As anyone who's ever seen it will testify, cracked.com is one of the very best sites that the internet has, but I thought this article was brilliant even by their standards. It's a pretty jaded article, sure, but damn if I don't agree with every single word. I mean, I love movies, I went to film school, I have hundreds and hundreds of them on DVD from all periods of cinema history - and yet maybe seven or eight of those were released in the last six years or so.
I've come to the conclusion that we don't really need Hollywood and the star system anymore. A lot of my favourite films ever have next to nothing in the way of special effects, and since it's been proven time and again that you can make a great film on a shoestring budget, why the hell are people still paying $20,000,000 for one actor to be in their film?