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'Star Wars': Disney's Latest Empire

'Star Wars': Disney's Latest Empire | good movies | Scoop.it

What the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm means for Star Wars and moviemaking...I agree with the idea that original movies, like Star Wars, are no longer being considered due to the lack of faith in their being box office hits. Which was never the point of movie making but is now the only motivation. I don't know that all movie-goers need  zillion dollar special effects to love a movie. Many of the fan favorites are great because the of the concept. I can't think of too many of my own favorites that were made when the director was a box office guarantee, rather they were the little guy making a movie with a story that needed to be told - and that's what is shared from generation to generation. Storytelling isn't a new idea.  I think our latest movies are a reflection of the lack of trust in the story teller.

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Francis Ford Coppola on Making Small Films Like 'Twixt'

Francis Ford Coppola on Making Small Films Like 'Twixt' | good movies | Scoop.it
The director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now on why he decided to bypass the studio system and make what he calls "student films"...

"Film company owners used to be vulgar and tough, but they were showmen and they loved movies" (Coppola)

Dear Mr. Coppola, your words are so telling. Some of today's movies are like most things ruined by money - all that glitters is not gold, I believe is the saying. What was once a past time for the regular man is now no longer - movies were once an escape but today they are full of box office ready special effects. I love movie spectacle but I need a character to believe in or a villain to hate. 

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Future of Storytelling Expert Series: Transmedia Best Practices from Filmmaker Sean Hood | Latitude Research°

Latitude Research helps clients create engaging content, software and technology that harness the possibilities of the Web. Join us in exploring where the Web can go next and how you can help lead the way.

 

As a movie lover nothing can really express how important it is to feel that the world of the character is real. Not just visually, as in, I believe that's a block, there's a house where my character lives -it's that moment where you become engaed in the movie's world, good or bad, and that is what makes the movie great. This study should help others understand what is going on in the mind of the creator and in the mind of the viewer who is accepting the creation.

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Career Lessons From Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

Career Lessons From Spielberg's 'Lincoln' | good movies | Scoop.it

What you can learn about being a good boss from the film director's latest Oscar-bait...a few tips but more importantly a reminder not to take everything you read so seriously. This article is a quick read but we can all learn something from a well made movie and Spielberg's Lincoln isn't the worse movie to take an example from -

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How 'Star Wars' Seduced Another Generation Of Kids : NPR

How 'Star Wars' Seduced Another Generation Of Kids  : NPR | good movies | Scoop.it
The first Star Wars movie came out 35 years ago, but a never-ending stream of cartoons, books and video games has kept the saga current.

 

Star Wars came out in the theater before I was born and at 34 I am still in love with every one. Well, Return of the Jedi more than the others, but I still love them all. I couldn't agree more with the article as my own kids have found their own way within the Star Wars saga.

The marketing concepts have kept customers engaged and created life long consumers, I would love a Darth Vader cookie jar and that large framed Star Wars movie poster beside my bed? Sweet buy. Sorry sweetie, that's for mommy's room.

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