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Yes, and the funeral will take place outside the chinise theatre!
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:29 am

I found this very interesting, Straight from imdb.com:
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Movie mogul George Lucas predicts Hollywood will soon start shifting away from mega-budget blockbusters in favor of making more independent films for less money. Alongside Steven Spielberg, Star Wars creator Lucas is cited as being chiefly responsible for the blockbuster phenomenon that has gripped the movie industry for the last three decades. But he now believes big-budget films can no longer be profitable and are going out of fashion, as evidenced by this year's Academy Award nominees, including independent movies Crash and Good Night, And Good Luck. Lucas tells the New York Daily News, "The market forces that exist today make it unrealistic to spend $200 million on a movie. Those movies can't make their money back anymore. Look at what happened with King Kong. I think it's great that the major Oscar nominations have gone to independent films. Is that good for the business? No - it's bad for the business. But movie-making isn't about business. It's about art. In the future, almost everything that gets shown in theaters will be indie movies. I predict that by 2025 the average movie
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Postby The Thin Man on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:36 am

It's funny that Lucas is the one to say this. I think he is partially responsible for the decline in blockbusters. His three prequels were average at best and showed that just throwing massive amounts of money at effects wont guarantee a watchable movie. I think this has left people jadded about seeing these big event movies. They want films with heart and good stories. I think there is still a market for the blockbuster (as Lord of the Rings has shown) but they must marry a good and interesting story and well drawn characters with all those CGI spectacles.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:41 am

I agree in parts with you dude but don't forget that Lucas became famous in the first place with small indie films that became favorites with the film goers. Lucas has also stated several times that he is returning to small rertrospective indie films like the ones he used to do and that he made the prequels to get the STAR WARS film universe done with. My personal believe (and I quite like the prequels in general) is that he made them to gather enough money so that he can be able to make as many personal projects he wants till he dies... Hope he keeps his promise.
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Postby freak2thec0re on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:55 am

I think some stories can be told for $15 million, and some can't.

I mean, to say there will be only small-budget films in the future is pretty much to say there will be no sci-fi movies, no war epics, no sprawling fantasy-adventure movies. You simply can't tell the story of the Lord of the Rings for $15 million.

So yea, I'm sure there will always be huge-budget movies that flop, pouring money into something doesn't mean it will be entertaining, but for a great story with a very high-concept idea, you just can't tell the story on an independent budget.
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Postby tstreet on Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:51 am

There will always be blockbusters, will there always be as many, I think not.

I mean it all about the math. A movie with a 200 million dollar budget makes 225 million, and a 15 million bugeted movie makes 40 million, everyone is making the same amount of money, but with far less risks.

Evem is a 15 million dollar movie bombs, It is so much easier to make up the budget on a smaller movie, especially with the DVD and pay per view market how it is now a days.

There is no definite answer. I would love to see more smaller movies made and marketed correctly, but I still wanna see a great blockbuster every once in a while.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:57 am

True...
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:00 am

Lucas is funny.
"My last three 'blockbusters' were panned ( for the most part), so I declare the blockbuster dead?"
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:03 am

Don't many of these bigger budget films get a scond chance at profit on the dvd/vhs/lazer disc (and upcoming hd-dvd or Blu ray )market? a market that that, with the blockbuster (as defined by filmakers like Lucas and Spielberg) has only slowly developed from the '70's onwards. Lucas mentions Kong in the article, I guess it will be interesting to see how this title goes in a year or two time, counting all the sales of the eventual two releases (presuming Jackson carries on with his well established trend of a bare bones dvd release, then a collector's edition) - not to mention pc/ game box tie-ins.
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Postby tstreet on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:03 am

Sometimes the only difference between a truly independent film and a studio film is the casting. This will obviously effect the budget.

If Brokeback would have been made by a no name director and two no name leads, it would have not gotten the publicity and prizes that it did. That movie could have been just as good, or bad, depending on whether you like it or not, with no names.

The casting of a movie can take it to a completely different level of people hearing or knowing about the movie.

I am not saying that Brokeback is a blockbuster, but that movie could have been made for under 5 million had they all been no names.
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Postby tstreet on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:06 am

tapehead wrote:Don't many of these bigger budget films get a scond chance at profit on the dvd/vhs/lazer disc (and upcoming hd-dvd or Blu ray )market? a market that that, with the blockbuster (as defined by filmakers like Lucas and Spielberg) has only slowly developed from the '70's onwards. Lucas mentions Kong in the article, I guess it will be interesting to see how this title goes in a year or two time, counting all the sales of the eventual two releases (presuming Jackson carries on with his well established trend of a bare bones dvd release, then a collector's edition) - not to mention pc/ game box tie-ins.


