For anyone who respects thrift, the DIY philosophy towards life and the rejection of the notion that anything produced for mass consumption must be offlimits for re-interpretation: here is a flick for you! Starring Mos Def and Jack Black!
This year I caught RIP: a Remix Manifesto, a little National Film Board of Canada production whose thesis is that the clamp down on copyright stifles human creativity (Rule: Culture always borrows from the past). Youtube clip found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oar9glUCL0. And to paraphrase the "culture jamming" dudes from Negativland as they appear in RIP: if you don't ask to jam mass culture down our throats in the form of commercials, billboards, print ads, jingles etc, why do we have to ask to re-use it? Be Kind Rewind and RIP both have copyright enforcing agents as their antagonists, and both are buoyed by a wonderful spirit of playfulness. Be Kind Rewind doesn't quite delve into the issue much, but props for even having it there in the first place. My big disappointment: no Sweded version of The Jerk! Not even in the Special Features!
Yeah, yay for movies that celebrate movies - takes me back to running around with my Fisher Price camcorder bought during the summer one year as a kid. Wow, for something that ran on cassette tapes - that thing produced some gorgeous black and white!