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(NYPost)   The studio system is back. Looking forward to news reels, serials, cartoons, and b-movies   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-08-07 6:05:56 PM  
Can't wait til Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu own chains of theaters.
 
2020-08-07 6:10:39 PM  
Could the Mandalorian have been a serial 80 years ago?
 
2020-08-07 6:59:25 PM  
It sounds like a good decision. Theaters were already in trouble before the pandemic.
 
2020-08-07 7:39:29 PM  
Deregulating TV station and radio market ownership had no downsides, so this is definitely a recipe for success.

/...
 
2020-08-07 8:06:08 PM  

koder: Deregulating TV station and radio market ownership had no downsides, so this is definitely a recipe for success.

/...


I get your sarcasm.  Interesting that the original decision occurred back when the TV industry came about which meant a place for news reels, cartoons, serials, and b-movies to be made and shown.  What this decision will do is narrow down the locations where anything will be shown.  What I'm saying, if you're not one of studios owning movie chains, you could be out of luck.  Maybe streaming on the internet?  Can that actually make money?
 
2020-08-07 11:30:50 PM  
And how will this affect the independents?
 
2020-08-08 12:52:00 AM  

PaulRB: koder: Deregulating TV station and radio market ownership had no downsides, so this is definitely a recipe for success.

/...

I get your sarcasm.  Interesting that the original decision occurred back when the TV industry came about which meant a place for news reels, cartoons, serials, and b-movies to be made and shown.  What this decision will do is narrow down the locations where anything will be shown.  What I'm saying, if you're not one of studios owning movie chains, you could be out of luck.  Maybe streaming on the internet?  Can that actually make money?


Netflix is going to buy more theaters. You'll have to act out your indie movie on a street corner like a busker.
 
2020-08-08 1:14:02 AM  

Superjoe: It sounds like a good decision. Theaters were already in trouble before the pandemic.


Yeah, breaking records every year means they were in serious trouble.
 
2020-08-08 1:58:23 AM  

Mugato: Superjoe: It sounds like a good decision. Theaters were already in trouble before the pandemic.

Yeah, breaking records every year means they were in serious trouble.


Theaters are not the same as studios. People do not go to theaters in the numbers that they used to with the rise of Netflix.

https://www.businessinsider.com/photos​-that-show-the-rise-and-fall-of-movie-​theaters-2020-5#entertainment-studios-​may-pivot-partially-or-even-entirely-t​o-the-video-on-demand-model-for-its-20​20-or-2021-releases-18

Thanks for playing.
 
2020-08-08 2:05:55 AM  

Superjoe: Mugato: Superjoe: It sounds like a good decision. Theaters were already in trouble before the pandemic.

Yeah, breaking records every year means they were in serious trouble.

Theaters are not the same as studios. People do not go to theaters in the numbers that they used to with the rise of Netflix.

https://www.businessinsider.com/photos​-that-show-the-rise-and-fall-of-movie-​theaters-2020-5#entertainment-studios-​may-pivot-partially-or-even-entirely-t​o-the-video-on-demand-model-for-its-20​20-or-2021-releases-18

Thanks for playing.


I'm talking about box office numbers.

"Thanks for playing", what kind of smarmy, condescending shiat is that?
 
2020-08-08 3:23:32 AM  
"The Wizard of Oz,' and 'It's a Wonderful Life' were the blockbusters when these decrees were litigated,"

Both of these films were not blockbusters when released.
 
2020-08-08 7:30:59 AM  
"As the court points out, 'Gone with the Wind,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' and 'It's a Wonderful Life' were the blockbusters when these decrees were litigated," the DOJ said in announcing the news. "Without these restraints on the market, American ingenuity is again free to experiment with different business models that can benefit consumers make more money for the ultra-rich."
 
2020-08-08 8:08:14 AM  

Mugato: Superjoe: Mugato: Superjoe: It sounds like a good decision. Theaters were already in trouble before the pandemic.

Yeah, breaking records every year means they were in serious trouble.

Theaters are not the same as studios. People do not go to theaters in the numbers that they used to with the rise of Netflix.

https://www.businessinsider.com/photos​-that-show-the-rise-and-fall-of-movie-​theaters-2020-5#entertainment-studios-​may-pivot-partially-or-even-entirely-t​o-the-video-on-demand-model-for-its-20​20-or-2021-releases-18

Thanks for playing.

I'm talking about box office numbers.

"Thanks for playing", what kind of smarmy, condescending shiat is that?


I believe box office numbers remained high for three obvious reasons.
1. Prices go up.
2. With the rise of movies based on super heroes and comic book, nerds would literally go see the same movie multiple times.
3. Overseas box office. Usually bears domestic by two or three times.
 
2020-08-08 8:50:36 AM  

ArkPanda: Could the Mandalorian have been a serial 80 years ago?


Shirley Temple as Baby Yoda.
 
2020-08-08 9:35:28 AM  
It worked under Thalberg and David Cohen. People want art in small doses. Just because Miramax landed a few blockbusters doesn't change that. When the keys were given to directors they made a bunch of expensive masturbatory trash and Paper Moon.
 
2020-08-08 12:45:18 PM  

PaulRB: koder: Deregulating TV station and radio market ownership had no downsides, so this is definitely a recipe for success.

/...

I get your sarcasm.  Interesting that the original decision occurred back when the TV industry came about which meant a place for news reels, cartoons, serials, and b-movies to be made and shown.  What this decision will do is narrow down the locations where anything will be shown.  What I'm saying, if you're not one of studios owning movie chains, you could be out of luck.  Maybe streaming on the internet?  Can that actually make money?


i find the deal very much includes diversity of market and opportunity for new competition, which is the exact opposite strategy behavior of every business in the market, to push out all competitors from their market space.

When the production, and the distribution is all in one, t his has a lot of, as best as i can tell, mostly down sides for the consumer end of the market.


While this is just about entertainment the model in the market still applies to what happens.
Imagine only being able to buy your milk from the store that milk company owns, and they only bother putting in stores where the ;people that like the milk they sell happen to be.
Or that the more powerful milk maker that also owns the distribution chains, and so operates those in a  manor that is cost effective and profitable for them, but winds up not offering choices and competition driven pricing  the end consumers.So when basically the bulk of all places you could go see a film are disney and only show disney films, while the other 45 % is owned by mega corp X, who on the consumer end is really seeing a competitive wide consumer choice market?Remember all capitalists lie.they will champion for the market from the consumer POV and act as if a freer market will give them more choices.
When in fact the more free the market is the faster it comes under the control of just one or a tiny cartel that seeks to not let the market be free and open to competition against their business.The words say open and competitive, but the actions taken always seek to remove or deny competition from the market.So anytime the business leaders are saying it is good, this will most likely mean it will lower their costs of competition.The only thing a capitalist hates more than a communist is a competitor.
 
2020-08-08 5:37:42 PM  

bfh0417: 1. Prices go up.
2. With the rise of movies based on super heroes and comic book, nerds would literally go see the same movie multiple times.
3. Overseas box office. Usually bears domestic by two or three times.


Prices have remained pretty much the same for the last decade. There will always be summer movies that nerds will see multiple times and yes, the Chinese market is a huge influence on Hollywood.
 
2020-08-08 8:10:13 PM  
oh well, no one wanted to watch anything but Disney movies anyway.
 
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