PS3 + MUBI +YOU
Hi all, please take a look here http://www.theauteurs.com
is the answer 2 this topic “because of SONY”?
I appreciate all the information we are gathering -albeit in bits and pieces -thanks to the research by the forum members, but the information just shared above @tinch, dzimas, and shakti is even more depressing.
When is the CEO going to respond? I think we would like the opportunity to respectfully respond to something we hear from the jefe.
T said he was going to respond in a while after the press conferences, and likely hoopla, have died down.
Oops, I guess it was a meeting, not press conference, but the point is the same.
mubi, sony – is the whole world going to speak in 2 syllables in 20 years.
they could not even spell the Auteurs right : “Mubi, previously The Autuers” … such a shame
wonder if they are going to stream in India any time soon – the name seems to be just right for a Bollywood channel, oh and shouldn’t forget about Nigeria too
@ Fraser: of course, but somehow it seems more portentous now… on the site previously known as The Auteurs….
“We are MUBI.
Ok, lets make this simple… Do you know who Kubrick is? What about Antonioni? David Lynch? Ring any bells?
It’s ok, don’t bother if you don’t…
But lets get this straight, we are not just an online cinema and we are not just some tech and film geeks in California—well, some of us are, yes—but we are 300,000 friends talking, discovering, and sharing films with one another every day. In fact, every 2 minutes there’s someone joining us. Yes. 2 minutes. Sorry to get a bit geeky (we warned you!), but that’s 700 people joining each day. Not bad… but joining what?
The Mubi Team"
“films on mubi” gives my toungue a cramp
You might want to consider changing the first letter of your screen name Bubi Girl :)
Resistance is futile.
Well here’s my point of view, not that I expect it to stand out in all of this.
I only just heard of MUBI through the Playstation.blog but I’ve been a film fan for years. I enjoy alternative films like Stalker and Oldboy and had all the Coen Brother’s DVDs long before they hit the big time. I bore my friends daily with my talk of cinematography and alienate most visitors with my obscure DVD collection. In short, if the name change hadn’t gone through then I wouldn’t have found your wonderful community… but yeah, MUBI is a stupid name and the PS.blog post seemed ridiculously pretentious.
Bring back The Auteurs?
hey great, the log in page is ‘theauteurs.com’ and says the auteurs on it, no sign of mubi there. and i have to say it looks very nice indeed.
@McBean god forbid – i will a have a cramp at my finger while typing a letter. just let me shed tears… if anything i have a real name, but prefer to be anonymous since using mubi.com
Connor—welcome. I found this site because of a slashfilm.com post about the Fake Criterion thread.
Life’s just funny that way.
Welcome Connor. Don’t make any slip-ups, you’re the first brave pioneer of the PS3 crew. ;)
I think we have all been taken for a bunch of BUBES!
Speak for yourself. I see no ‘taking’ at all.
Feel free to disagree.
I think GRUBI might have been a better fit for a movie streaming website looking to hook up with Sony and other cool cats in the biz. Looks like Efe plans on going Tarantino on PS3,
Not too sure how many people would’ve voted for MUBI for the Webby awards as opposed to The Auteurs… suspect timing to say the least…
Well, read the terms on the company page here. This explains a lot.
What’s all that stuff with InBev? Is there some concern minors may be drinking while watching mubis?
“What’s all that stuff with InBev?”
Haha, thats bizarre!
^ from the Stella Artois festivals.
Hmm, so It looks like Anheuser-Busch/InBev owns this post in the “Alcohol and Film” thread where I slag them off?
They can have it.
Efe told me this morning they’d be removing that language from the Terms page.
Yeah Josh, I see that they took off the language referring to “all” of the site content, but since my post was directly related to Anheuser-Busch InBev, they can claim that content and take legal action against me since I used one of their ads in my post. Quoting from the new terms of service:
“InBev S.A. is the owner of copyright in this site where contents relate to Stella Artois or any InBev product. Pictures, graphics, text, images of places or people are either the property of InBev or used on this site with permission of InBev. No portion relating to Stella Artois or any InBev related content on this site, including but not limited to the text, images, audio or video, may be used in any manner, or for any purpose, without InBev’s express written permission, except if indicated herein.”
AB InBev is a company with awful business practices, and I wouldn’t put it past them to exploit the “glitch” on the Terms page. They have taken legal action for far more frivolous reasons.
As it stands now, we have freedom of speech on this site as long as we don’t talk about InBev. I’m not a lawyer, but that’s what it looks like to me.
““You are opening up the world,” Varda said to Cakarel on the way into the conference. The veteran French filmmaker is putting her entire oeuvre on Mubi—but admits that she (like many other fans of the site) resists the recent name change to a more global-friendly brand. Panahi insisted that Mubi will remain committed to its niche of high-quality films, and that the Auteurs label will continue to exist on the site.”
Note that all the InBev stuff is off the Terms page now.
has Efe already posted the reply, answering to our doubts and fears, he promised about Mubiland?
“is the answer 2 this topic “because of SONY”?”
Yes, LIKES2SLEEP. Yes it is.
edit: but this collaboration with ps3 could be interesting.