You raise a good point, the blockbuster type of movie has more potential to keep making money in the long run than does a smaller movie. We are not going to turn around and see a 5 disc collectors edition of CRASH anytime, soon, or a video game (but that could be an interesting game). But we will see this stuff for years to come with movies like King Kong.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:11 am

I'm not touching Crah today again :wink: but yeah - the market has changed, and the gaming market has in som respect eclipsed film audience profits
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Postby tstreet on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:16 am

tapehead wrote:I'm not touching Crah today again :wink: but yeah - the market has changed, and the gaming market has in som respect eclipsed film audience profits


I agree, they start putting together video games of movies at the same time they actually start filming the movie. I think these last three years there has been a big shift in what is going to be spent on movies in the future.

With the box office down and smaller movies makign lots of money, the industry will start to shift, it already has.

I mean when Lions Gate can Make Saw for nothing, spend more money on advertising then the movie itself, that goes noticed.

Lions gate also is ruling the box office with Medeas Family Reunion two weeks in a row. That movie didn't take shit to make. Even bigger budgetted movies, Ultrviolet and !6 Blocks, could not even take over the #1 spot.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:40 am

Maknig bad movies killed the blockbuster. I don't blame the art of film craft entirely - a lot of these movies have competent direction and excellent production design. But what happened to good screenwriting when creating the Hollywood blockbuster?
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:47 am

It's a cycle.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:51 am

I guess, but the sheer amount of blockbusters per year means more crap. I rather enjoyed WOTW last year (as a WOTW fan from the age of 8) but for the life of me can't think of any blockbusters in recent times I out-and-out could not get over.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:55 am

Yeah oversaturation is definitely the root of the problem.
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Postby tstreet on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:58 am

They keep trying to churn out Blockbusters, and they are not guarenteed. I agree there is an over saturation of the market. The one blockbuster tries to top the next one, and it just isn't working.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:06 am

I certainly think trying to "top eachother" is an issue. Bigger, better, louder, meaner. Doesn't work. The best blockbusters, like Jaws for example, played out the character moments and let you enjoy the world that'd been created rather than flashing it all over the place at 100mph.
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Postby tstreet on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:08 am

A good story with a good script plus making it a blockbuster has a better chance of working. but most of the blockbusters they are trying to make, just plain have the worst scripts and dialogue ever.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:22 am

The Vicar wrote:Lucas is funny.
"My last three 'blockbusters' were panned ( for the most part), so I declare the blockbuster dead?"
Nice hubris, dude.
Go make American Graffetti III.


My opinion "mate" is that Lucas gives no damn shit about the critics. Did the STAR WARS prequels make him ton of profit? YES! You can't deny that! "Blockbusting" was good to Lucas in the last 10 years.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:26 am

AtomicHyperbole wrote:Maknig bad movies killed the blockbuster. I don't blame the art of film craft entirely - a lot of these movies have competent direction and excellent production design. But what happened to good screenwriting when creating the Hollywood blockbuster?


Agree. Good screenwriting is one of the key factors at getting a blockbuster right. any blockbuster that is. All those 70's and 80's blockbusters that masters like Spielberg and Lucas first made all had amazing scripts.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:28 am

Lucas has pioneered the 'Blockbuster as a commercial art form', taking sequels from their serial roots (like Buck Rogers backin the day) to it's very limit, and Jackson and others have followed his model - I personally would be really interested if Lucas went back to the scale of 'THX' and started making weird little sci-fi movies, like he has been promising (himself as much as the public, methinks) to do for years - he can certainly afford to at this point.
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Postby cap on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:32 am

The Vicar wrote:Lucas is funny.
"My last three 'blockbusters' were panned ( for the most part), so I declare the blockbuster dead?"
Nice hubris, dude.
Go make American Graffetti III.


HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Couldn't say it better myself.

George Lucas has single handedly destroyed the blockbuster. Go George Go!

