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24 Hours on Craigslist
24 Hours on Craigslist documents a random day-in-the-life on Craigslist San Francisco of what has evolved into the world's largest community board.
An Ethel Merman drag queen searches for the perfect backup band for her Led Zeppelin covers. Doors for sale, one night stands, compulsive roomates, transsexual erotic services. The mundane and the sublime, the ridiculous and the profound, all come together to paint a portrait of a thriving, humanistic community in the midst of an ever-accelerating culture.
- 4 Hours of Deleted Scenes
- Bonus Footage
- Feature Commentary by Director Michael Ferris Gibson
- Four Featurettes: "Making of Documentary," "Meet the Staff of Craigslist," "Rebuilding the Tower of Babel," "Who is Craig?"
Top Customer Reviews
Part of the problem is that the film seems to have no purpose. The interviews are not especially funny, dramatic, inspiring or even informative. Also the segments are so short that you don't really develop an attachment to the people being interviewed. The camera work is shoddy and the whole project comes across as neither artistically credible or entertaining.
The list goes on and on, as each episode is introduced under their appropriate categories on the home page. Eight camera crews were sent out to document all these users on a single day in August 2003, but the problem is that there is neither an organizing (nor an exit) strategy behind all the unrelated, human interest stories. The only points of commonality are the stereotypical and rather unfair images that are conjured up of San Francisco as a magnet for lunatics, and to a lesser degree, the contrived device of making a mystical figure out of founder Craig Newmark, whom many in the film believe does not actually exist. The overabundance of extras on the double-disc 2006 DVD is marginally more interesting than the film itself.Read more ›
It was poorly produced and is recorded on what seems to the most crappy pixelated camera ever.
Please do yourself a huge favor and don't go through the trouble of watching this horrible film. And especially don't purchase it!!
My students seemed fascinated by the type of people who use the Internet this way. We have much to learn about how people use the Internet. I would think anyone interested in understanding the Internet or who is considering developing an Internet business could gain ideas from this documentary.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this. Would make a good gift for anyone you know who uses craigslist.Published 16 months ago by Virginia Schropp
It was really funny for about the first 45 minutes, but then it became a real snoozefest after that. Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Big Smooth
It's a pretty interesting look at the inner workings CL before the negative press. I bought this for a b-day present for a friend who is actually in the movie... Read morePublished on May 30, 2009 by Dorothy Grant
This film is a celebration of the tremendous value craigslist.org has brought to the lives of its users, specifically in san francisco, but surely around the world where it is now... Read morePublished on April 28, 2006 by Mr. Man
For those of us in-the-know re: Craigslist.org, "24 Hours" is a celebration of that amazing community tool. Read morePublished on April 27, 2006 by Joshua Stahl