Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hollywood Is In A Creative Depression
Los Angeles, CA—Where are they? Where are the films that you really want to see? The compelling stories brought to the silver screen that have any relevance to our lives aren’t being made anymore.
Animations, robots, and comedies that barely make us chuckle are wasting space at the cinema’s. Gone are compelling stories of real heroes, courtroom dramas or historical events.
Personally, I want more actor driven films without the ridicules special effects that are just silly and not believable.
When I was visiting the Bendlerblock military compound in Berlin last November, I found 5000 stories there waiting to be told. That is where Col. Clause Von Stauffenberg and others planned the bombing attempt on Adolph Hitler’s life. Today a portion of that facility houses the German Resistance Museum. The stories here of of the heroes that were arrested tried and executed for resisting Adolph Hitler and the devastation he brought down on the German people. The stories documented there are all incredibly compelling and full of adrenalin fueled intrigue.
Nearly every courthouse in the entire world has those stories of justice served or gone wrong that would inspire, thrill and entertain moviegoers. Many of the best stories are long forgotten but none the less powerful and relevant to our lives.
Great films are out there that are not vehicles of the obvious product placement spam, action figures and the rest of the crap we did not spend our money to see.
My own film about recruit Chicago policewoman Ann Leybourne’s ending a career serial rapist’s reign of terror over the city’s North Side would put viewers on the edge of their seats. One beautiful young ingénue selected for brutal victimization by a cunning criminal was able to accomplish what Paul Kersey or Dirty Harry Callahan could only do in fictional thrillers. This film, COME FRIDAY is not so expensive to produce but will captivate and inspire the audience.
Every week I look for new movies and released DVD’s but can’t seem to find anything worthy of two hours and the price of a ticket. The Hollywood investors have never had a better opportunity to make quality films with so much expensive garbage out there. They just have look beyond the talent agencies that have lost their magic.
Film investors need to find a great story, land a decent director and avoid input from the large talent agencies their bad ideas that have not been working. Making films that’s actor driven is what movie goers really want.
Here is a great film waiting to be made that moviegoers are waiting to see. .