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Monday, September 29, 2014


"Plan Nine From Outer Space" photo from The Dissolve

A fiend of mine, Shannon, a former deputy who now owns a gun shop shared this question on Facebook:

What (most often) makes a bad movie bad?
The script? The acting? The production quality? Or something else?

My answer(s):

The script is foundational. All the rest is onion icing on the cake.

Wait. The Concept is the plate on which the cake rests.

Imagine the Concept meetings selling Octorhana Typhoon. "It's GREAT JB! It'll kill 'em on their couches....A mad scientist develops a genetic hybrid: an octopus with piranha mouths in its suckers. Then there is a TYPHOON! I tell ya, JB, it'll be COLOSSAL!

Feel free to weigh in!


Jay! said...

The Sy Fy channel has pretty much cemented in "There WILL be krap!".

Michael W said...

The more I have studied films, the more I come to realize that an enormous gulf exists between the studio owners and the actual creative people. I fully believe most studio execs only see movies as a means of making money, and could care less about what's being put on the screen (e.g. the famous story about L.B. Meyer liking the idea of "The Wizard of Oz", but wanting to drop that stupid song about rainbows).

As for the SyFy Channel: my feelings towards it might best be described by a slight misquoting of Shakespeare. "Scorn and defiance; slight regard, contempt,
And any thing that may not misbecome the mighty sender, doth I prize the SyFy Channel at."