What a tool. If any of them could write or direct maybe they could have a chance.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:33 am

I think Michale Bay's THE ISLAND is one of the best examples of what works in a blockbuster and what must be avoided at the same time. THE ISLAND is like a two face person, let me explain my self. The first half of the film builds up to a very satisfying "intelectually" and "entertaining" blockbuster but all hope is lost in the second half of the film that barely has a single good scriptwriting momment. It's like THE ISLAND was made by two very different people. The first half reminded me a lot of MINORITY REPORT (trying to blend action and intelectual matters) and the second half, typicaly and ironicly, reminded me a lot of BAD BOYS II. And that is a shame for us the audience. They should have workd an exra two weeks or a month to be more logical and get that second half of the script right! MAKE LESS BLOCKBUSTER FILMS EVERY YEAR BUT MAKE THEM BETTER. Raise the fucking quality of the "big money" movie to were it was in the mid-80's.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:37 am

cap wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Lucas is funny.
"My last three 'blockbusters' were panned ( for the most part), so I declare the blockbuster dead?"
Nice hubris, dude.
Go make American Graffetti III.


HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Couldn't say it better myself.

George Lucas has single handedly destroyed the blockbuster. Go George Go!

What a tool. If any of them could write or direct maybe they could have a chance.


Lucas didn't destroy anything man, it was the fucking studios and their 10 200 million made films coming every fucking summer. At least Lucas made one every three years... And as much as you are right at a very minor scale, Lucas "blockbusters" were lacking in script & acting but were not lacking at all in all other aspects. The amazing production design for example shows that Lucas still has a soft spot for the "art". Anyway maybe I am just bullshiting all around but just wanted to show that you are overacting when you say Lucas destroyed the blockbuster.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:40 am

The usual so-an-so sucks-ism.
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Postby LeFlambeur on Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:07 am

Lucas isn't alone in his sentiments. I read an article in Film Comment last month, saying pretty much the same thing, but with more statistics and analysis.
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LeFlambeur, good job.
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Postby MiltonWaddams on Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:34 am

George Lucas wrote:But movie-making isn't about business. It's about art.


EL OH EL.

You can't just throw 200 million at a movie and expect it to be good, look at King Kong, or prequels 1, 2 and 3.. And to say that it's all shifting towards independent movies is semi-misleading. Brokeback Mountain, probably the most talked about movie of the year, has made only 78 million so far. Big Momma's House 2, the least talked about movie in the history of the world, 67 million. Crash made 55 million.

Sure, they have good cost to profit ratio, but nobody (relatively) is watching them.

Couldn't the Harry Potter movies fall under the catergory of 'Blockbuster'? What about Narnia? War of the Worlds was the highest grossing movie of last summer*.

Just because these fucking morons forgot how to make good movies, they step back and call the genre dead? What's next, blaming internet piracy for a pretty extreme dropoff in ticket sales? Red Herring.

*Prequel 3 opened before the summer season officially began, otherwise it would have been.
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:23 am

thx777b wrote:What do you think? Is the blockbuster dead? Discuss!


And here I thought you were doing a bad Dino impression, commenting on the death of Blockbuster Video.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:29 am

The blockbuster is dead.
Narnia killed it?
No, King Kong killed it?
No, no, no..it was War of the Worlds!
Or that Potter twit.

If you make a good "blockbuster", people will go see it.
Emphasis on GOOD.
The LOTRs Trilogy wasn't that damned long ago, either. Seems a few folk saw them as well.
MiltonWaddams points are well taken.

Goodnight & Good Luck was about art.
The take has been paltry, on the relative scale.
But it was a better movie than what Lucas pushed out.
Lucas talking about "art" is a canard.
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:01 pm

I had a good snort of disbelief when I read Lucas' declaration, too.

And I roll my eyes every time he says he's going to make small, independent movies. Are you telling me Skywalker Ranch wasn't raking any dough from all those Special Editions and merchandising, before the prequels were anything but a whisper? What about profits from Indy? Come on. He always had the money, he just never had the willpower, and still doesn't.

Anyway, I don't think the blockbuster is dead. Like so many here have said, LOTR proves that people love a big, adventerous epic. They will flock to it multiple times. People don't like empty epics like "Troy" or bland stuff like the SW prequels. Just look at this upcoming summer--Pirates and X3 will have people throwing rose petals before blockbusters again--especially the former.

Hollywood just doesn't seem to understand the kind of "blockbusters" people like. It's stuff like LOTR or Pirates of the Caribbean--movies that either completely transport you, or silly adventures that are just plain fun and exciting. Those are the kind of blockbusters that will draw EVERYONE in.
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:20 pm

I think it's another example of Lucas's ego at work. "I'm not going to do any more blockbusters, therefore blockbusters are dead." I think James Cameron might have something to say about that in the next few years, assuming he ever comes back to the surface and gets out of his mini-sub.

and if Lucas really believes the blockbuster is dead, why is he sinking so much money into things like 3-D and digital projection? do we really need to see napoleon dynamite's afro in 3-D? is good night and good luck gonna really be any better in glorious digitally-projected, 3-D Black&White?

