Cecille B DeMille predicts YouTube!

Well, kinda.

From the Paleofuture blog: a 1925 newspaper interview entitled “Expect Movies to be Produced in Every Home” in which legendary Hollywood producer/director Cecil B DeMille predicts that:

“Within the next 20 years some householder with absolutely no studio training will produce a screen masterpiece, with no stage except that of his own parlor, dining room or bedroom.”

What he doesn’t predict is that these will be about two minutes long and mainly feature cats.

Nor is the headline “Expect Movies to be Downloaded Illegally from BitTorrent in Every Home”, which would really be impressive.

Other than that, he was right on the money (give or take a few decades). It’s interesting how bad the movie industry has become about keeping ahead of technological change…


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