A public domain work is an orphan. No one is responsible for its life. But everyone exploits its use, until that time certain when it becomes soiled and haggard, barren of its previous virtues. How does the consumer benefit from the steady decline of a film's quality?
I found the most convincing part to be the working stiffs, the guys who have a modest home and kids who go to public schools. They make 5,000 to 00,000 a year. That's not much to live on. I don't have to tell you that.
I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.
The public's nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone.