9 Jun 2016

Online viewing picks of the week (9 June)

From Widescreen, 11:18 am on 9 June 2016

The best* online video we’ve been watching over the last seven days.

Vanity Fair have performed a valuable public service by estimating how much any given role on a giant blockbuster movie might earn the person doing it – from the director ($4,000,000) and writer ($250,000-$3,250,000) to cast members “Doctor Who Delivers Bad News” ($7,680) and “Intimidating Bouncer At Nightclub” ($1,920).

If you have ever wondered about film industry career choices, we suggest aim for Executive Producer ($1,000,000) as the best hourly rate in the business.


Fabrice Mathieu appears to have way too much time on his hands if this video mash-up called Darth by Darthwest is anything to go by – the famous cropduster attack from Hitchcock’s classic North by Northwest as if Cary Grant was on the planet Tattooine (and elsewhere in the Star Wars universe). It’s pretty amazing.


And in another unprecedented feat of scholarship, Ian Garwood surveys the increasing fetishisation of vinyl records in American independent movies once CD had won the format wars in the late 80s – Indy Vinyl.

Confirmation that CDs and – shiver – streaming are profoundly un-cinematic.


[*May not be the actual best. We haven’t watched the entire internet. If there’s anything you know of that we’ve missed, let us know at widescreen@rnz.co.nz]

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