The limited scholarly work on microcinemas, consisting of a handful of master's theses, conference papers, and articles, would seem to confirm this impression, given that much of it compares microcinema to earlier independent film and media outlets such as nickelodeon theaters (Lagos), European cine-clubs of the 1920s and American film societies of 1940s and 50s (Ramey), and public access cable in the 1970s and 80s (Conway). For six months in 2005 and 2006, for instance, the most popular YouTube video showed two college students, Anthony Padilla and lan Hecox, lip-syncing the theme song of the kids' cartoon Pokmon (Grossman 55), and as of November 2006, the most viewed Internet video of all time, on YouTube or elsewhere, depicted the "Star Wars kid," Ghyslain Raza from Trois-Rivires, Qubec, "faking a light-sabre fight, using a golf-ball retriever in place of the traditional Jedi weapon" (Moore A3).
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