Jan 2, 2014


"What I think has happened is that the need to eventize a film has crossed into the area of content and performance. Predictable mainstream drama (watching stars do what you've seen them do before, watching familiar plot lines) has been driven into long form TV drama, which means that for a film to compete theatrically it must be an event. Ergo the glut of megabudget IMAX 3D CGI epics. But the need to eventize also is affecting story and performance. "Stunt" performances which were once relatively rare (DeNiro in Raging Bull, Cage in Leaving Las Vegas) are becoming a necessary audience hook: emaciated McConaughey, comb over Bale, silent Redford." — Paul Schrader, Facebook

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