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Are there many good anime movies without having to be subtitled in English?
originally posted by: Grovit
originally posted by: InhaleExhale
you didn't read the OP did you?
most of it.
it was written in such a way that it was hard to read. one big lump of text
originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: Tangerine
You are right on that point and it shows. However I think there is also an extroardinary lack of talent within the 'star' pool. There has ben a stranglehold on hollywood for years with agencies only booking who they want to promote without any real regard to talent and also, sadly good looks.
If you look at the movies made in the 50's 60's and 70's the men and women were stunning. My wife had a few friends round one evening and five of them could not think of one really good looking hollywood male star. You look at the actors from the past, they had a masculinity about them that today's lead man seems to lack unless he is some american muscleman, then its more testosterone than masculinity and talent.
The movies all seem to reflect either the bible or supposed jewish history and perhaps its all been done before in the past and better, even without todays special effects etc. To remake the classic Cleopatra is a waste of money and time. The film is a classic as were the actors. Where is the new innovation - ideas - with a film like Avatar, I was swept away but are we so stagnant in hollywood that we are only able to go to see films like avatar on rare occasions?
Too much celebrity, huge ludicrous wages and no real heroes for me today.
originally posted by: lonesomerimbaud
a reply to: makemap
There have been some modern movies that are creative and non commercial.
David Lynch can be brilliant, Lars Von Trier, too.
Melancholia, Dancer In The Dark, Mulholland Drive are very good films.
However, gone are the days of Orson Welles being given a blank cheque to go strut his stuff. Orson Welles is my very favourite. Mercury Theatre produced some amazing films, cited as some of the best all time movies.
I wish that technology was advanced enough to put film making into the hands of everybody so that big budgets were no longer necessary. With the advances in quality cameras, like go pro and software for special effects there is every possibility that the budget for making a film could be slashed.
I am a critic like you of the quality of films that are coming out of Hollywood. I just wish they would take chances like they used to. Like everything else Hollywood has become a victim of commercialism and art being sacrificed for profit.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: makemap
ehh...they ran out of original ideas...