Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Hollywood Babble On & On #1239: Random Stuff.


An anonymous reader, who according to policy, shall be called Dirty Dingus McGee, asked me this question:
Can it be otherwise? Is it possible to have a movie industry that has honest accounting, reasonable wages for stars be they actors or directors or producers, and modest budgets for G-rated films?
Short answer: No.

You see Hollywood has been run poorly for such an unbelievably long time, but has grown so unbelievably huge during that time. That means that you would have an extremely hard time finding experienced people in the industry who have the ability to envision being able to run it another way.

Shoddy business practices have become dogma in Hollywood.

However, there is a way to reform Hollywood, to be the Hollywood version of Martin Luther nailing your 95 theses on the front gates of Paramount.

Be a multi-billionaire who owns their own media conglomerate.

Then you could initiate the reforms and lead by example, but it will only work if you are unbelievably successful, putting out more hits than a short tempered Mafia don and in every medium and genre.

Then maybe, you might inspire reform in the other studios. But your rivals have decades of precedent to back them up

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But seriously folks a person or persons unknown has violated the grave and stolen the head of legendary filmmaker FW Murnau.

Murnau is most famous for his silent horror classic Nosferatu, which was a copyright violating adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. However, he also made Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, one of the most powerful romantic melodramas of the silent era. Sadly, he died at the age of 42 in a car accident in Santa Barbara before he could make much of a dent in the burgeoning sound era.

Now I think I can give you a pretty good profile of the skull thief or thieves. Probably some Goth kids who saw Nosferatu and picked up some BS from the Internet and thought that they could use the skull for black magic.

All I can say is:


All you're going to get out of it is a good chance of an unpleasant infection from handling dead body parts with, I suspect, little thought toward hygiene.

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