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Full Film Online: Hollywood Burn
4 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST
Hollywood always seems to enjoy a good story about an underdog fighting against all odds to emerge triumphant. But, what if that “underdog” was a video pirate named Elvis Presley seeking to liberate media from Moses? That’s the premise to the epic Hollywood Burn by Australian remixologists Soda_Jerk, a nearly hourlong film that remasters audio and video from hundreds of movies into a hilarious, time-warping, action-packed odyssey. Hollywood Burn is a work of staggering compexity.
But, that complexity doesn’t just come from the film’s incredible technical achievements. The whole issue of video piracy and copyright infringement is a tricky one to navigate in the way that financial and moral concerns intersect and become entangled.
Hollywood Burn would seem to fall completely under the categories of Fair Use and Parody. While Soda_Jerk re-uses exact images from copyrighted films, it’s fully clear that nobody is going »
- Mike Everleth