Hi folks.

How can we stop giving money to the movie system who produce craps after craps? Here my response to a video from a very good youtuber Left Foot Media. He comments the recent new addition to the never-ending list of Star Wars side stories. Since Disney bought Lucasfilms from the genius George Lucas (what have he done!?), they exploit everything they can to make films knowing mindless and sentimental fans will go see them, regarding their objective qualities (or lack of).

— I think we are trapped here. They make these films because people go see them. But if we keep go see them, they will still making them THE WAY THEY DO. So the only option is TO STOP see them.
And it comes to one of your point: we have to see them to make an idea of how good they are. And I say: NO we don’t. That’s the « two-side » purpose of a trailer: giving us the wanting to see the film, but it can gives us the not-wanting to see them also.

My situation is maybe special: I was a projectionist for 13 years. So my job was to see trailers and a few month later to watch the entire film. So I’ve got a pretty solid experience to trailers/film comparison. I can tell you: by watching a trailer WE CAN PREDICT THE QUALITY of the full movie. Once we learn how trailers are made (pacing, disrupted chronology, choice of key scenes, music), we have a good feeling about the final product. When I watch a film (after liking the trailer or not), my 1st impression is almost ALWAYS confirmed. Sometimes I’m surprised for the better, sometimes I’m massively disappointed (like Blade Runner 2049 for example, great film maker but a terrible film) but I can see how a trailer translate to a full film.

I’m sure you don’t need to work 10 or more years in a cinema to achieve that. You feel when it sounds silly, when it don’t connect well, when it sounds off. We have to trust our guts. If we don’t we are stucked to be watching all the craps in the world, and by the same way giving the money for making them. By that, we are accomplices of the crappy films.

QUESTIONS: do we want to do that all our life? Or do we want to economically influence the quality of what we want to see in theaters?

I think the choice is ours. —

 

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