I just got married. I am thrilled. We even got some gifts out of it. We now have the Bergman Archives next to our Kubrick ones. These are beautiful books reinforcing my love for great movies. They make me want to see more great movies. How can this phenomenon be carried over to other aspects of film culture.
Why does only Criterion make fetish objects out of their video releases? It seems that this should be a real area of focus for Truly Free Filmmakers. When I really connect with a film, I want something special that enhances my appreciation for it. I would love to find some good examples of what filmmakers have done to make the packaging of their video something truly special.
This was also recently focused a bit on in Roger Tinch's 2009 Trend Prediction for the CineVegas blog.