store characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Roston Tom Roston ✓ 7 characters This was kind of a 35 for me I enjoyed the interviews a great deal But for people who know a good deal about late 20th century pop culture there's not a lot new here I wish that there had been a little analysis or insight provided by the author something other than just the interviewees

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston uick fun nostalgic read with some interesting antidotes on video store culture

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    Summary I Lost It At the Video Store Tom Roston ✓ 7 characters characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Tom Roston As an individual who grew up smack dab in the heart of the “video rental store” era of entertainment consumption I am always fascinated with and nostalgic about the meteoric rise and eually dramatic fall of those businesses In th

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston 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 then DVDs of all genres And I was there when the entir

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston I grew up in this era too so I had a certain nostalgic fondness for what the filmmakers talk about While I thought this book was too s

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    Summary I Lost It At the Video Store EBOOK DOWNLOAD I Lost It At the Video Store AUTHOR Tom Roston Twenty two page intro for a 150 page book should probably have just been a piece on one of the millions pop culture websitesi don't hate mumblecore like a lot of people but i will probably not see any joe swanberg movies any time soon

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