According to Nancy Vialatte’s reading of the LA Times, there is a lot of ‘dumb money’ “flooding” Hollywood. Where is it, and how can I get some? I promise to educate this money and make it smarter.
Goldstein points out that we’d have to go back to the fall of 2006, when “The Queen” and “Babel” were released, to find a specialty-division drama that made as much as money as a forgettable piece of fluff like “Good Luck Chuck.”
What is really sounds to me like is that the art houses producers would be better off paying for bigger stars and P&A, rather than changing the nature of the stories they are telling. Both The Queen and Babel had such market-pleasing advantages.