A Few Movie Thoughts

In my life I have learned that there a few things that hold true. Cub fans are serious masochists, the Olympics were better when they came every four years and Red Sox fans were blessed with the appearance of an aberration similar to Halley’s Comet. Once every hundred years or so they win a championship.

I also believe with perfect faith that LA will again experience a sports year like 1988 in which the Dodgers and Lakers won the championship and even the Kings were exceptionally competitive.

That brings me to the topic of the moment, movies. David smartly remarked that a person’s taste in movies can be quite revealing about whether they might be the kind of people you want to hang out with. Now much as I’d like to spend a few minutes discussing the list of movies he came up with I am going to go a different direction and refer back to another old post called

Too Many Sequels

I won’t rehash the entire thing here, but suffice it to say that I am still irked about something. During the past few years we have been inundated with remakes of old movies. Very few of them have been any good. With all of the so called creative people around you would think that we might see something new.

If I remember I’ll have to come up with a post that expands upon this further.

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Comments

  1. Jack's Shack says

    Leaf,

    I have heard that too, but it still doesn’t work for me.

    Ellie,

    Rocky 67 would make me happy. It is one of the few series that I enjoy.

    Michael,

    Koheleth and the movies- far better than Siskel and Ebert.

  2. That which has been is that which shall be,
    And that which has been done is that which shall be done,
    And there is nothing new under the sun.

  3. MizEllie says

    What, you thought Rocky Balboa was overkill?

  4. Jack,
    I recently got a very good explanation on what has happened to the movie industry in recent years. Simply, they have cut back the number of films they make a year from 50 or more to 10. Since each studio is only producing about ten films a year that does not leave them a lot of room to take risks. So, what do we the consumers get? We get sure money makers like sequels and remakes and movie adaptations of books that will never be nearly as good as reading the original text. It is a shame but if you are looking for originality in film you really have to look small and find indie films. That, or give up on theaters almost entirely, join netflix or blockbusteronline and find obscure films that never received the support they deserved.

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