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Hollywood, out of ideas

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DaytonBuck, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

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    They're just not even trying anymore
     
  2. EdgeBuck

    EdgeBuck Glass Half Full Buck

    And these radio company execs and movie execs still blabber and whine about pirating movies and cd's. Do they not realize they are the problem? It's absurd. Whatever happened to movies with some thought? Same goes for TV shows. I bet shows like The Twilight Zone and Gilligan's island wouldn't even get out of the first meeting today. It's gotta be a rehashed cheesy rerun.
     
  3. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    If Cheers or Seinfeld started today, they would have both been cancelled after the first month. Cheers took an entire season to draw its audience and everyone hated the Seinfeld pilot. The best shows require time for the audience to get to know/like/love the characters--in today's zeitgeist of instanct ratings and instant gratification, the relationship of the audience to the characters is unable to develop.

    As for Hollywood, I gave up on it years ago. All of the talent these days is in Australia and New Zealand.
     
  4. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    a few smaller movies to check if you can... none of the hollywood bullshit:

    Beyond the Sea

    Sideways

    Motorcycle Diaries
     
  5. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    I disagree-it is simply that NBC,ABC,CBS do not attempt to put out any worthwhile product. On HBO The Sopranos, The Wire-not a blockbuster hit,but is sticking around for it's 3rd year, Six Feet Under (I don't watch it, but lots of others do), Sex and the City-again, not my type of show-these shows took off very quickly. Same w/ The Shield and Nip/Tuck on FX. All of these shows went BANG immediately. Why-the writing was/is interesting and funny, plus the plots did not hold anything back. The FCC will not let any truly daring shows on the air. CSI-which I like- tries to be gross, but the dialogue and situations are not realistic in the way that the good shows on cable are.
     
  6. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

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    That would suck to have that name.......
     
  7. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    It's better than the name Dick Fitzenbutt.
     
  8. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Not to mention that Robin Williams has entered the dregs (or is that "drags") of his career.

    I am looking forward to seeing "The Machinist" with Christian Bale losing 45 pounds for the role. Although I doubt it'll hit Pittsburgh..
     
  9. DesertBuckeye

    DesertBuckeye Purveyor of Fine Sarcasm

    Absolutely true. I'm a huge fan of HBO series...there isn't really a one of them that is bad. There are some I like better than others obviously, but all of them have great writing and acting talent. Getting the FCC out of the way, in my mind, gives the writers a bit more latitude in making the shows more authentic (ala Tony Soprano hanging out in the Bada Bing). HBO and other cable channels can make great TV because they are willing to take risks and don't adhere to the same stale writing formulas that broadcast TV does.
     
  10. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    The Machinist was excellent... saw it a few weeks ago.
     
  11. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

  12. Buckeye Buh Nim

    Buckeye Buh Nim Loving the Bucks since 1969

    Heck I heard that Will Smith is producing a remake of the Karate Kid with his son as the kid and Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi.
     
  13. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Any word on a 'Showgirls' sequel, because I have some ideas.
     
  14. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Alvin's holdin', Simon's packin', and Theodore - well -the ho's at Meerkat Manor gonna have a new Mack Daddy!
     
  15. OCBuckWife

    OCBuckWife I am the evil monkey in your closet

    zero imagination+money hungry idiots in production = terrible movies one right after the other
     

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