I gotta say this is pretty short sighted. There are so so many great films that are WAY better than huge, 200 million dollar blockbusters that are made for cheap. I'd rather watch The Breakfast Club than the new Ghostbusters or any Transformers movie. Just cause you can make a cheap film doesn't mean you should? What does that even mean? Clerks was made for under $30,000. Ex Machina is a one location sci-fi movie, made on the cheap, same as Whiplash. All amazing movies. Room was probably the best thing to come out of 2016. When you don't focus on the budget you only have performances and writing to make your movie great. And THAT'S why you make a cheap film. Also, Reservoir Dogs was made for next to nothing and it gave way to Quentin Tarantino. It's proof of concept for an artist.
Yes! This ^^ well said
I'm 32. And I fucking hate 3D movies. Such a cash grab, ruins movies. Can't wait to this stupid fad to go far far away.
I don't mind Money-grabbing sequels. If another awesome movie will come of it, the more the merrier! Over-reliance on CGI can hurt sometimes, but it's still not pulling me out of the movie at all. You need CGI for these kinds of epic movies.
Lack of diversity shouldn't bother anyone - speaking soleley of performance. As long as the best actor gets the part, has the right look, and entertains, who cares what their skin color is? When you try to "remedy" this problem, you get things like an Asian Jubliee with a pointless role in a movie. Women as eye candy, well they're not going to put Oprah or Rosie O'donell as Wonder Woman. And why is it only "women as eye candy"? All the guys are cut, near model-like men. So no more attractive people in movies? Why? If they can act and look the part why are we going to exclude them on their looks - I think that's counter intuitive to what your point was in the first place. Basing something on looks. Dark, realistic blockbusters... we are NOT tired of this because it's only been done right one or two times. (Batman, The Watchmen) They just need to do it right, not stop doing it all together.
The Marche du Film isn't the Cannes film fest though. It's more of a free for all for almost anyone to get their films in - and probably where China checks to acquire movies. Very B movies. The real meat and potatoes is the Cannes Film Festival. That's the real world stage for film.
I love this. I would love love love to shoot my next film ON film. I love that this is a huge step AWAY from 3D movies (which is the worst fucking thing to happen to cinema). The one big hurdle for me is, right now where I am, getting my hands on a film camera. I know you can buy tail ends of reels for cheap - and that's how you can really get film for pennies on the dollar - but the camera itself to rent is a hardship for a lot of up and coming filmmakers. I can shoot a scene with 2/3 DSLRs set up and cover it in one set up (not that that's what I do, but cost wise, you can see where digital saves you time). But I totally agree - if you have the means, and can rent a film camera, and get over the price of film, it's an awesome medium to work with, and classically cinema. Hope it continues to come back in a huge way.