Why I Love The Greasy Strangler- A Video Essay

In this episode of Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett, I discuss The Greasy Strangler.

The film is a personal of favorite of mine for various reasons explored in the video. It has influenced a lot of my more bizarre work and I generally hold the film in high esteem for existing at at all.

I hope you all enjoy the video and give The Greasy Stranger a chance!

A Year in Focus

As of today, Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett has released 10 episodes cover subjects such as Christine (2016), Mindhunter (2017), and film editing. I couldn’t be more happy with the series and the response towards it. Thank you all!

I have always loved watching video essays and I had tried making some in the past, but for whatever reasons, I was never happy with them.

I have a big plans for 2018, so stick around for more!

Fair Use Resources

Since I have been making video essays, I have been dealing with YouTube’s lovely Content ID system. I have wanted to make these essays for a long time, but I have been discouraged.

When I uploaded the Christine (2016) essay, it was banned in over 250 countries (basically everywhere, but North America and U.S. territories). Someone on the channel filed a dispute and we won.

I did find that it was kind of difficult to find the actual text of the law to quote in my “plea”, so I am making a list of resources.

The Copyright Act of 1967 (full text).

 

Written interpretation of law. 

 

Video interpretation of law:

If you have any suggestions for additions, feel free to comment. Happy disputing.

Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett

I recently joined Second Hand Media, a film reviewing YouTube channel. I am working with four other awesome guys creating film reviews, commentaries, video essays, and a weekly podcast.

My little slice of programming will be Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett, where  I will discuss different films, genres, and themes in the form of a video essay.

The first episode will be about Christine (2016) and how media affects us as a group. Check it out!