reblogged for the tag #hot franju looks
In this age of total accessibility of everything, you can’t Netflix this movie, and you can’t download it off of iTunes,” Jann, the film’s director, told BuzzFeed. At the time of publication, a copy of the bare-bones DVD, now out of print, could be purchased on Amazon.com for $60. “This is the ultimate cult movie. You can’t see it. I will loan someone my VHS copy for anyone that’s interested. —
So here’s the thing. I like Drop Dead Gorgeous because I grew up around enough pageants to like pageant movies. (No, I wasn’t in any, but my sister was. I have sat through more loudly belted Melissa Manchester than you know.) I’m also very sympathetic to the “everything isn’t available in the cloud” argument, as you know.
But in this case it simply isn’t true. A used copy goes on Amazon for about $15, and that’s if you go directly onto the Amazon page. Your next stop would be eBay; and though you’ve got to slog through results for something by the actress who voiced Lois in Family Guy and something I think might be porn, you can buy it for about $10. Or if you go on Google Shopping, eCrater, among other outlets, has one for $2.99.
There’s “difficult to stream,” there’s “difficult to purchase,” there’s “difficult to acquire, legally or not,” and then there’s “you can’t see it,” and they’re four different degrees of scarcity. “So difficult to encounter, it vanishes from cultural influence” generally happens around 2.5 or 3.
You also can so Netflix it — it’s in my DVD queue right now, with no “short wait” / “long wait” / “very long wait” messages attached to it (unlike Lolita, House Arrest, Foxes, Dick, Corrina Corrina, My Girl 2, Cadet Kelly, Mr. Saturday Night, the first two discs of Celebrity Mole: Hawaii, a Kelly Clarkson documentary, a Christina Aguilera documentary, some random Zooey Deschanel movie that I have never heard of and don’t recall putting in my queue, Svengali, Hannah Montana: Miley Says Goodbye?, and ER: Season 7: Disc 1, all of which are classified Very Long Wait).
Raymond Chandler’s cameo appearance in Double Indemnity. He looks less than amused with Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) in this scene.
yo, slavery is fucking gross…imma keep my slaves doe lol — Thomas Jefferson (via unimpressed2chainz)
This oppressive cyberpunk dystopia is nothing like the oppressive cyberpunk dystopian future I was promised.
a year old and still fucking relevant
And now, Ms. Dennison of Sotheby’s said, ‘all he has to do is figure out the Holland Tunnel traffic.’ (The Journal Square PATH station is a 10-minute walk.) — Moving Magnate Is the Impresario Behind Mana Contemporary (via hydeordie)