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    I haven't seen it but I know that it originally...

    I haven't seen it but I know that it originally aired on broadcast. What's the implication? Is it just their particular style? Are they trying to make it super dramatic with the extra fade outs? Is...
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    I think short form kind of sucks. I mean, you...

    I think short form kind of sucks. I mean, you could break up a longer story into short chunks. I'm rewatching star trek Voyager now and, like all commercially-interrupted shows, it ends with a...
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    I know that people lost their jobs, and I'm sad...

    I know that people lost their jobs, and I'm sad about that. But I'm 0% surprised. and to add insult to injury, not only did no one want to buy quibi, nobody even wants to pick up their content...
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    Well I get free Prime shipping ever since I made...

    Well I get free Prime shipping ever since I made a complaint like 7 years ago. But none of the media that comes with Prime.

    I should get my wife to sign up and do a trial so we can check it out....
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    No I haven't seen that. I get Amazon Prime for...

    No I haven't seen that. I get Amazon Prime for free but without their media offerings so I don't see any of it.

    That sounds cool - and confusing. I'm intrigued.

    I'm all for new creative forms....
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    Oh my god, don't get me started on vertical...

    Oh my god, don't get me started on vertical video. I can't believe we have to adapt the whole medium because people can't be bothered to rotate their phones.

    You can have a nice composition in...
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    I completely agree with you. But to answer your...

    I completely agree with you. But to answer your question, I think their business model was rooted in building an exclusive library of celebrity-rich content. (Eg if you want to watch the Chrissy...
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    One thing about Chekhov, it looks like even his...

    One thing about Chekhov, it looks like even his short stories could be made into feature-length films, such as this one - https://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/27/movies/27ward.html

    A feature film...
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    Yeah they were only a blip on my radar - but I...

    Yeah they were only a blip on my radar - but I know I've read about them multiple times in the news. Never bothered to actually check it out tho
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    Interesting take, DLD. Quibi has some...

    Interesting take, DLD. Quibi has some deep-pocketed investors.

    I haven't read Chekhov's short plays.

    I'd argue that comedy or music videos, for example, deliver a type of spectacle that can...
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    I have very mixed feelings about that, much as I...

    I have very mixed feelings about that, much as I love Princess Bride. But hey it's for a good cause
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    they may be reversing course on that according to...

    they may be reversing course on that according to the article
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    Quibi in Trouble

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jun/28/quibi-netflix-jeffrey-katzenberg-crash

    Quibi is blaming its woes on the pandemic. But come on - streaming viewership has gone up, not down.
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