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March 30, 2011

Movies aren't dead. They're simply growing in a different direction.

It is easy to look at that unseemly menagerie of cinematic insipidity and despair.
Yet there is an important distinction to be made here: These sorts of articles, however chilling they may be, are rarely claiming that the art form itself is dying, and that we must brace ourselves for the Cinematic Apocalypse. What they are recognizing is the undeniable fact that Hollywood has ceased to provide us with the sorts of transcendental, artistic visions for which we long. -- InsideCatholic.com | The Future of Film | Feature | Articles

Posted by Vanderleun at March 30, 2011 6:12 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"transcendental, artistic visions for which we long."

Heck, how about a movie that does not make me want to barf.

Posted by: Fat Man at March 30, 2011 8:02 PM

Hollywood is simply going the way of the press and television. Now that the technology is affordable, many people are simply making their own entertainment.
Another problem is that there really aren't any 'stars'anymore. Just mediocre famous people whose empty lives repulse us.

Posted by: Jewel at March 30, 2011 10:32 PM

Hollywood and Obama have much in common. No substance. Unfortunately, this is reflected in many aspects of our lives.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at March 31, 2011 3:01 AM

Ever since they allowed 'Damn' in "Gone With the Wind" movies have descended into that charnel pit.

Posted by: Peccable at March 31, 2011 4:27 PM

All they need to do is remember they're meant to entertain, not to preach. James Cameron entertained back in the day when preachifying wasn't the norm, doing spectacularly with the first two Terminegger movies. Then, in 2009, in line with the climate change that got into Hollywood, he went Riefenstahl.

They can entertain just like they did in the old days. They don't want to entertain. Like their journo friends, they've turned their backs on their mandate to fulfill the exciting role of "Man On A Mission", the mission to make a Better World™.

Posted by: Fearless Ferenc at April 3, 2011 9:32 AM

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