Oscar winner Sydney Pollack (Tootsie) tells Helen De Winter in her upcoming book that movies are like Fast Food now-a-days:
“Beginnings and endings are not interesting, audiences want the high point, which means you’ve got to get to it and get to it now – get the gun out fast, the clothes off quick,” Pollack says. “What I really want to do is produce. There isn’t much patience with a slow developing story line anymore.”
Pollack has a point, especially in a day and age when the Hollywood studios are rushing over 200 movies into production to avoid strike-conflicts. I’m sure many of those movies are not ready for primetime. And I’m sure 2010 will probably be one of the worst years we’ll ever see in Hollywood films.
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