as much as i'd love to see a return to the 70s, i'm not counting on it. I think these things are cyclical, and blockbusters are probably on the decline right now, as is filmgoing in general. but i think blockbusters are actually one of the few things that get people out to the theater these days. most indie films i'm inclined to just wait for on dvd, but the big event films like King Kong are the ones i'll risk enduring the modern theater-going experience to see, because the big-screen makes a difference on those. and when decent 3-D technology actually arrives, blockbusters are the films that will be aided by it the most. the rest i'll be happy to watch at home on my big-screen tv.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:28 pm

Actually a recent article on AICN's main page
http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=22599
suggests it's Cameron who's going to try to bring high-tech 3d high frame rate supa-dupa fly hi res pictures to our screens in the coming years with PROJECT 880 and the BATTLE ANGEL - and yeah he is another blockbuster auteur. Considering inflation and all Lucas' prediction that films are gonaa come in under $15 million is pretty silly - but I think Lucas has always been out of touch with the real world in some ways - it's what is often good about him, but in this case, he comes off a little 'airy fairy'
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Postby unikrunk on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:13 pm

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Ass: "Oh, just fine sir, right as rain."

Lucas: "Well, I was thinking, it might be good if I just talked out of you moving forward. See any problems with that?"

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Postby TheBaxter on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:15 pm

tapehead wrote:Actually a recent article on AICN's main page
http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=22599
suggests it's Cameron who's going to try to bring high-tech 3d high frame rate supa-dupa fly hi res pictures to our screens in the coming years with PROJECT 880 and the BATTLE ANGEL - and yeah he is another blockbuster auteur.


yeah, cameron is the one who's really been driving the 3-D thing, him and robert rodriguez. but i think lucas is pushing it too, after all he's been talking about rereleasing all the SW films in 3-D.

Considering inflation and all Lucas' prediction that films are gonaa come in under $15 million is pretty silly


yes, i thought the same thing. in 2025, $15 million will probably be the average adult ticket price. of course, that'll seem like nothing compared to gasoline at $1 billion/gallon.

but I think Lucas has always been out of touch with the real world in some ways - it's what is often good about him, but in this case, he comes off a little 'airy fairy'


he's kinda like the tori amos of film-making, huh?
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:16 pm

unikrunk wrote:One morning in the Bay area, late 1996...

Lucas: "Hey, good morning ass. How ya feelin'?"

Ass: "Oh, just fine sir, right as rain."

Lucas: "Well, I was thinking, it might be good if I just talked out of you moving forward. See any problems with that?"

Ass: "None at all sir, none at all. You just let me handle things from now on."


hey, it worked for jar-jar binks...
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:22 pm

The blockbuster isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a little more exclusive.

Studios are going to start pulling back and only greenlighting two major blockbusters a piece a year instead of four, perhaps funneling the money they would have spent off into smaller films. Romantic comedies will flourish. Independent films will boom. The blockbuster will go nowhere.

This model will make the event movie an event again.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:28 pm

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tapehead wrote:Actually a recent article on AICN's main page
http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=22599
suggests it's Cameron who's going to try to bring high-tech 3d high frame rate supa-dupa fly hi res pictures to our screens in the coming years with PROJECT 880 and the BATTLE ANGEL - and yeah he is another blockbuster auteur.


yeah, cameron is the one who's really been driving the 3-D thing, him and robert rodriguez. but i think lucas is pushing it too, after all he's been talking about rereleasing all the SW films in 3-D.

Considering inflation and all Lucas' prediction that films are gonaa come in under $15 million is pretty silly


yes, i thought the same thing. in 2025, $15 million will probably be the average adult ticket price. of course, that'll seem like nothing compared to gasoline at $1 billion/gallon.

but I think Lucas has always been out of touch with the real world in some ways - it's what is often good about him, but in this case, he comes off a little 'airy fairy'


he's kinda like the tori amos of film-making, huh?


actually I like to imagine him as Kate Bush, all floaty and dramatic dancing in a misty forest like in the 'Wuthering Hights' video, but the Tori Amos comparison works just as well
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Postby unikrunk on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:30 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:The blockbuster isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a little more exclusive.

Studios are going to start pulling back and only greenlighting two major blockbusters a piece a year instead of four, perhaps funneling the money they would have spent off into smaller films. Romantic comedies will flourish. Independent films will boom. The blockbuster will go nowhere.

This model will make the event movie an event again.


Yes, although I am not sure if independent cinema is really going to take hold in the fly over states. Smaller budget, user friendly, formulaic rom-coms, on the other hand, will be produced and devoured like funnel cakes.

