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(Variety.com)   Legendary publicist fears Hollywood's end is near, prompting a huge yawn of panic from the 99.999999 percent of us who live in the real world   ( variety.com) divider line
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2008-01-14 01:02:38 PM  
Legendary publicist

Just this cracked me up. Thanks.
 
2008-01-14 01:28:08 PM  
we can only hope
 
2008-01-14 02:54:04 PM  
Domino effect: If we can kill the MPAA the RIAA will hopefully soon follow.
 
2008-01-14 02:56:17 PM  
LEAVE HOLLYWOOD ALONE!
/not really: Hollywood's been out of ideas for years so maybe a strike will be the best thing that happened to Tinseltown
//not betting that will happen
 
2008-01-14 02:59:01 PM  
Burn Hollywood, burn!
 
2008-01-14 02:59:29 PM  
I can see why they would be upset, now they're gonna have to get real jobs.
 
2008-01-14 02:59:39 PM  
99.9, 98.9. Whatever it takes.
 
2008-01-14 03:08:12 PM  
Just a little aside here - entertainment is one of our nations largest exports - so, ummmm, this is actually a bad thing.

Carry on with your hate for those who you may or may not be jealous of.
 
2008-01-14 03:12:50 PM  
Hollywood = movie industry = one of the last industries that the U.S. has a tight grip on and doesn't bother to outsource constantly.

It also influences the rest of the world with our culture.

Though I dislike many mainstream films, I feel that it's a bad thing to lose our grip on the international entertainment industry

/at least we still have fiddy...unfortunately
 
2008-01-14 03:21:01 PM  
Hollywoods clout is not built on its ability to make good movies or TV but on its ability to make stars. As long as they can continue turn a diminuative cult members into international starss they have a future.

/I don't want to mention Tom Cruise by name for fear of being asked "what my crime is."
 
2008-01-14 03:25:32 PM  
I, for one, would love to see the collapse of big budget Hollywood. This budgets are farking ridiculous.

Spider-Man 3: $258,000,000
X-Men: The Last Stand: $210,000,000
Superman Returns: $209,000,000

Most Expensive Films (new window)
 
2008-01-14 03:26:22 PM  
meh
 
2008-01-14 03:40:54 PM  
the amount in which I care about this could not be any amount smaller than it is...

/don't care
 
2008-01-14 03:40:55 PM  
Real world my ass. Most people spend their whole lives shopping at Wal-Mart and swallowing propaganda disguised as news without ever thinking one original thing.

When people say "oh they don't live in the real world" what am I suppossed to think? That they view the "real world" as watching American Idol and being completely oblivious to world events and anything beyond their precious snowflake children? Feh.
 
2008-01-14 03:56:02 PM  
So according to the submitter, there are only 60 people in the entertainment industry [assuming 6B people in the world]? Fantastic.
 
2008-01-14 03:58:30 PM  
hammerbeck: So according to the submitter, there are only 60 people in the entertainment industry [assuming 6B people in the world]? Fantastic.

Figures that a Farker would actually do the math...

Anyways, this sounds like every 90-year-old man in existence.

"Hell in a handbasket, I say! Back in MY day..."
 
2008-01-14 04:47:09 PM  
He said the sheriff is near!
 
2008-01-14 04:51:58 PM  
Myers frets that the WGA stalemate -- with all of its acrimony, vitriol and job losses -- is a harbinger of ill things for the industry.



I'll bet that'd make for a helluva screenplay...
 
2008-01-14 04:55:51 PM  
FreeCrime: That they view the "real world" as watching American Idol and being completely oblivious to world events and anything beyond their precious snowflake children? Feh.

Yeah, that IS ridiculous. Everyone knows the REAL real world consists of TFing all day in between rounds of WOW and fapping.
 
2008-01-14 05:02:52 PM  
What I love is all the people shouting "Support the WGA! Hollywood sucks and is out of ideas!" when the writers ARE the ones supplying us with this crap. Using their reasoning, they create it and the studios simply market and release it.

So in that case, fark the writers.
 
2008-01-14 05:35:46 PM  
SquirrelsOfDoom: FreeCrime: That they view the "real world" as watching American Idol and being completely oblivious to world events and anything beyond their precious snowflake children? Feh.

Yeah, that IS ridiculous. Everyone knows the REAL real world consists of TFing all day in between rounds of WOW and fapping.


SOD that was beautiful, I lol'd my socks off.
 
2008-01-14 06:01:09 PM  
SquirrelsOfDoom: Yeah, that IS ridiculous. Everyone knows the REAL real world consists of TFing all day in between rounds of WOW and fapping.

The best part was how FreeCrime was complaining about people not having anhy independent thought, and yet his rants about propagandistic media and snowflake children were perfectly in line with the majority of Fark.
 
2008-01-14 06:41:16 PM  
It also influences the rest of the world with our culture.
You act like this is a good thing.

Anyway, Hollywood needs this seismic correction to its' collective ego. The 2 years I lived in the area lowered my IQ by half. As long as you look good.
 
2008-01-14 06:58:57 PM  
The people who actually ARE writers, and belong to the WGA may be on strike, but here in L.A., for every one of them, there are a dozen "talented" people who want to be writers. Maybe the producers should just shine the WGA and start interviewing. I don't see how the crap they'd write could be any worse than what I've seen on TV or in films lately.
 
2008-01-14 07:29:16 PM  
Hey you Republican Douchbags and Internet tough guys made Hollywood an enemy and will get your wish for Hollywood to go under. Then perhaps someone will tell you that Hollywood made one of America's best ( and now few ) exports of Films, TV and Music.
I swear people would sell thier own mother to india to make one buck an hour if Fox News told them to do so.
 
2008-01-14 07:32:09 PM  
jso2897: The people who actually ARE writers, and belong to the WGA may be on strike, but here in L.A., for every one of them, there are a dozen "talented" people who want to be writers. Maybe the producers should just shine the WGA and start interviewing. I don't see how the crap they'd write could be any worse than what I've seen on TV or in films lately.

It's not so simple. Unions control labor (WGA, SAG, DGA, etc). People who want to be writers want careers. That is impossible in Hollywood if you aren't in a union. The vast majority of desirable jobs (i.e. non-slick wannabe producers) hire only union labor. There is no industry in America that is so tightly unionized.

Remember the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s? It won't have shiat on the one the WGA will have now. It won't receive a lot of attention because the government isn't involved.

It's not feasible for scabs to assume the ranks en masse.
 
2008-01-14 07:45:03 PM  
Great. Bollywood can now take over the global market and we can go watch people dance in every movie in the theaters.
 
2008-01-15 01:18:47 AM  
CZMisfitsFan: What I love is all the people shouting "Support the WGA! Hollywood sucks and is out of ideas!" when the writers ARE the ones supplying us with this crap. Using their reasoning, they create it and the studios simply market and release it.

So in that case, fark the writers.


No, not really, writers write a lot of stuff that gets shot down by the higher ups because it doesn't do well in focus groups of the mall crawlers and brainless critics (some good critics are out there, but they are not total whores).

Being a writer is hard, deadlines constantly, seasonal and short term contract work. Having your work farked with by suits who wouldn't know a good idea if it kicked em in the hoo ha.

/I do feel bad for the crews
//Networks and studios are run by douchebags.
 
2008-01-15 02:16:28 AM  
Well this industry was way overdue for it's wakeup call...


Hopefully this will just thin the herd and elimnate the weak untalented.
 
2008-01-15 02:17:14 AM  
uhm, eliminate that is.
 
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