JSDC
Entry: And Back Again
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From Robert
Website: http://www.robertspuhler.com
Freakin' GREAT entry, Jess.

It is the problem of the studio model - making dimminishing returns on rehashing last year's hits is more important than taking a chance.

But the indie model is barely better. Look at the walls of your local Blockbuster; the new release video boxes feature all of these films (closer to my story's budget range than yours wink) with art directly ripped off from hits. Yesterday I was in a Blockbuster and saw Napoleon Dynamite and Lord of the Rings in the new release section. Only it was neither film. They were ripoff flicks, designed just for the cash.

It can be frustrating. It IS frustrating. But you're right.
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From westsidekef
Website: http://westsidekef.blogspot.com
But, there is someone out there with some fight left in them and they will take up the cause once they know what it is.
And, those veterans will be in the back cheering them on, for what it's worth.
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From David Markland
Website: http://offlineadventures.com
The horror/thriller thing is the flavor of the month. Fantasies will become a trend again.
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From Curt Sawyer
Website: http://ussexcalibur.blogspot.com
One would think that with the success of LOTR and Potter that Fantasy would be in now.

I think it is bigger than that. It is the industry's proclivity to stick with a known quantity rather than take a risk.

Too bad. Everyone's loss.
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From Danielle
Website: http://kittenagogo.typepad.com
Big sigh. Disappointing to know that Saw 3 will be at a theater near me before other awesome stories that I might actually want to see. Oh, the bygone days of storytelling over mass-marketing...
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From Kellie
All of this will only make your films more of a revelation to the movie-viewing public.

Off topic: There was a Yahoo news story about JK Rowling and Book 7. She says 2 characters die that she didn't intend to die. Gave me goosebumps! smile
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060626/en_nm/arts_potter_plot_dc
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From Dave
Website: http://www.greatestblogeverwritten.blogspot.com/
Looking from the outside (and from afar) it seems to me that Hollywood is scared to take chances and all too eager to grab onto whatever is the current flavour of the month. Be it horror, thrillers or superheroes (I heard there is an Ant-Man film in production. What?) it's more about business/money than making great films. Unfortunately, great fantasy doesn't operate well on an indie budget.

All we can do is hope you find your knight, Jess. I'm sure they're out there. I just hope they have deep pockets. wink
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From Sarah Y
Jess, you rock and that's all that I have to say about that.
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From Kelli
Movies that have part 1-10 and then a million years laer come back with remakes of all 1-10 are really insane... I dont get it, because something is "in" doesnt mean its good. Jess you will get your film made and it will be great because most people are tired of seeing the same characters played by 90 different actors over 20 years again and again and again. People need to speak up and let the big wigs know whats up. Dont waste your 11.50 for a movie ticket on another big budget craphole that you have seen 10 other times before the next time you go to a theater, pick something a little less advertised or something you may not have ever heard of.. Then if everyone does this it will show the execs that big budget is "out" and the little man has triumphed. Does that make any sense? I hope so, it sounded good in my head anyways...
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