But now films are getting their release on the phone. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Sally Potter's Rage will premiere on cell phones through Babelgum on September 28, offering an "episode" a day for one week. Luckily, this film is a "series of interviews, as if shot by a schoolboy on his mobile phone over a seven-day period," where names like Steve Buscemi and Dianne Wiest talk about a New York fashion show -- so it's not exactly a strange way to release the film.
But it does open a can of worms: Can we expect future films to get released on our phones? Full features? I shudder at the thought -- at having to wait for installments of something that should be seen as a whole, at having to see what should be a piece of art on a tiny screen. We've already seen the world of cinema get terribly watered down, so could we possibly get a future where everyone watches movies on their handhelds? How far should this mobile movie craze go?