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    Default Oh My, Wheres the Originality Gone?

    And no, this is not a movie title.

    Ever notice that in recent years, nearly half of every single Hollywood movie produced has been either a spoof,based-on,adaptation or sequels of comic books, cartoons, TV Series, other movies, computer/traditional games, folk tales, pop literature.

    I mean, what's happened man? Why am i seeing more Super powered spandex men on my film screen than something ive never seen before?

    What has happened to the months of careful creation of a background and "fluff" for a "BAM!" movie?

    Where is the painstaking well thought out and fleshed out characters with unique personalities?

    Its as if movies are becoming less of art and merely goods.

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    hollywood is just going downhill that's why i usually stick to asian cinema or independant films


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    and that's why we are forced to make films like hollywood in film media studies.


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    There was a reason why Cloverfield was made.

    And, yet just as people lament the lack of originality, people also criticise this rather very original movie.

    (and I must say Cloverfield was quite original as a monster movie; it merged different ideas to make somethign nto really concieved)

    ~

    And then, there was Sky Captain, which was also a good conceptual movie.

    My point ? A Matrix, LotR and Pirates movie doesn't come everyday. For now, I'm, happy cloverfield turned up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keruton View Post
    hollywood is just going downhill that's why i usually stick to asian cinema or independant films
    You're forgetting Asian cinema makes a lot of wuxia by the year.

    Also, Asia seems to be going the way of Hollywood.

    Independent films... well, that's another story. Indie is good.... but usually niche.


    You horrid evil Kyon.

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    coz they did market research and found out that spandex men made the biggest box office earnings.

    Earnings have everything to do with the type of movies Hollywood studios make.

    & if you think about it, most if not all movies are some form of adaptations of books, folk tales etc that came before. It's just a matter of whether they choose to do loyal adaptation or change things around.

    Ideas are forever being circulated in new forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAdder View Post
    You're forgetting Asian cinema makes a lot of wuxia by the year.

    Also, Asia seems to be going the way of Hollywood.

    Independent films... well, that's another story. Indie is good.... but usually niche.

    thats only if youre talking about mainstream asian cinema. directors such as sion sono are making asian cinema stand out from hollywood's same old crap each year


    *edit* im not referring to good movies that are hits. There are many AMAZING films out there that are so underrated its not funny.
    Last edited by Keruton; May 3rd, 08 at 10:21 PM.

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    I doubt that its just about whether a movie is going to be a box office hit or not.

    Most of the producers who are willing to fork out the budget knows whether a film will turn out good or not after looking through the entire proposal.

    Not to mention in the past, there were tonnes more of movies which were original, and box office hits.

    I blame it on the fact that the new people working in Hollywood are just plain lazy.


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    I doubt it actually. No one really knows how good or bad a movie will turn out. If so, why are there so many bad movies being churned out year after year?

    Reason being, people who're forking out the money want it made whether bad or good. Take the movie 'The Hottie and the Nottie' starring Paris Hilton for instance. She's listed as one of the producers and probably funded the movie herself.

    Besides, bad or good is subjective. I may think a movie is cool but you could slam it down for being lame. Hollywood along with the rest of the world operates on the concept that whatever makes money, will get made.

    Unless you're talking about independent companies set up by actors who want to make their own movies. But even then, they're similarly limited by budget and whether the audience will like it or not.

    Just think of Harry Potter, the book was rejected 14 times before it was accepted. & see what a success it has become today.

    The past may be golden but it too had its share of flops.

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