Sunday, 24 January 2010

Remakes and repetitions

In today's The Independent on Sunday there's an article about Hollywood's current interest in wizards and fairy tales. In the beginning of the article Andrew Johnson is lamenting the fact that this year Hollywood is "relying on a slew of remakes, sequels". Now, my question is this: Has there been any year since, well, since I came of age*, that there hasn't been complaints like "this year Hollywood seems to have run out of ideas and is only making sequels and remakes". Here Hollywood and film journalism are running in tandem, both repeating themselves (for commercial reasons most likely), and cross-pollinating each other.

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*It was probably just as common before I was born.

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