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A Boy and His Dog is available for viewing on the Internet Archive

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posted by KokuRyu (43 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Such a delicious ending.
posted by odinsdream at 9:11 PM on June 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's public domain already?
posted by lekvar at 9:22 PM on June 5, 2009


Lapsed copyright, according to the Wikipedia article. This is as it should be.
posted by maxwelton at 9:25 PM on June 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh my god. Thank you.
posted by zippy at 9:28 PM on June 5, 2009


Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. It's just that Ellison has a reputation for lawyerin' up early and often.

I already have it in my Netflix queue, as I've recently found out my girlfriend hasn't been subjected to it yet. I'm looking forward to the low-brow joking to come over the next week.
posted by lekvar at 9:30 PM on June 5, 2009


Say what you will about that film, it has good taste.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:32 PM on June 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ellison on the film (part 1) (part 2).
posted by maudlin at 9:32 PM on June 5, 2009


My mom absolutely loved this movie! She also pulled me out of school early one day (7th grade) to take me to a matinee showing of Death Race 2000. We laughed & laughed together at stuff like this. I miss my mom....
posted by squalor at 9:38 PM on June 5, 2009 [6 favorites]


I had to have the ending explained to me as a kid. Which entailed my mom, who rented it for me based on the title, actually see the movie. So after watching the whole thing alone and getting maybe 1/4 of it, I then watched it backwards, ten minutes at a time, my mom getting more and more disgusted and me laughing as I pieced together parts I had missed. (This was great prep for Momento!)

My girlfriend, the psych major, loves this story.
posted by now i'm piste at 9:48 PM on June 5, 2009


Saw this on video as a kid with my older brother. He couldn't understand why I burst out laughing at the end. I spent the next decade or so evangelizing about it to anyone who would listen. The idea that actual adults would go all that way for a crude punchline (Ellison notwithstanding) made me think there might actually be a place for me when I grew up.
posted by turducken at 10:00 PM on June 5, 2009


"The item is not available due to issues with the item's content."

That's some mighty quick lawyerin'.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:15 PM on June 5, 2009


What????
posted by KokuRyu at 10:18 PM on June 5, 2009


Wow. Posted and retracted already. I hope they get that worked out.
posted by hippybear at 10:32 PM on June 5, 2009


mirror? ;)
posted by daniel9223 at 10:33 PM on June 5, 2009


The dude abides, Ellison lurks
posted by hortense at 11:09 PM on June 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Movie Powder presents A Boy and His Dog on Google videos.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 11:17 PM on June 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


well, then. that was momentarily exciting.
posted by dawson at 11:20 PM on June 5, 2009


Internets: "Hay guyz look at this cool movie its free now!"

Harlan Ellison: "I sense a disturbance in the force. Someone, somewhere is doing something that is in some way related to my incredible orgasm-inducing writing talents. To the lawyermobile!"

Internets: "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
posted by Avenger at 11:28 PM on June 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


and Wikipedia has yet to make note of it...
posted by dawson at 11:35 PM on June 5, 2009


seed plz, people
posted by Burhanistan at 11:42 PM on June 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


Night of the Living Dead, however, remains public domain.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:12 AM on June 6, 2009


As does Carnival of Souls.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:15 AM on June 6, 2009


A man and his cat, however, is still viewable.

He's available for adoption. He's pet of the week.
posted by zippy at 12:16 AM on June 6, 2009


Hey Davey...
posted by Evilspork at 12:16 AM on June 6, 2009


SENSUOUS
posted by zippy at 12:21 AM on June 6, 2009


Can someone spoil the ending? I watched it, but not intently and long ago... so what happened?
posted by Meatbomb at 12:22 AM on June 6, 2009


Now that's some thorough tagging!
posted by telstar at 12:31 AM on June 6, 2009


Can someone spoil the ending? I watched it, but not intently and long ago... so what happened?

Read the plot summary on wikipedia.
posted by delmoi at 2:09 AM on June 6, 2009


Harlan Ellison. In some ways he's awesome. I loved it when, in the waning days of the Sci-Fi Channel's early cool period, he hosted a marathon of Prisoner episodes. In some ways he's bloody obnoxious. Like, for the most part, his segment on Sci-Fi Buzz all those years ago. And in some ways, he's hateful. Like when it comes to his frankly antiquated notions regarding copyright.

Harlan Ellison is a copyright troglodyte. Orson Scott Cloud is a raving homophobe. Ray Bradbury tried to force Fahrenheit 911 to be renamed, and has been known to call late-night talk radio stations. Let's not even talk about L. Ron Hubbard. It's like being a sci-fi author means that you must have one small but red-hot ember in your brain that eventually consumes all your neurons.
posted by JHarris at 3:30 AM on June 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Orson Scott CARD. Dammit.
posted by JHarris at 3:32 AM on June 6, 2009


I'd have great difficulty watching anything to do with Ellison for free without the constant fear that several very large gentlemen were about to kick down my door and beat me up...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:04 AM on June 6, 2009


It's like being a sci-fi author means that you must have one small but red-hot ember in your brain that eventually consumes all your neurons.

I think the cranks are outliers. If I were to google the sci-fi authors on my bookshelf, I'm pretty certain they'd mostly turn out to be perfectly reasonable people who happen to have a good imagination and talent for writing. MetaFilter has several well-known sci-fi authors, and they always come across like the exact opposite of shitbags like Card.
posted by cmonkey at 5:32 AM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Orson Scott Cloud

He did that graphic novel adaptation of Ender's Game.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:28 AM on June 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


That's it. I'm re-installing Fallout 3.
posted by grabbingsand at 8:13 AM on June 6, 2009


I'm surprised , but probably glad, no one's tried to remake this yet.
posted by Liquidwolf at 8:17 AM on June 6, 2009


This post took me to Youtube where I ended up watching Miracle Mile from start to finish at 3AM. Great movie that might make a good double bill with A Boy and His Dog.
posted by autodidact at 8:58 AM on June 6, 2009


Harlan Ellison is a copyright troglodyte. Orson Scott Cloud is a raving homophobe.

That is one fucked up implied equivalence.
posted by mobunited at 10:35 AM on June 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Anyone can upload content to the web, claim it's public domain, wait for a takedown request, meanwhile reaping profit. You just have to be careful to pick films which are difficult to verify (ie. not hollywood blockbusters). The small cult films work great since their budget and expertise may have meant they didn't do all the filing correctly.
posted by stbalbach at 11:03 AM on June 6, 2009


Anyone can upload content to the web, claim it's public domain, wait for a takedown request, meanwhile reaping profit.

Uh, what?
posted by odinsdream at 11:36 AM on June 6, 2009


meanwhile reaping profit

It's probably not likely that you can make a killing uploading movies to the web. Even popular sites that show Flash uploads of current movies or new DVD rips probably don't make more than tens of dollars a month at best.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:20 PM on June 6, 2009


meanwhile reaping profit.

The Internet Archive, which is where the movie was hosted, is a non-profit.
posted by zippy at 4:30 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Harlan Ellison is a copyright troglodyte. Orson Scott Cloud is a raving homophobe.

Was not trying to imply equivalence. Just want to be clear on this.
posted by JHarris at 4:48 AM on June 7, 2009


Post of title makes me sad :-(

I love this short story. "a boy loves his dog."
posted by Large Marge at 10:30 PM on June 7, 2009


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