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10. "oft-repeated, but not tired"
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>Tired, not because it's wrong, but because it's misleading.
>It doesn't get to the heart of the issue. There's nothing
>inherent in B-movies or escapist fare that says it has to be
>crap. And Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., those movies we all point
>to as causing the death of creativity in Hollywood, they are
>very much the height of storytelling.

I'm not talking about quality. I'm talking about content. What is "the heart of the issue?" That most films are bad? Most films have always been bad, even when they were aimed at a wider audience than they are now.

And the "death of creativity" in Hollywood is greatly overhyped. The top five grossing films of 1953 were:

Peter Pan
The Robe
Shane
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Robot Monster

Does anyone really think that 50 years later n the top five will be that much worse? I'm speculating, but these are likely for 2003:

Finding Nemo
Return of the King
Pirates of the Carribean
The Matrix Reloaded
Bruce Almighty

The public has gotten neither more or less tasteful, and the overall talent pool of filmmaking has remained about the same. Dreck gets made but so does the occasional gem. The only difference is in demographics.

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it's the money (c) josh davis [View all] , ricky_BUTLER, Sat Nov-08-03 02:37 PM
 
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it's the money (c) Lateef Daumont
Nov 08th 2003
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d'oh
Nov 08th 2003
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      the entire Solesides crew speak on the album
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RE: it's the money (c) josh davis
Nov 08th 2003
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RE: it's the money (c) josh davis
Nov 09th 2003
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how?
Nov 10th 2003
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      RE: how?
Nov 10th 2003
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           How?
Nov 10th 2003
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           RE: How?
Nov 10th 2003
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           RE: how?
Nov 10th 2003
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                RE: how?
Nov 10th 2003
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^ for the reading is fundamental group
Nov 10th 2003
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the real issue
Nov 10th 2003
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that's a tired excuse...
Nov 10th 2003
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           so then why is demos the real issue?
Nov 11th 2003
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                it means
Nov 11th 2003
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yawn
Nov 10th 2003
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hey!
Nov 10th 2003
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      huh?
Nov 10th 2003
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      action films versus children's films
Nov 10th 2003
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      uh same thing
Nov 10th 2003
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           yes you can
Nov 10th 2003
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                they have made money
Nov 10th 2003
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                     my point was that they DID make money
Nov 10th 2003
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i support this post
Nov 10th 2003
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why do movies suck in 2003....
Nov 11th 2003
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