The Great Defector wrote:The Modernist wrote:.
I'd say most modern films, with odd exception, are demonstrably worse than old cinema: Emptier, thematically facile and certainly aesthetically inferior.
I find it harder and harder to relate or get invested in films these days. There's few films that stands out for me or make me think "what a fucking film". I seem to often think that film don't offer anything really new, like have films really run out of original ideas? or are original ideas not being made in to film because film companies don't have the balls to do it?
Don't get me wrong I know older films followed suit, with musicals, westerns, gangsters etc but they had the luxury of film being relatively new. So it was still exciting.
Well there is that Mark. One of the problems is now the 'indiewood' model of the early 2000s is dead, those kind of low to medium budget films just don't seem to be getting made anymore. I don't know...digital technology and multiple platforms should be creating more opportunities than ever for a diverse cinema, but it's just so hard for films that are apart from an ever increasingly narrow mainstream to break out.
I heard an interview with David Lynch the other day and he declared that arthouse cinema was dead, that there just wasn't a place for it anymore.