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Afternoon Links: The Future of Movies, in 1990

Back in 1990, Siskel and Ebert interviewed George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese about “the future of the movies.” At the time, the directors were in their forties; they answered questions about plans for sequels, whether we’re ever going to see Spielberg’s dark side (“I haven’t shown myself my dark side!” — guess he found it in time for Munich), preserving old films, the movie theater experience, and “experimental hi-def televisions.” What the Film Foundation (founded by Scorsese in 1990) does for old flicks is what the Internet has done to this piece of archival television footage (miss you, Ebert), fast-forwarded regional ads included.