Reality is nuanced and messy, full of pros and cons. Living in a networked world is complicated.
For so bravely and intelligently distributing the film and to the audiences who went to see it and perhaps those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.
Many of us sink so eagerly into the slow pace and rich textures of Belá Tarr to escape just the experience that Gravity provides.
I’m the navigator of the ship, but I’m not the captain, I can’t do it without everyone’s equally valuable input.
in general I like to watch good films, because bad films make me sad
In the past, because making movies was so expensive, we had to protect against exhaustion and compromise. In the future, you’ll have to steel yourself against something else: the temptation to go with the flow, and allow the movie to drift and float away.
Movies in general about “important” things, I felt little or no connection to. They just felt like they were issued to me. When I was in college, I found all these movies that felt like these deeply… They were like novels, or poems, or music, or dance. They were from people.
Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate.