|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] 50th
|On 01/23/2013 10:03 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On 01/23/2013 05:35 PM, Ron Guerin wrote:
>> On 01/23/2013 01:12 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> This cold weather is reminding me that my 50th birthday is coming up
>> That, and the blinking red crystal in your palm.
> which in itself is proof of an aging postmodern sense of pop-culture.
I had started doing "Movie Night" when I was living in Brooklyn, and I
quickly discovered nobody wanted to watch recent movies; they'd seen
them all already. So I switched tactics and started showing "Forbidden
Planet" and "The Forbin Project" and Movie Night turned into easy wins.
Pretty much any movie that's older than your guests are seems to work.
First time I ever saw the Andromeda Strain was in Brooklyn.
*shift* Hollywood's been pretty bad about preserving its past. The
Internet isn't looking a whole lot better, other than what the Internet
Archive is doing. How much of our media is still going to be playable
50 years from now? I've already got media files from the Interweb
Bubble Era that won't play properly or at all on anything.