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About 10 years ago I was walking down a street in midtown Manhattan with an old friend that I hadnt seen in several years -- both of us worked in movies me for a film company and he as an independent writerdirector as we walked we passed a man on the street selling videocassettes of old movies by the Three Stooges Popeye cartoons from the 1930s and other similar fare for 5 each We stopped looked at each other and realized that the movie business and collecting and viewing movies would never be the same Had the man been selling those movies in their most economical film format they wouldve been twice as expensive and half as convenient and would have interested -- at best -- one in a hundred passersby Instead he was selling them at the rate of one or two a minute and was trying to put more titles out on his table That day I began pushing into the home-video side of the business because I realized where the future lay in the small company I worked for In simplest terms home video is the single biggest development in movies since synchronized sound -- it may even be bigger in the sense that it permanently changed the way that movies are packaged sold and watched where sound only added a key element to an already established entertainment medium Its development is a fascinating story in itself of industry ambitions and ignorance lost opportunities and unexpected successesThe origins of home video lay in the birth of television Although television has long been thought of as a post-World War II development it really dates from the 1920s as an invention and the 1930s as a broadcast medium -- most of the film companies actually had departments albeit small ones devoted to keeping up with television technology during World War II After the war when broadcasting resumed on a commercial basis the number of
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