“Over the weekend, I had a lot of time to think about things that are important to me and really put stuff in perspective. But I didn’t use it. I watched movies instead. I did, however, think about those movies and over the past couple of years I’ve made enough observations to confidently make a very interesting conjecture: the film industry has lost all of its originality.””
Over the weekend, I had a lot of time to think about things that are important to me and really put stuff in perspective. But I didn’t use it. I watched movies instead.
I did, however, think about those movies and over the past couple of years I’ve made enough observations to confidently make a very interesting conjecture: the film industry has lost all of its originality.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen a movie that wasn’t adapted from a novel or a re-make of something the British already did.Which reminds me. The Brits already did Death at a Funeral, and it was much funnier than anything Chris Rock was in.
Hey, ever wonder why so many of you can’t seem to get off Youtube?
I have two possible thoughts on this: for starters, some videos are like train wrecks.
They’re so atrocious that you just can’t look away.
The other half of the videos are way more original than anything you’ve seen from Hollywood in a long time!
And I’m pretty sure Hollywood’s been completely reduced to a couple of warehouses painted green on the inside.
Call me a blaspheme if you will, but 300 wasn’t that great. I’m a sucker for old fashioned special effects.
I know, I’m crazy but to me there’s something really awesome about a movie where stunts were actually challenging and muscles didn’t look fake because the guy who took his shirt off actually had to buff up.
I never saw Jackie Chan wearing a green suit. Even Vin Deasel did his own stunts.
Of course, I’m still wondering who does his acting.
All I’m saying is a little goes a long way. The magic of film is lost when everything can be generated by a computer. Trust me, I’ve seen all of the Terminator movies. The only thing that could’ve made the last two worse was if you slapped see FILM, A6this could possibly be based on a true story in the future, which is another thing I have to gripe about.
It’s so unfortunate that so many people get fooled into believing those five overly exaggerated words: based on a true story. It’s not, so stop it.Unless Leatherface himself makes a public statement saying Yes, I massacred people with a chainsaw in Texas, it’s not a true story.Implying that it is would be about as accurate as saying The Hangover is based on your life and mine too. I had a hangover once. Hey, I’m suing for identity theft now!Sure, advertising it as being based on part of a half-truth does not sound as glamorous, but to be honest, it’s irrelevant. Whether it’s true or not, no one is going to watch it if it’s still crappy.
Graphic novelists: this doesn’t exclude you either. I don’t care how much money you make from the film industry. Don’t adapt a script unless it’s going to be just like the comic (which is never). You’re creative enough, after all. How about just writing an original script? No adaptations. No red tape. Just pure originality.
Hey, screenwriters: the strike has been over for a while. You can get back to work, if you like.