Re: FA on iTunes
- Thanks for the tip Luann. I wonder why they have some and not others.
All the early RKO Astaire movies are now owned by Warner Bros. So if
they got a license to Divorcee, why not others? I wonder if there is
any way to suggest to them what to license and put in their store???
--- In email@example.com, "Rita Marlowe Schmidlap"
> About a year ago I checked the iTunes store and found only one Astaire
> movie available for purchase - Funny Face. The irony of watching this
> widescreen classic on the business-card sized screen of my new iPhone
> appealed to me so I downloaded it.
> And yes, I am aware that free software available online will allow you
> to convert DVD and other video formats to the iTunes format. Sometimes
> it's nice to pay for these things so that we can encourage their
> release into new formats. But I digress.
> Just now I was poking around again and found that there are several
> more FA movies available. If you search for Astaire, it will show you
> FDTR, Gay Divorcee, and Funny Face. Holiday Inn is also available,
> though it doesn't come up in an "Astaire" search. Whether or not you
> want to buy them, you can view the trailers for free in fairly high
> quality video - certainly better than that of YouTube or the TCM site.
> There are a lot of goofy mistakes here - my favorite being the album
> art on something called "Fred Astaire: the Musical Prodigy" which has
> a lovely picture of Bing Crosby on the cover.