Spielberg Doesn't Want His Lousy Movies Watched On The iPod

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It's not only the MPAA that doesn't want you porting your media to other devices, Hollywood directors are also throwing a fit. In an interview with NBC, Spielberg said that his movies will never be tailored to fit the iPod Video. He says:

"That's one medium where I have to draw the line. We'll shoot for television and the movies and let there be a wide gap" between that and the small 3-inch screen. He also said that he felt that people are social animals who will choose to go out to a movie rather than watch a show on widescreen.

Thanks Steve, but we'll watch our movies however we like, wherever we like. And if you start making decent movies again, we'll watch yours as well.

Spielberg calls for responsible TV [Reuters]

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Oh, Stevie's just locked in the old school mentality of how special his "art" is:

Theatre is life.

Film is art.

Television is furniture.

To which I add: iPod's are personal.

I take great delight in showing people my collection of feature films on my iPod, including "Titanic" - which I put on there with the specific intent of pissing off James Cameron - and "Citizen Kane", "Harvey, "Network", and "Casino Royale" (both versions).

Yes, it's all about the "user" watching what they want, when they want, and how they want. Stevie can kvetch all he wants about how he "won't alow" his films to be watched in any way contrary to his original "vision".

My answer: Piss off, Steve, and if you don't like it just go find a corner to go sulk in and count your money.

I'll be in the opposite corner - watching "E.T.", Jurassic Park", "Schindler's List", "Raiders Of The Lost Ark", and "Close Encounters" - on my frickin' iPod.