I find it bizarre that people I know still frequent cinemas, and see ‘blockbusters’. I know of these films from a far, and they all look terrible - unnecessary sequels, remakes, prequels - basically, so many examples of the fact that Hollywood’s creative output is dead as they clearly have no interest in welcoming in genuinely brilliant and forward thinking writers and directors. And the hilarious thing is, my assumptions of their quality are more likely than not confirmed by the people who’ve seen them and tell me about them. They’re often really average, or terrible. I almost want to say to them: ‘as if you didn’t think it was going to be shit’.
There seems to be no spark in modern mainstream cinema. Hell, modern mainstream anything. Television programming seems like the worst its ever been, music is getting more materialist and simpler by the year, and cinema is this constant wave of adaptions of stories that other people have written.
It’s a consistant trend I see of these major companies unable to take any real risks. They think belittling their viewers with shoddy entertainment is safer and less likely to lose them money than creating something truly bold that may alienate a few morons who are scared of change. It all feels like any entertainment now is made to suit the advertisers. It’s like the adverts are the main importance, and the entertainment is just there to make people see the adverts - and it doesn’t matter how rubbish it is (saves the effort of actually making a good piece of art) as long as they’re paying attention.
And I can call out the lack of quality in these things, and say all these things I feel are fundamentally true, but the saddest thing about every word i’ve spoken, is that it means nothing, because people lap it up. And not even because they like it, but because they feel that, because it’s mainstream, and it’s in the public consciousness, that its their only choice, and because everyone else is consuming it, it would be weird not to.
There is still great modern art. There is a world of internet out there to find it. Just put in the fucking effort. You don’t have to see the new Spiderman remake. You don’t. It will be shit. I bet everything on it.
Dig out an old 50s film you half know about and give it a watch. There is nothing wrong with discovering art for yourself, not to ‘fit in’. Who gives a fuck if you think you have no one to talk about it to, that’s not the point of art. Art is the most important part about art, not what other people think of it.
I could go on, but I wont.
Your last paragraph, is ‘the’ paragraph! I totally agree! All notions & connotation, I totally agree Sir.
People, would think it ‘strange’ or ‘stupid’ to find something that only they found interesting (with in so called art) but the people I state as feeling that way are just the same as the sheep that would flock to any now mainstream ‘blockbuster’ or big-thing. It’s so depressing that oh so manny people are so simple like that.
yet the saddest thing about this is, there are people that would say: ‘oh yes I agree, thats just not cool…’ bla bla bla but then would 100% rush with their nonsensical/ mundane friends all dressed in their consumerism uniform thus defeating their own (one assumes own) statement that the latter later isn’t for them.
Makes me so mad when people lie just because them, perhaps, the’ll be seen as fitting in and so on.If you like it, you like it but at least appreciate or understand another persons perspective (that is actually correct) but still, nothing will change.