, and at Moving Image Source, Anthony Kaufman and Michael Atkinson offer contrasting takes about what the death of the VHS means for cinephilia. Kaufman's is a practical, materialist take on what's lost, Atkinson's a more spiritual musing, on the essence of tape-hunting and its transference to other mediums.
This is all doubly poignant given that ex-Voice staffer Atkinson and mostly-ex-Voice contributor Kaufman are doing these pieces at a site edited by their ex-Voice Film Editor, Dennis Lim. There was a time, not so long ago (I know it was not that long ago, because I was around for it), when Kim's Video and the Village Voice film section were the only two things a young movielover in New York really needed for his cinematic education. I am anxious to see what replaces them. Other than, you know, "the internet."