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3,028 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by Kepi

Is financial excess to blame for Hollywood's creative decline?

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5 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 8/12/12 - 9:29:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
In some cases, yeah. I blame it on lack of originality and "Adaptation Bandwagoning."
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 8/27/12 - 1:57:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
one problem with Hollywood...

...they keep coming up with the same bulls***t over and over. what they need to do is to get some writers and directors who actually have a tiny shred of originality, intsead of thier classical drones who just listen to the same old ideas of every MTV and TMZ addicted braindead drone.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 8/31/12 - 4:29:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm not convinced there is a creative decline
plus it was a money business right from the start. big studios controlling everything and churning out loads of star pictures and crap for profit
and some people who had artistic talent worked in it and did neat things and still do
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 8/31/12 - 6:34:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's the opposite. I don't have stats, but I would imagine it actually makes way less (adjusted for inflation) than in the so called Golden Era. It was booming back then. Now there's piracy and Netflix and all that. Studios are playing it safe.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 8/31/12 - 7:36:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's your fault. When people stop going to see sh*t movies sh*t movies won't be made (as often).
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 9/21/12 - 1:46:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
People are just more stupid than they were decades ago. In other words, they don't have any taste, there's no art, blah blah.

When we spend a lot of money these days, it's about making animation look as real as frickin' possible. In ye olde days (not so long ago) the money went to grand sets and costumes.

Hollywood just looks like a broke joke these days. Why do we need so much advertizing in the movies? Why? Why the Luis Vutton ads in James Bond? Macche!?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 9/21/12 - 4:46:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think I'm describing what I'm getting at by usung the term "financial excess". I'm not talking about the amount of money in the film industry, I'm more talking about what it gets you.

Like, even in the 90's when CGI was new, it didn't get you a whole movie. Now, a reasonably budgetted movie will get you enough effects to pretty much build a movie from scratch.

While not an inherently bad thing, I think the excessive amount of what you can get out of your budget a lot of times eclipses what the story you're telling actually needs, and that the best decisions in the 2000's have more been about what you don't include and scripts that are very limiting rather than unlimited.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 9/22/12 - 3:47:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
creativity vs marketing ratio is more the problem, imo.

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