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Lucas says the Blockbuster is dead.

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10th March 2006 21:06  #31

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Adrian wrote: Chris, the big budget movies today are produced to try and make them blockbusters.  Sometimes they are successful, sometimes they are not.  No one could argue that despite its budget Titanic was a blockbuster.  On the other hand, Waterworld wasn't.

As I said, it's a b*****disation of the original meaning of the term. Now it basically just means any film that made a s**t load of cash.

11th March 2006 0:50  #32

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
stanton heck wrote: SO if you live in NEW YORK or LA your ticket price will be $15.00 in 10 years!  

It's already that much in Toronto, about $20 for IMAX Very Happy

11th March 2006 3:10  #33

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I actually liked "Waterworld."

11th March 2006 8:43  #34

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Jonny "Me You" wrote: stanton heck wrote: SO if you live in NEW YORK or LA your ticket price will be $15.00 in 10 years!  

It's already that much in Toronto, about $20 for IMAX Very Happy


yeah but thats getting into silly things, like conversion rates and high taxes

12th March 2006 14:13  #35

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Chris. You're right. Of course. The term blockbuster is used as a generalization but for the purposes of this thread and as far as what George Lucas meant, its used to descibe the 'planned blockbuster' not the one's that come out of nowhere. The one's that come out of nowhere are usually the one's that stand the test of time better than the planned one's. I think he's saying that, as production costs come down, studio's will eventually concede that they are very wasteful and change the way they produce films. One of these ways would be by not commiting huge sums ($200mill plus) to make a planned blockbuster. That's how I read it anyway. I may be wrong. I frequently am.

18th March 2006 6:14  #36

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
He is just getting old, and so is Star Wars.  Let's bring in the younger blockbuster makers with some fresh ideas and good acting and directing Happy  Oh pa-lease.

18th March 2006 13:04  #37

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
The same goes for the term cult, it used to mean a film that did really c**p at the box office, but through the years the film has gathered popularity through either video or television, for example Blade Runner.

Now it means that it's an independant film, that gets shown at a movie festival like Sundance, and hope that word of mouth, or bribe someone like Harry from AICN to plug the movie, in hopes that it generates a lot of interest when they shove it on DVD.

Then some marketing person or some two bit reviewer quickly labels it a cult movie, just because it's sold just over a thousand copies due to a bunch of internet geeks who read AICN or Kevin Smith's website.

20th March 2006 17:23  #38

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
floyd dylan wrote: The same goes for the term cultisn't that associated with any movie Tom Cruise is in?
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