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Netflix, Hold The “Flix”

parislemon:

I’ve long had a love affair with Netflix. But perhaps more so than any other service, the relationship has changed over time. Not in a bad way, necessarily — it’s just different. And it’s different, because Netflix is different. It’s a service that keeps re-inventing itself.

That should be obvious to anyone paying attention. But it took this post by Felix Salmon to point out the obvious to me: in its transition to full-on streaming, Netflix is no longer about movies.

Said another way: Netflix has ramped up the “net” and wound down the “flix”.

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Good observation.

It would be interesting to see a streaming service come along that catered to films. I would pay a solid ten bucks a month if TCM had a well curated collection that was available without a cable subscription.

I know Hulu has a deal with Criterion but they still put ads in the middle of the film which should have been a deal breaker for a company like Criterion that prides itself on preserving the intentions of the filmmakers.

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    The problem won’t go away until Hollywood realizes that on the long run this is probably their most sustainable source...
  3. beardchutney reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Spot on. Netflix’s film selection while better than the rest gets worse each month.
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  7. hibachilasergun reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Good piece on what has become of Netflix. Completely agree that it has become almost useless for movies, but is...
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  10. pure-ambition reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    True, except their company is worth nearly 60 times what it was worth back in 2002.