Has Hollywood become too Dependent On Blockbuster films?

Vince W

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Some things don't translate well away from their original producers. Just look at how Hollywood handled The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They had a huge opportunity and made a hash of it.
 

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Some things don't translate well away from their original producers. Just look at how Hollywood handled The nHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They had a huge opportunity and made a hash of it.
The 2005 film was far from perfect, I love Tom watch it. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure. And the original Marvin did have cameo in that film.:cool:
 

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The 2005 film was far from perfect, I love Tom watch it. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure. And the original Marvin did have cameo in that film.:cool:
It's somewhat watchable. The British casting was quite good, but the girl who played Trillian and the fellow they had as Zaphod (Sam Rockman?) were terrible. Also the story was altered too much and muddled. The highlight was the appearance of the original and proper Marvin.
 

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To my knowledge, all of the BBC's property from before that date remains theirs; just anything after (until a new (not Conservative) government amends their charter) has to be given away.
 

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To my knowledge, all of the BBC's property from before that date remains theirs; just anything after (until a new (not Conservative) government amends their charter) has to be given away.
I would love to see a quatermass tv series , As to who I would like to see produce it? Chris Carter.
 

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You're not the only one to wish for a Quatermass series. I think they should redo the original series to replace the one that was lost.
 

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So you mean when they're no longer "blockbusters"?
That will happen unles they get costs under. Controll. And that another thing that bothers me,Movie studios should be abl le to produce theatrical films for far less.
 

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That will happen unles they get costs under. Controll. And that another thing that bothers me,Movie studios should be abl le to produce theatrical films for far less.
You want it to change? Stop paying $20 to see a movie. It'll change. Personally, I couldn't care less what they pay to produce a movie. I want quality. And that commodity is getting harder to find.
 

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You want it to change? Stop paying $20 to see a movie. It'll change. Personally, I couldn't care less what they pay to produce a movie. I want quality. And that commodity is getting harder to find.
Never allowing MIchael Bay produce,write or direct a film ever again would be a good start.
 

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At what point do you feel making millions will become non-viable?
Film-making is risky. Historically, most movies lose money or barely break even. The big hits subsidise the many misses. With the growing dominance of blockbuster, studios are making fewer movies, but the ones they make cost buttloads of money. This has mad a risky business even riskier, because the risk is no longer spread around.

When the bombs (and there are bombs) are no longer subsidised by the hits. The studious are playing a dangerous game with blockbusters. If you release five $300 movies in a year, two of them turn a $200 mil profit each, two earn a modest $50 in profit, and one of them bombs for a $200 mil loss, and you still make a healthy profit. But if you have two bombs in a year, you're in big trouble.
 

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I've looked... and the one entity not talking about not making more Star Wars films... is Disney.

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Hardly a blockbuster, but there's nothing stopping you.
 
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