Ladies and gentleman, there are some real, honest to God problems with the movie business. That’s pretty obvious from the huge void of original content that’s being released by Hollywood in the coming months, including a record breaking 27 sequels in 2011 alone. And while we all know this problem exists, the genesis of how and why it’s happening, and a possible solution, are concepts few of us have the wealth of knowledge and experience to fathom.

In a new GQ column called The Day the Movies Died, author and former Entertainment Weekly executive editor Mark Harris does just that. He weaves a story from Top Gun to Inception to Stretch Armstrong of how Hollywood went wrong and – SPOILER ALERT – why it might not ever get fixed. Harris’s article should be required reading for anyone who cares about movies in today’s society. Read a short excerpt and find the link to the full article after the jump. Read More »

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