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Old 05-22-2011, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by horatio View Post
I think it is natural that this bunch of moviemakers analyzes the success of a movie like Dark Knight and perhaps even picks out and emulates some features.
It is only a bit stupid to publicly talk about it in my opinion, don't tell the crowd how the magic works.
I'm reminded of the review Isaac Asimov did of the original televised Battlestar Galactica, back in the 70s. It started something like this:

A little while ago, a movie came out that was called Star Wars. The expectation was the everyone involved in the project was going to lose their reputation, their careers, and worse of all, money.

But because it was a relative departure from what had gone before, it therefore seemed new and fresh to the audiences. And so, surprise! It made money. It made buckets of money.

And so Hollywood producers, realizing that something different would make money, decided to go out and do something different too. The same something different..."

Plus ça change...
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