Friday, September 19, 2008

What a Brave New World we are living in.

Man, I hate to so blatantly throw out such an overused cliche like that. But, man... Aldous Huxley never saw this one coming.

IMBD is streaming movies and TV online, FOR FREE!

From Billy Wilder's SOME LIKE IT HOT to J.J Abrams latest and newest installment of FRINGE -- you the websurfing viewer, can watch these programs completely free.

They have also started to install a manner of uploading any videos you have as long as you are the sole copyright owner. Basically, IMDB is becoming YouTube -- and a television network in one fell swoop.

And it's all monetized. Advertisements run throughout the streams, much like normal television.

In addition, the normal functions of IMDB, looking up actors, directors, writers, producers and cross referencing them from one flick to the next is already built into the page you are viewing. So, not only can you watch the movie, but you can see other movies with the same star, or by the same writer, or director, or producer, etc. etc. at the click of a mouse button.

The barriers of distribution, budget, and network seem to be getting thinner and thinner. It seems like this could be a place for blossoming internet shows like DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-A-LONG BLOG, THE GUILD, and THE RETARDED POLICEMAN, as well as a glimpse into the future.

I can't wait to see what the future has in store.

1 comment:

Stuff said...

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