“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Paramount-YouTube Connection..

Posted on October 15, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   There are a lot of channels on YouTube that claim to offer full movies for free. The catch, usually, is that these channels are not endorsed by film studios, and as a result, they rarely last very long before getting struck down by copyright claims.

   The Paramount Pictures vault, however, is different. It’s now a YouTube channel that offers full movies for free, and unlike the other channels, it is actually run by its titular studio. You’ll find more than 100 classic movies from the Paramount back catalog, all available for free.

   The Paramount Vault has been around since the beginning of 2015, but it has only recently started to receive attention from media outlets. However, according to the fine print, it’s only available in the United States.

Paramount_logo_1914    Paramount has reached decades back to pull out rarities that span all genres. Sure, the selection isn’t tremendously exciting, but these films would otherwise spend their time collecting dust. This is like enjoying Cinecon from the comfort of your own residence. Beyond these full films, the Paramount Vault also offers individual clips from the studio’s more famous productions, and this is where the channel’s strategy starts to take shape. A famous clip from Sunset Boulevard, for example, is preceded by a still image that repurposes the film’s most famous line: I’m ready for my selfie.

   Viewers might well find themselves wandering around in the Paramount Vault for hours or days, unaware of how much time they’ve been spending there. Indeed!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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