32-time award winning Writer, director, and composer.
You forgot one important bit of advice - Don't be a white dude.
I have two comments on this idea:
1. But BLACK SAVIOR tropes are automatically OK? Why exactly?
2. Did you notice that most of the "bad" examples above are gigantic, huge earning and Oscar nominated/winning movies? Yep, don't do what's right, to keep the PC fascists happy. Oh brother.
Saying that Spielberg is "attacking" Netflix, or "trying to disrupt" or not recognizing their right to make movies, etc., is just as misleading, as if you were claiming that Netflix is trying to stop Spielberg from making movies.
This is about THE AWARDS, nothing else. Netflix is closer to TV than theatrical features, therefore they get EMMY'S. They shouldn't get Emmy's AND Academy Awards, any more than Spielberg's theatrical films should qualify for Emmy's.
Can we all stop using the term "DISRUPT" please?
It's become completely meaningless hyperbole.
"...you don’t necessarily have more picture information on a 35mm frame than a 16mm frame."
That statement is a load of crap.
You have FOUR TIMES more picture information. That statement is such BS that it makes this entire article questionable.
Sorry, after about 20 years of this nonsense, I'm STILL not buying this:
" The most important thing is the story. Period. "
I've been hearing that since The Blair Witch Project came out (on Hi8), and when everyone was shooting MiniDV and claiming it didn't make a difference. Anyone here still feel that way about shooting on MiniDV & Hi8? I didn't think so. The quality of the image DOES matter, a hell of a lot. Yes, if the story sucks, high quality imagery won't save it, but a good story that looks like crap is still crap.