In a follow-up to our conversation on Classics*, which Russ and Zach recorded on the way to New York Comic Con at the beginning of October, comes a conversation that was recorded on the way home from the show.

After a conversation with Itsy Bitsy director Micah Gallo for his day job, Russ was left wondering how movies are distributed and marketed in a post-video environment. With only a small number of distributors accounting for the vast majority of what people watch nowadays, there are a lot of movies that go into the marketplace...but nobody notices. And very few ways to get word-of-mouth going.

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October 29, 2017

Classics*

Whether it’s Oscar bait or crowd-pleasers, every year or two there is a movie that everyone is briefly convinced will be a classic for the ages, held up on the Mount Rushmore of film alongside Citizen Kane and The Godfather.

And basically every time, those people are wrong.

Is it because the movie itself is not as good as we thought it was, because of changing tastes, or just the fact that people do not want to accept new additions to the canon?

In any case, this is what Zach and Russ talked about in the car on the way to NYCC. This audio is captured from the Facebook live feed, so apologies for background hiss.

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