Age of Hollywood Extinction

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  1. qwerty

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    While China will claim its due to advances in their film industry - the truth is that its mostly due to the cheaper labour and the fact they can promote Chinese goods and get paid more than promoting US goods - hence why we have so many Chinese Milk promotions in DOTM and AOE as they pay more.

    It wont end the era of Hollywood movies - though the terms is fairly loose anyway as very few movies are made in Hollywood these days - however it will mean that we'll see a lot more films being made in China to capitalise on not having to spend as much and get the film made more cheaply.

    China also has a fairly untapped audience - so that's another factor.
     
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    International box office has already been counting more and more in the last 5 years.

    There have been so many films that have had a larger gross overseas than domestically, and that has been pushing Hollywood to see its homeland as a lost cause, because we just aren't shelling out hundreds of dollars to take our families of 4 to the same movie 10 times anymore (like we once did in the times of Batman and Jurassic Park).

    Plus, unlike the States, word is China is embracing the 3D craze in film and is willing to pay. One section I read in the book "Sleepless in Hollywood," remarked that those are the theaters that are largely being built now, and that almost any US release going to China, has to be in 3D format.
     
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    It's not as if the U.S. hasn't embraced 3D; if it hadn't, then so many films wouldn't rely on 3D to take home more box office money.
     
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    But think of the 3D market now, and how it was a few years ago. Because Holylwood shot themselves in the foot with bad/rushed 3D conversion of some films, many families have shied away from going to see the films in these formats. As it stands now, people are very picky as to what they will even see in that format. Pacific Rim I was not going to give myself over to for 3D, but with something like Gravity, it intrigued me.
     
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    It's still new. So yeah the bean counters forced crappy 3D jobs; but it didn't kill it. Instead we see more and more directors embracing the format and making art of it- like Gravity and Life of Pi. And even Bay, who once was on the popular "gimmick" kick knows how to use the format well.