This is great! Thank you for pulling back the curtain.
Spike Lee’s cousin gets bigger budgets than Spike because his films have made wayyy more profit while Spike’s films have failed to break even over 85% of the time. From an investment standpoint, Spike is still seen as a dice roll strictly from a business standpoint.
He should have shot it digitally and implemented Live Grain so he could control the texture like they did for Joker. That footage they showed looked pretty bad and not in a good way
Totally interested until I realized it was the same monitor. At this point I need an ultrabright.
”The movie was a promising follow-up for Payne, whose last film -- 2017's Downsizing -- was a costly critical and box office disappointment for both distributor Paramount and the Oscar-winning filmmaker. (He won for co-writingThe Descendants and writing Sideways.) Payne has some stone-cold classics on his resume, including Election and About Schmidt -- he also has some meh movies. But losing out on the Nebraska filmmaker's latest film doesn't service anyone. Especially audiences.“
Slightly annoying for you saying “he also has some meh movies”.
Considering he has so few and 90% are great I think you honestly just misread Wikipedia and mistook his writing credits as films he’s directed.
Every filmmaker has some meh movies. Since you already explained Downsizing is bad, what other movies of his few are meh?
Citizen Ruth, a first feature that I’ve never seen but has good marks regardless.
So which are bad or did you look at his filmography as a director on Wikipedia and count Jurassic Park 3 and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry?
John I respect your work, and I’m glad someone that has social currency to lose isn’t afraid of putting themselves out there. Thank you.
NFS needs to reach out to their readers and see what they’re looking for at this point. I come here very little these days.