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  • #16
    Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

    i'm starting to think Deniro has almost completely lost his mojo.....hope he hurry's up with the new Scorcesses project.
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    • #17
      Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

      Thank you, Bill, for pointing out that the reason for making films wasn't always preceded by a dollar sign. It's certainly not the "golden age" anymore, but the "green age".

      Originally posted by Juno Styles View Post
      i'm starting to think Deniro has almost completely lost his mojo.....hope he hurry's up with the new Scorcesses project.
      I'm sure he's crying all the way to the bank.

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      • #18
        Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

        him and pacino
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        • #19
          Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

          Originally posted by Biohazard View Post
          Thank you, Bill, for pointing out that the reason for making films wasn't always preceded by a dollar sign. It's certainly not the "golden age" anymore, but the "green age".
          I think those films were all made for money - but long term money. Remember, back then films were rereleased a few times if they were hits. So you needed to make a film that people loved enough to see again. That way the studios would make more money.

          Now it's all about the deal instead of the finished product - one is short term money and one is long term money.

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          • #20
            Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

            Woody Allen leaves a third of his budget for reshoots, and he uses it. I'm not sure reshooting or not reshooting is a sign of anything but different processes.

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            • #21
              Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

              Originally posted by wcmartell View Post
              I think those films were all made for money - but long term money. Remember, back then films were rereleased a few times if they were hits. So you needed to make a film that people loved enough to see again. That way the studios would make more money.

              Now it's all about the deal instead of the finished product - one is short term money and one is long term money.

              - Bill
              I think you're right, to a point.

              Under the studio system, they cranked out movies 'cause they needed to make money in the theaters that they owned. Because they needed "product", they actively pursued anyone that was qualified and would work on a per week salary.

              Basically, if you were a writer and knew someone, you could get a job. And there were a lot of great movies prior to 1950 or so (when the studio system started to collapse), but there was also a lot of crap. Anyone who consistently watches TCM can point this out. (How many westerns were produced up to about 1940 or so? And how many are remembered today?)

              It's always been about the money for Hollywood. It's just that some writers/directors/producers were able to work well within the system and still produce something of value beyond just a "product".

              HH

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              • #22
                Re: Little Fockers needs week of "pickups"

                Originally posted by wcmartell View Post
                Now it's all about the deal instead of the finished product...
                That's pretty much what I was getting at. Bad movies make as much as good ones, so why bother making a film good? The studios are making profit no matter what the finished product looks like - and they know that.

                Hollywood's mission is no longer to make money by providing the public with a quality product. It's just to make money.
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                Last edited by Biohazard; 12-28-2010, 02:07 PM.

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