EST (electronic sell through), VOD (video on demand) – are those the new abbreviations we need to learn instead of ORF or ARD? No – it’s easier than that. Flat fee. Easy to operate. Great things to see. NETFLIX takes me further away from classical TV, now that their own flagship series HOUSE OF CARDS (and many other great series) has arrived on their distribution channel in the German speaking realm (they must have bought back the rights). And if TV stations don’t learn to appreciate a public with more of an attention span than a squirrel, their decline is certain. As is the decline of DVD and BlueRay – stop nagging me with legal advise, Trailers and elaborate menues: I WANT TO SEE A FLICK, dammit!! As German comedian Dieter Nuhr so aptly put it in one of his programmes (on Netflix): “Smart TV’s might live up to their name and change TV channels on their own, like: Den Scheiß schau’ ich mir nicht länger an.” Sic!
Sometimes a film haunts you – in a good way, even though it has its flaws. THE FOUNTAIN is one such, but you’ll need some patience to sit through your confusion as to which story […]
ALLSTEPHENMOYER.COM, one of the best websites concerning actor/director/producer Stephen Moyer , recently posted an exclusive interview with the man, who played “Vampire Bill” in HBO’s epic Vampire show TRUE BLOOD. This post, as well as the full […]
Der dreiteilige Fernsehfilm ADLON, den Constantin-Chef Oliver Berben (Sohn der schönen Iris) produziert hat, kam mir im ersten Teil dramaturgisch und schnitttechnisch recht hilflos vor (vielleicht hatte ich zuvor zuviel Cineastisches konsumiert). Faszinierend war die […]