Sick Oh!

Michael Moores Sicko gerieht zwei Wochen vor der Leinwandpremiere als perfekte Kopie in die P2P-Netzwerke und wurde auch auf Google-Video gesichtet. Das hat Herr Moore unter anderem dazu zu sagen (Hervorhebungen von mir):

I'm glad that people were able to see my movie," he said in a surprising twist. "I'm not a big believer in our copyright laws. I think they're way too restrictive. I just read Don DeLillo's book 'Falling Man,' a wonderful book. If I were suddenly to take this out of my bag and say to you, 'Hey, you should read this, it's great' would I be breaking the law? No. I'd be sharing something with you. I'm sharing a work of art with you, and what happens is that if you like that book, there's a very good chance you might go on Amazon next week and order three more of Don DeLillo's books, because you got the free book from me. I've never supported this concept of going after Napster. I think the rock bands who fought this were wrong. I think filmmakers are wrong about this. I think sharing's a good thing. I remember the first time I received a cassette tape of a band called The Clash. I became an instant fan of the Clash and then bought their albums after that and went to their concerts and gave them my moneyĶ but I first got it for free. C'mon. Everyone in here's either young or were young, and that's how it happens, right?"

"I don't like what's going on with this issue," he continued, "but as a filmmaker, I made this film to be seen on a 40-foot screen. I don't even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don't like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen. That's how the filmmaker intended them to be seen, and I really hope people go see this movie on the big screen and sit there on opening weekend with 300 of your fellow Americans, yelling, jeering, cheering, screaming, laughing, crying and leaving the theatre like, 'Woah. Let's have a drink and talk about this.' That's the communal experience and that's why movies never die. They said television would kill the movies, it didn't. They said VCRs would kill the movies, it didn't. Now they're saying this is going to kill the movies. It won't. People want to get out of the house and go to the movies! Nothing's ever going to kill that, and I really hope people will do that on opening weekend."