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Let Werner Herzog bring the Bond franchise to its natural conclusion. Three hours of 007 behind a desk, wondering what it all meant. Global order is an illusion; there is only chaos, entropy and despair. Outside the wind howls, whipping the laurel bushes.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 21, 2018
Amazon is reportedly thinking about buying the Whole Foods of movie theaters. Is that a good idea? – The Washington Post – It seems like everyone wants to be in the MoviePass business… other than MoviePass. Since vertical integration is a thing again, it makes sense for big media companies (or wannabes) to buy up theater chains. I’m interested to see what Amazon could do to innovate on the theater chain experience. Imagine renting a whole small theater with a group of friends and being able to play any movie ever made from a cloud-based film library.
Oscars Won’t Televise All Awards, Adds Popular Film Category – Hollywood Reporter – Now that everyone is done venting about this, let’s talk objectively. Adding a ‘Popular Film’ category is obvious pandering and probably won’t increase viewers, at least after the first year. Leaving out the “boring” awards would probably increase viewers at the margins, but at the cost of alienating technical members. The Oscars is strong enough to survive. The main solution may be for ABC to realize that viewership is cratering, even for big live events. They are not going to make as much on their investment as initially predicted.
Two great documentaries on the opioid crisis are on Netflix: 1) “Recovery Boys,” a new film about 4 addicts in West Virginia in a farm-based rehab program; 2) “Herion(e)”, from 2017, about 3 amazing women who work for the state with addicts. – The Guardian
Art of the Cut addendum – detail on the Mission: Impossible – Fallout timeline from Eddie Hamilton, ACE by Steve Hullfish – ProVideo Coalition – It’s crazy, the amount of work that sits behind all of these edits.
YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
“I’m rich! I don’t mean money-wise. I mean that I have figured out how to never be around assholes at any time in my personal and professional life. That’s rich. And not being around assholes should be the goal of every graduate here today.”