By malducin - Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:41 am
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Fuck the critics!!!!!I was going to write up my full review, but I guess I don't need to.
I just got back from it. One word: EXCELLENT!
Hopefully some new talent will push their way through and get some original movies made and hopefully fire up some kind of shift a little more towards that direction.We need an early 70s style new hollywood revolution with characters and story.
Just take that mortifyingly unfunny headless corpse sequence at the end which was the kind of animator showreel jerk-off fodder seen in The Mummy movies laid right next to the hilarious stuff with the water wheel and the beach. It just looked boring and wasn't in any way comparably funny (let alone witty).If they'd 'won' wouldn't GL have been doing those arthouse experimental movies for the last 30 odd years? Or is your point that he couldn't pursue that because of the nature of the business? If so, that isn't much of a victory. If they'd won, wouldn't the studio system itself been entirely dismantled (in a way it was, but with even more corporate minded morons stepping in instead of artist types?)
Audience I saw it with laughed their asses off at that headless hermit-crab guy. Then again, I was with a theatre full of God-fearing,Nascar-addicted, stupid common people.
Ahem, the '70's are over. That kind of filmmaking won't happen again from the major studios. The whole reason the bosses in the '70's did what they did was because they'd lost most of their audience to television and the majors had gutted their own in-house departments and exclusive contracts. They needed something new. That's why Lucas had to start ILM.....there wasn't a studio run department that could handle it.
If it does happen, it will come from the outside and possibly even from another medium or delivery system. The system was changed by the 60's filmmakers......and the system changed them. They lost what it was they'd originally gone into the business wanting to do because they won.