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Watch the Full First Episode of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s New Collaborative Variety Show ‘HitRECord on TV’

Watch the Full First Episode of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's New Collaborative Variety Show 'HitRECord on TV'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is heading to Sundance with his reimagined variety show “HitRECord on TV,” which will premiere in the New Frontier program on January 17th, one day before the series premiere on Pivot, the cable network Participant Media launched last year. But you can check out the first episode of the series, which consists of short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation and more made collaboratively with and by Gordon-Levitt’s online production company and community hitRECord, below right now.

“Everything you’re gonna see on this show was made collaboratively on our site — — and the work of 426 Contributing Artists is featured in this particular episode,” Gordon-Levitt explains. “There’s gonna be 8 episodes this season, each revolving around a different theme, like RE: Space, RE: The Other Side, and RE: Money. And since this is our first ever episode, I figured the theme of this one would be RE: The Number One.” Check it out:

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Adam Collis

A few of my most precious moments watching Cinema, when, for a moment, the art itself seemed to pierce through the mundanity and bring true meaning into my life:

– Seeing Blade Runner at the Kentucky Theatre as a teenager and realizing that the world of possibilities was way larger than I had ever imagined.

– The first, second, third, fourth, and etc. time I watched Taxi Driver, where each time I was entranced by true cinematic virtuosity and coaxed into the reality of a fictional character's emotional life.

– Not being able to take my eyes off of every single moment of Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – especially that endless shot right after the big final party, when he has the chance to escape, with the window wide open behind him, and he just sits there – and then falls asleep.

– Watching the near 4 hour cut of my first Bollywood musical, Lagaan, and experiencing an unadulterated joy the likes of which I've never seen again in Cinema.

– Mickey Rourke – when he's at his best.

– The Big Lewbowski and the fits of uncontrollable laughter that brought me to near Nirvana.

– And what I watched today (HitRecord on TV).

There are still a great many filmmakers out there. Yet it does feel like an old type is Cinema is dying. I hope not. But regardless, let's bring on the new…

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