Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Rise of Hollywood, Part 2

I didn't even know about this film when I posted my first post about The Rise of Hollywood, but obviously there are some clever minds still left in Hollywood who saw digital as the future in filmmaking and decided to embrace it, rather than ignore it. Can anyone say, Issac Asimov's Foundation?

And hey, if you're lazy, just read the boldface:

The movie that enters the unknown (Excerpted)
'Bubble' to come out on all kinds of screens Friday
Thursday, January 26, 2006; Posted: 3:57 p.m. EST (20:57 GMT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Bubble," about a murderous love triangle at a small-town doll factory, was shot on high-definition video and runs just 73 minutes. It had no script: Doebereiner and her co-stars, all non-actors from the southern Ohio-West Virginia border where the movie was set, improvised their dialogue based on an outline by screenwriter Coleman Hough, who also wrote Soderbergh's similarly stripped-down "Full Frontal."

But the most unusual part of all hasn't even happened yet. When "Bubble" comes out Friday, it will appear simultaneously in theaters and on cable television, with a DVD release scheduled for just a few days later. Amid dwindling box-office numbers and rampant piracy, it's an experimental alternative to the traditional movie-release method.

"The biggest thing is people having access to the movie who might not have access to it for a while," Soderbergh told The Associated Press. "They might have read about it and they're interested but they don't live near an art cinema, or they don't have a video store that carries this kind of stuff, and this way they can get it and get a hold of it as soon as they've heard about it."

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