It doesn't seem to be doing too well in box office this summer, do you think what Spielberg predicted may come to pass?
If they stop with sequels and start to be creative; new script, new ideas....
Look outside of box,basically
How, exactly, is Hollywood going to "die?"
Hollywood should split its productions into two categories--movies for U.S./Canadian/European consumption and movies for the rest of the world. That way we would see less of the kind of trash that has been dominating U.S. screens from January to August the last 20 years or so.
What did Spielberg predict? Hollywood just needs to get off it's ass and get creative and stop with all these mindless comic book and shoot 'em up "blockbusters" that are no more exciting than your average TV commerical, including special effects: Stories, characters, imagination!!
For the sake of U.S. audiences, perhaps what Hollywood needs is a series of costly bombs. The failure of the old formulas might encourage the executives to take chances on fresh ideas.
[quote]Hollywood should split its productions into two categories--movies for U.S./Canadian/European consumption and movies for the rest of the world.
They sort of do that already.
They will start to make films for China
What is your definition of Hollywood? The business of making film/television won't die, but the conduit through which it is brought to the audience may.
That is to say fewer theaters and more flocking to the Netflix model.
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We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
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But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
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And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
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