The Academy's Tribute to the Power of Movies During These Times
by Alex Billington
May 22, 2020
Thank You, Movies. Movies are always there for us, ready to be watched anytime, ready to make us laugh and cry. We're living in unprecedented times, in a changed world due to a pandemic that has taken over the entire planet. Even though we've all been doing our best to stay at home in quarantine, and stop the spread of the coronavirus, it hasn't been easy. But thank goodness for movies! The Academy writes: "Grateful for the movies that have lifted us up, made us laugh and transported us during these unsettling times." They've published a short video capturing some of the wonderful movie moments from social media over these last few months. And it's a beautiful reminder of how much movies mean to us - to each and every last one of us.
Video posted by The Academy. Description from YouTube: "Here's how the movies have been there for us during quarantine." This was put together to celebrate cinema and how movies continue to bring us together during the pandemic - while we're all stuck at home, or worried about our family & friends, or working hard to keep the world going. Many people have been creating their own fun "movie theater at home" videos for social media, and hosting movie nights all the time. It's the best way to keep the excitement for movies even when we don't have movie theaters to go to yet. But they'll be back eventually, and we'll be back out there eventually. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy. And we hope you enjoy whatever you're watching tonight.
It should interesting to see what the next few years of movie releases will consist of. There must be very few movies in production right now around the world and there's no telling when that will get back to normal. What will this mean for theatres in a year or so? Strange times for sure and I can't wait for them to end but in the meantime, I sure have been getting my money's worth out of my Criterion Channel subscription that's for sure.
Charles Knowlton on May 24, 2020
Yeah, definitely. I'm also intrigued to find out, though I think some productions will resume soon enough this year. But will it change the stories being told and how we even watch movies from now on? Only time will tell. I also just subscribed to the Criterion Channel! Always so many films to watch. It's such a great collection. Just watched Rififi tonight on there.
Alex Billington on May 24, 2020
Don't you live in Europe now? Isn't the criterion channel only for people in the US? Or how does that work. I really wish I could try it as well but I thought it wasn't available here in northern Europe.
Efterklang on May 25, 2020
Shhhhhh! I still have US accounts and they don't have geo-blocking, thankfully. I have most of the streaming services, but some (like Netflix/Amazon) only show me titles available in my region. Criterion just shows everything. It's great. Please don't scare them into changing this ha.
Alex Billington on May 25, 2020
I see, that's nice. I do have a vpn, so maybe I could do something similar with that. Maybe I'll try sometime, will have to do some research. Don't worry, I won't snitch!
Efterklang on May 25, 2020
Haha...a movie company making a movie about movies! Just an AD really.
DAVIDPD on May 24, 2020
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