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From the LA Times:

The problem with Star Wars

He gets it, including this bit which I've always thought about the Lucas/Spielberg money machine:
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It's commonly said that the original "Star Wars" changed Hollywood, and that's true. But it didn't change the movies the way "Bonnie & Clyde" (1967), "Chinatown" (1974) and "Taxi Driver" (1976) did, by applying creative craftsmanship to raw, adult subject matter...


It is the chink in what many of us think of as "Hollywood's" greatest decade, the 70s, with the blockbusterizing of the film industry. We are thrown Oscar-bait at the end of each year, and they are dutifully seen by a small number of "adult" theater-goers, but they are only an afterthought in the mega-studios' eyes. If I believed in the current three letter shorthand for evil corporations, I'd call it, "Big Filmmaking."
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