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"The Big Picture" - 2018 book re Hollywood economics - movies = de facto TV episodes!

HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
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  • HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film

    In the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China.

    Ben Fritz chronicles this dramatic shakeup with unmatched skill, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He dives deeply into the fruits of the Sony hack to show how the previous model, long a creative and commercial success, lost its way. And he looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He shows us, for instance, how Marvel replaced stars with “universes,” and how Disney remade itself in Apple’s image and reaped enormous profits.

    But despite the destruction of the studios’ traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what our movies will look like in the new era.
    Mel S. Hutson
    Charlotte, NC USA
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    My Current Poster Collection



  • HereComesMongoHereComesMongo Member Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    edited July 19
    Just read it:
    - directors not important anymore; just keep ball rolling, like TV directors
    - studios are owned by ginormous conglomerates now - solely care about profits and using movie subjects broadly (Disney Star Wars rides)
    - desperately seeking movie franchises/spinoffs/reboots
    - hits/flops rollercoaster model no longer accepted - Disney makes few movies but has 30% profit margins on movies vs. 10% norm
    - quality Oscar winners of past would not be made today
    - Netflix dominating everything, but only 1/3 movies
    - TV is new home for quality drama and junk comedy (Adam Sandler)
    - China will soon exceed US box office ($11 billion annually)
    - movie scripts plotted out by entire large team of writers, just like TV, then individual writers write scripts (a la Star Wars team)
    Mel S. Hutson
    Charlotte, NC USA
    My reference website: moviepostercollectors.guide
    My Current Poster Collection



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