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Where Does Hollywood Draw Its Inspiration From?

Hollywood is an industry that thrives on telling stories, creating characters, and inventing worlds, and while some of its most memorable moments have been truly original and enchanting works, many of the films that it makes take their inspiration from elsewhere. Whether it’s dialogue from the page of a storybook, a frame from a comic, or a moment of epic ...

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Unevenly Distributed: What Gremlins Says About The 80s And Its Tech

Even before the viewer catches a glimpse his first Mogwai, Joe Dante's Gremlins establishes the link between the titular goblins and malfunctioning technology by way of Randy Peltzer and his many incompetent inventions. It's a film very much of its time, with many fascinating things to say about the way Reagan-era Americans looked at technology. It's also a movie that would be impossible to remake today, for one big reason: the smartphone is our Bathroom Buddy.

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RealNetworks Releases RealDVD, Hollywood Cries

Have a Windows PC and a Netflix account? Perfect. Grab your credit card and get ready to hand over $30 to RealNetworks. Yes, that Real. The one with the obsolete streaming audio format. Yes! That’s the one! You see, Real just released RealDVD. It’s a legal application that allows you to rip DVDs to up to five computers without ramifications. ...

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Rent, Rip, Return, Baby!

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make a digital copy of any of your DVDs as if it were an audio CD you wanted to import with iTunes? You can! I mean, you will once RealNetworks introduces it’s $30 software program: RealDVD. It’ll allow users to make a digital copy of an entire DVD, including all the extras ...

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