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TV Has Surpassed Movies

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Revoltingest, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    This is an obvious thing....no revelation. Many have opined thus.
    I'm watching Devs, & thinking how this could not have been done
    in a mere 2 or 3 hours typical of movies. But if it could've been
    done, much detail & aspects would have to be excised.

    I wonder how much more I'd have enjoyed Gattaca had it been
    a mini-series made today?
     
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    moovy talkies are too short to develop any really thick plot or character development
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I'm not surprised. At what they charged people for concessions alongside the ticket price.

    I wanted to see a movie. Not have my bank account bled dry.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

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    I don't mind the cost (being fabulously wealthy).
    But I enjoy better quality at a lower price per viewing hour.
     
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    Also vr. Why see a movie at a theater when you have an imax size screen in your headset. Popcorn and pop also pennies on the dollar.
     
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    I'm not that sophisticated.
    Prolly never will be.
     
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    Some things work as a movie, some as a tv series.

    Much as i look forward to going out to a movie and all it entails, having a shower, losing the every day attire (scruff) for something half decent, the tiny haagen daz ice-cream tub that cost more than a family size tub, the ubiquitous 5 gallon drum of popcorn and fizzy drink that i never drink. Followed by a meal out at a mediocre restaurant. All good stuff, pity the big screen runs and bleeds, makes me dizzy and looking forward to a horrendous migraine.

    Not so much a problem with TV.
     
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    Shhh. The theaters will catch on to making original series.

    Actually...it might be a good thing for them to do. More venues = lower prices for me.
     
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    Aye, the movie venue can work, & even be well done.
    But the series format opens up potential for much more bigly stories.
     
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  10. Revoltingest

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    Movies as series is indeed a thing. But the typical
    approach is to make a sequel or a prequel. Those
    are often by different directors & writers, so results
    are mixed, eg, the Star Wars debacle.
    Even coherent installments like Avatar take eons
    to bring to fruition. Criminy, more are planned, but
    they're taking an eternity.
    The TV-series approach tends to work better.
     
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    And much cheaper to make

    Possibly with pay per view equally profitable for a blockbuster production with less to lose in case of failure
     
  12. Revoltingest

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    Cheap or spendy....both TV series & movies can go either way.
    Cost doomed Boardwalk Empire (great series).
    But Gattaca (great movie) did wonders with cheap special effects.
     
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    Fabulous series in every way imo.

    I do think the full arc of the story had been achieved so I'm glad it ended when it did. The bean counters keep some things going when they shouldn't - for me Homeland is a perfect example of this. Once Brody was killed the story had finished.
     
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    The difference isn't the "bigness" of the content. It's the convenience of the delivery. Movies are structured for the story to be taken in from beginning to end over several hours. While a series is structured to deliver the story in bits that allow us to stop and start again at our convenience. And the latter method obviously better suits the way most of us are living these days. But I don't think movies are going away, though. They still have a very viable means of delivering a story. And most of us are still willing to devote our attention to that format when we have the time. But I doubt we'll still go to theaters to see them, anymore, when we can pause them, repeat them, control the sound, screen size, etc., for ourselves, while sitting at home.

    Then again, one might have thought that movies would spell the end of live theater, too, but that didn't happen. And TV won't spell the end of the movies, either. But things do change, and these mediums will change, somewhat, too.
     
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    I liked all of Homeland.

    "Luck" (HBO) started off as another great show.
    But it seems that PETA got it cancelled.
    (Some horses died.)
     
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    I have actually enjoyed series much more than movies for the last couple of years.

    Walking dead, Boardwalk empire, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Spartacus, Dark, Altered Carbon... to just mention a few. I honestly can't mention a lot of movies that really hooked me.
     
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    LoTR worked just fine as a movie series as did Harry Potter.

    And there's a social aspect as well. And if I were young again, heaven forbid, asking a young woman to come over to watch a movie on my TV followed by a dinner from the microwave does not cut it. Going out to a movie followed by a nice dinner at a decent establishment does.
     
  18. Revoltingest

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    Aye, those are the best examples of success.
    Eating microwaved leftovers in front of the TV....priceless!
     
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    Did PETA get them cancelled or was it their inability to keep the horses alive on set that got them cancelled?
     
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    A combination?
     
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