I'd imagine if it knows where frame 1 is and frame 3 is it can interpolate a pretty accurate position for frame 2.
What about movies with less obvious stakes? What would the logline be for Boyhood? My Dinner with Andre? Lost in Translation? Before Sunrise and Before Sunset? Tree of Life?
She makes some really good points. What if someone doesn't want to work for Lasseter? Now they either have to do so against their will or they have to quit their job? Neither seems like a great option.
That being said I'm not sure where to draw the line with these famous people who do bad things (Lasseter, Spacey, Affleck, etc). Are they never allowed to work again? Or just not allowed to work in the film industry again? Also what's the statute of limitations on someones bad behaviour. If they did something when they were 9 should we blacklist them 50 years later? How about if they were 18? Or 30? How about allowing for people making bad decisions in the past but evolving and changing as human beings (Kevin Hart, James Gunn, etc.)
I've been thinking about this kind of stuff a lot lately.
I have enormous respect for Emma Thompson in any case.
I know of the podcast you're talking about but haven't had a chance to hear it yet. It doesn't strike me as a particularly well thought out premise though. It leaves me with a number of questions.
Are stories about people becoming more accepting of another race straight up unacceptable? Or only if they are directed by white people? I mean, American History X did that, correct? I don't remember anyone hating on that film. Is that one unacceptable as well or maybe it is acceptable because it didn't have a happy ending? Would that movie be in the same category? How about Huck Finn? That is essentially a road movie (in novel form) about a young white kid who gradually realizes the shared humanity of the black man he is travelling with. Should we throw that one on the rubbish bin too?
Should films only show the ugly side of racism and not the beauty of racial reconciliation?
Why should any artist of filmmaker feel compelled to tell the story that someone else thinks they should be telling rather than the story they want to tell? Is a story of a racist becoming less racist inherently less valuable or meaningful than the story of racists who don't change at all?
Do you think a movie showing the evils/horrors of racism is going to change anyone's minds? Are racists going to see it and say "Man, now that I have this objective look at myself, I feel like I can do better" or is it much more likely someone sees it and says "Well, that's not me" and moves on?
Just thinking out loud.
I guess there aren't any good places to make films outside the US.