Sunday, January 22, 2006

An In-Depth Report

Cynthia and I caught a special in-depth report on NBC News yesterday about how Serious Movies are doing well lately and what that might mean for the future of Serious Movies in Hollywood.

The following is paraphrased, but pretty much covers the content:

Hollywood is all about making movies that make money. Lately, serious movies like Brokeback Mountain, Syriana, and Good Night and Good Luck have been making money. Does that mean that Hollywood will be making more serious movies?

Some guy: "Hollywood does like making money. And serious movies have been making money."

One serious movie that has been making money is Brokeback Mountain. But another movie that has been making money is Syriana. And Good Night and Good Luck.

Big stars have been making some of the serious movies that make money. Like George Clooney, who made serious movies like Syriana, and Good Night and Good Luck.

Another guy: "It's nice when serious movies make money, because then we can make serious movies and also make money."

Does this mean that Hollywood will be making more serious movies now? Only time will tell.


Apparently, the difference between in-depth reports and reports that scratch the surface? The in-depth report scratches the surface several times.

To be fair, this transcript leaves out the fact that the reporter's stand-up and several random inserts were shot at the new Century City AMC 15 theater, which adds to the in-depthiness of everything.

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