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September 5, 2016

Special Report: A Thousand Cuts

Special Guest: Dennis Bartok, Jeff Joseph

Mike talked with Jeff Joseph and Dennis Barok about their book A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, now available via the University of Mississippi Press.

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"Film One" - John Foxx
"Un Film Francais" - Soehngenetic


  1. why iam try download is always corrupt file

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  2. This was a very informative and poignant portrait of the love of the medium of film. The indifference toward it in this digital age is sad but predictable. Sometimes I wonder how much of the audiovisual materials that are currently accessible will be available in a few decades. After all, to create a digital copy of movie or show one has to have the analog form to scan.

    It has struck me that the last decade and half, especially with the advent of the DVD, has been a golden age for the availability of movies. With the decreasing popularity of the physical formats, fewer titles are being released or kept in circulation. Some of the films I watched six or seven years ago during my exploration of genre and exploitation cinema are already hard to find.

    An even bigger question for me is whether there will be much interest in 20th-century audiovisual culture. It does seem as though the tendency of the new to obliterate the past is accelerating. How many twenty-year-olds in the middle of the 21st century will be interested in a black-and-white sci-fi creature feature made a century earlier?

    Maybe, in the end, every form of entertainment and artistic expression has its heyday, and only a fragment of that creative output will remain relevant to future generations.