Paramount Pictures has been one of the film industry’s Big Six ever since 1912. The Hollywood studio is responsible for some of the greatest (and highest grossing) films in movie history including The Godfather, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the Indiana Jones and Mission: Impossible franchises, Chinatown, and so, so many more. Now, Paramount is bringing a good chunk of their silver screen magic to your computer via their brand-new YouTube page.
The Paramount Vault is the major studio’s latest way to expand their audience as well as try and combat piracy of clips and full-length films by giving away the goods for free. Right now you can watch “a collection of Paramount full-length films and clips including selections that range from black-and-white to color, comedy to horror, and everything in between.” So now instead of scrolling through your endlessly boring Facebook or Twitter at lunch, you can head over to YouTube and watch Noah Baumbach‘s 2007 film Margot at the Wedding in full…if you have a ninety-minute break, of course.
With at least five full-length films in a variety of genres available to stream right now, The Paramount Vault has made an intriguing first impression within the ever-changing world of on-demand media. Here’s to hoping that the rest of the Big Six follows suit.
(via The Film Stage)