#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Before Google, Yahoo and even Apple, before the Silicon Valley cliché of informal dress code, skateboards running the corridors and wild creativity became commonplace, one company embodied the digital economy lifestyle and business style: the one firm coming out of the Age of Aquarius was Atari. The story of Atari is two-thirds the story of Nolan Bushnell, founder and visionary, and one-third the first and probably biggest boom and bust of the new economy some 20 years before the new economy even existed. Atari was showing that technology is cool, way before the personal computer revolution took place and they were reaching out to an ever-growing audience with something that is still cool today: video games. Atari literally introduced the digital world to the mass consciousness. Nolan Bushnell and Atari have a huge collection of firsts: the first successful video game company, the first coin-op video game ever, the first general purpose console to win the market, the first marriage between video games and movie industry in the history of entertainment, the fastest growing company in history, the biggest industry crash ever, the weirdest anecdotes in Silicon Valley, the coolest brand on the planet… Atari is a story to be told for two main reasons: it is pure fun and it is impressively educational. Going through the ups and downs of Atari’s ride, one can learn when and how our relationship with the digital world was born (ahead of Apple, Commodore, Microsoft and even the Homebrew Computer Club), how the 100 billion dollars a year video game industry was born, what to do to make your idea successful, what to do to screw it all up, whether to sell your baby to a giant major or not, what not to do to preserve your market from crashing and many others interesting topics.
Plot: Before Google, Yahoo and even Apple, before the Silicon Valley cliché of informal dress code, skateboards running the corridors and wild creativity became commonplace, one company embodied the digital economy lifestyle and business style: the one firm coming out of the Age of Aquarius was Atari. The story of Atari is two-thirds the story of Nolan Bushnell, founder and visionary, and one-third the first and probably biggest boom and bust of the new economy some 20 years before the new economy even existed. Atari was showing that technology is cool, way before the personal computer revolution took place and they were reaching out to an ever-growing audience with something that is still cool today: video games. Atari literally introduced the digital world to the mass consciousness.
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In depth review of the rise and fall of a giant
If you’re into game history – this movie is for you. There are interviews in the movie with all the key people which used to work in Atari at that time- from Nolan Bushnell the founder, through Ray Kassar (the president) and Manny Gerard from Warner brothers and many more.
The movie paints a broad picture about the emerging game industry back in mid 70 and early 80’s that saw the rise of the home video game systems (like the VCS). As the name suggests – the main focus is the rise and fall of Atari – portrayed in many interviews of people of that era (not only in Atari, but from Game industry in America at that time). I would show this documentary to every entrepreneur that wants to set foot in Silicon valley. Why? because one can learn a lot from it:
1) Designers vs management tension. 2) Corporate decisions vs. founder’s will 3) Can a person from outside the tech industry run a tech company ? 4) Life span of a high tech product.
In portraying that era, specifically the rise and fall of Atari – the movie deserves a 10 out of 10.
So… where is the missing 1 star ? well, I know this is not a feature film – but what I sensed is that it is very high on the factual and a little low on the emotional. It didn’t move me enough. I did not say “wow” and I did not shed any tear or was too mesmerized during the length of the film. I was little bit curious on how much the movie put ET as the main reason of fall – but that part was handled very well in my opinion. It felt like reading a good well written and documented encyclopedia entry on an intriguing topic. Which is a good thing if you came for educational purposes. So, For entertainment – I would look somewhere else. I do expect some entertainment value from a documentary film. At least something shocking, or some sense of amazement. An emotional ending or funny ending would do it too.
Having said that – People that used to to be children in that era – might find it nostalgic and appealing to reflect back on all those wonderful dots and colors which danced so gracefully on their TV screen for the sake of their enjoyment. If you’re one of those people, or if you have any curiosity about video games industry history – this movie is for you !
Very good interviews and stories with terrible editing and narration bringing it down
Okay, can someone give all the raw footage shot for this to a better editor, writer, and narrator?
It’s baffling because the interviews are pretty great. Everyone is well spoken and interesting, the talking head shots themselves aren’t visually great, but they’re competent, and I have to assume the interviewer was on the ball because you don’t get good responses from interviewees if you don’t have good questions and/or a good rapport with them.
But the writing for the narration is awful! Straight up grammatically incorrect sentences at some points, and the speaker’s voice sounds off, and there’s just so much of the narration in general.
Sometimes, an interviewee will even say something understandable, only to have the narrator reiterate it for no reason. At best, he just clarified things that didn’t need clarifying. At worst, he’s distracting and makes the interviews feel less useful.
The editing is a frenzied mess, too, with no sense of pacing, music cutting in and out at weird points, and just other sloppy blemishes that seem to want to harm the interviewee’s otherwise interesting stories.
It’s baffling how the content can be interesting and the interviews great, but everything else from a technical perspective can be so awful. It’s like 8/10 or 9/10 interviews mixed with 1/10 or 2/10 documentary filmmaking, so gotta balance it out with a 5/10.
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Director Tomaso Walliser
Writer Tomaso Walliser
Actors Bil Herd, Nolan Bushnell, Manny Gerard
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