Revelation: The Movies Suck!


Susan Waxman’s much blog-discussed article in the NYT seems to mark a watershed moment in re-defining the relationship between uppity movie snobs (HERE) and the uninspiring auteurs of moronic, trite, summer fare, or at least the studio heads that pay their bills.

The part of Waxman’s article that attracted my attention were these quotes by Marc Shmuger of Universal Pictures:

Shmuger, vice chairman of Universal, said Hollywood has been too focused on short-term box office payoff and not focused enough on what he called “the most elemental factor of all” - the satisfaction of the moviegoing experience.

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