Tuesday, August 7, 2012

If you want to know what's wrong with the movie industry

Listen to this interview with Peter Berg, director of Battleship (sorry, no transcript). Lots of troubling information if you listen for it but the one that jumped out at me was the part about thirteen minutes in where the Berg says (and I'm inclined to believe him) that the studio actually pressured him to go from the original 150 million to 200. There were all sorts of elaborate rationales for this, but in the final analysis, none of them undercut the conclusion that the business model here is deeply screwed up.

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