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My letter to the movie industry

Posted March 15th, 2006 in General by Jeff O'Hara

The movie industry just doesn’t get it. They blame all their problems on Piracy, yet I don’t know a single person that actually downloads movies. I think downloading of movies is far over blown, it just takes too long. I get 800K per second downloads yet it’s still too slow for movies. The nice thing about downloading music was the instant gratification. Most of us that use computers need that instant gratification and downloading movies just doesn’t give us that.

The real root of the Movie industry’s problems is lack of compelling movies. I think I saw 3 movies total this year at the theaters, The Wedding Crashers, 40yr Old Virgin, & Walk the Line. Those were the only 3 movies that interested me enough to see them in the theater. Guess what my entertainment has been, exactly in this order, The Internet, HDTV, Music, DVD’s, videogames.

I think the real problem why everyone’s sales are down is there are too many options to consume media. Think of it, how many options did you have 5, 10, 20 years ago compared to what we have today to consume media. I know I consume more media today than I did 10 years ago, I just get it from more sources which declines how much I pay to each source.

Movie industry, you better not sit on your fat asses and whine about piracy, because it’s not your real problem. The problem is the market changing and you have to change with it or your going t0 get left in the dust by people that see the writing on the wall.

Good luck, your so screwed!!!

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