I rememeber, as a young boy, going to the movie theaters on a Sat. or Sun.
matinee & seeing 3 features, a batch of cartoons, & a newsreel ( pre-TV
days ) for $ .25 & later on $ .50. Refreshments were dirt cheap. Also, if
you wanted to stay & see it all over again, you could.
Mary Hopkins said it right in later years: " Those were the days ".
Your search for sound & video ends here!
Jay Sonin, General Manager
Music Hunter Distributing Company
25-58 34th Street, Suite # 2
Astoria, NY 11103-4902
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Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The TV thread...
> There is another viewpoint to this argument. Wine drinkers want what Tom
> has defined or simply to numb their senses. There are different kinds of
> wines. Young people may want a caffeine buzz. Different objectives.
> There are plenty of young people at movie theatres, which is one reason I
> don't go there much anymore. I dislike crowds, cell phones shining in my
> eyes, and people talking or smacking on popcorn while I try to watch a
> movie that I paid too much to see in the first place. In the day of real
> film (not digital projectors) add to this list the wretched condition of
> the print after it has been run for a while. And the lousy sound quality
> of some theatres. I learned a long time ago that all the arguments for
> film being superior to TV jut don't hold up so well in the real world.
> joe salerno
> On 12/8/2010 9:18 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> It's all about convenience and ubiquity with the younger generations.
>> They don't really care about media quality as much as they care about
>> media quantity and accessibility at all times and in all places. It's
>> like thinking about fine wine (here made akin to high-resolution media
>> played back on good equipment in a comfortable but not necessarily
>> convenient location) vs. Coca-Cola from a vending machine. It's are you
>> thirsty or do you wish for a deeper sensation of taste and feeling? I
>> think younger people don't even know the deeper experience is out there
>> because they are drowning in a sea of thirst-slaking. This argument is
>> made by high-end audio mags and dealers all the time. They say if you
>> expose your average younger kid to better sound and video, they'll want
>> it, they just didn't know it was out there. I haven't seen any
>> large-number evidence of exposure translating to desire, however. The
>> sea of junk-media is time-sucking and all-encompassing, so when is there
>> time to enjoy "fine wine"?
>> -- Tom Fine