Overall I agree with MasterWhedon on this one. For whatever that’s worth.

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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:32 pm

unikrunk wrote:Yes, although I am not sure if independent cinema is really going to take hold in the fly over states. Smaller budget, user friendly, formulaic rom-coms, on the other hand, will be produced and devoured like funnel cakes.

I was actually going to mention romantic comedies. Funny.
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:38 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:The blockbuster isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a little more exclusive.

Studios are going to start pulling back and only greenlighting two major blockbusters a piece a year instead of four, perhaps funneling the money they would have spent off into smaller films. Romantic comedies will flourish. Independent films will boom. The blockbuster will go nowhere.

This model will make the event movie an event again.


well said... and it makes perfect sense - and i hope so... cause even with 2 blockbusters per studio a year - we're getting what - at least 10-12 blockbusters a year...and then a nice plethora of (hopefully) quality mid to small budget films - and (even more hopefully) a good handful of really good independents...and than a boat-load of mediocre rom-coms...

and i don't know why every bitches about Lucas "creating" the blockbuster - i mean - ya - in the 70's him and spileberg made the studios realize that summer was the place to be to make money - and they kinda invented the big summer movie - but the Blockbusters of today that most are bitching about - were actually "created" and "perfected" by jerry bruckheimer, don simpson, and joel silver... from mid 80's on is where the blockbuster really got defined - and - unfortunately - for the most part - it also lost its way... the 80's were all about excess - so were their movies - and it just progressed from there...
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:52 pm

It's obviously becoming much less profitable but to assume it's completely dead seems to be jumping the gun. Of course with ever shrinking audiences and greater competition from TV and Video Games etc perhaps one day the blockbuster as we know it today will be no more.
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Postby Theta on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:10 pm

I don't think the blockbuster is dead, but I'm seeing an increasing divide. The small movies are getting smaller, and the big movies are getting bigger.

Lucas does have a point. Look at Lionsgate, which is currently raking it in hand over fist with Saw and Tyler Perry. Sure, they're crap, but "Saw II" made nearly $150 million worldwide on a seven figure budget, and "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion" was profitable opening weekend thanks to bus trips.


Still, I don't think the blockbuster will entirely leave us. It's just going to change, especially as 3D is rammed down our throats (whether we want it or not, it's starting to look like that's the next jump.) I expect the film industry will largely shift over to home video, which is its main source of revenue and profit anyway.
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Postby Eric G on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:23 pm

tstreet wrote:There will always be blockbusters, will there always be as many, I think not.

I mean it all about the math. A movie with a 200 million dollar budget makes 225 million, and a 15 million bugeted movie makes 40 million, everyone is making the same amount of money, but with far less risks.

Evem is a 15 million dollar movie bombs, It is so much easier to make up the budget on a smaller movie, especially with the DVD and pay per view market how it is now a days.

There is no definite answer. I would love to see more smaller movies made and marketed correctly, but I still wanna see a great blockbuster every once in a while.


What he said.

I think Lucas may be trying to justify the films he now wants to make.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:31 pm

I agree with Eric but elt me also add that I don't think master Lucas was definitve in saying "the blockbuster is dead"! I think it was more metaphorical. He probably meant that making blockbusters in the near future will be as some other poster said before me more "exclusive" less for more, get my drift...
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Postby Theta on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:33 pm

unikrunk wrote:
Yes, although I am not sure if independent cinema is really going to take hold in the fly over states. Smaller budget, user friendly, formulaic rom-coms, on the other hand, will be produced and devoured like funnel cakes.

Overall I agree with MasterWhedon on this one. For whatever that’s worth.

/no cred here.


Hey, I have no cred either, it doesn't stop me from being a humorless know-it-all dick. :D

I third the remark about romantic comedies. Seriously, most "independent" films are precisely that. The romantic comedy market is a gaping gulping maw, constantly demanding new product. Any romantic comedy will get released on video. The only maw bigger, more gaping, and more lacking in supply to meet demand is family films. Seriously, I've been researching this shit and I shouldn't have made a thriller with lesbians in it, I should have made a movie about a really smart dog.
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Postby thx777b on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:36 pm

Another BOUND influenced film?
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Postby Theta on Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:51 pm

thx777b wrote:Another BOUND influenced film?


Although I love that movie, my movie "Dual" is a "supernatural thriller", not a noir. I hate using that term because it's so often major-studio code for "calling it a 'horror movie' doesn't test well with soccer moms", but it really does apply in this case.

Did I mention it has lesbians? :twisted:
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