Sunday, August 21, 2011

on the lookout for signs










1 comment:

GW Cawman said...

I think John Hughes and William Gibson should have had coffee together. From a recent interview with Gibson (http://boingboing.net/2011/09/01/william-gibson-interview-boing-boing-exclusive.html) :

"Liking the Hollywood movie industry is like liking war. Some people do like war, though, and I've sometimes enjoyed my own experience of the Hollywood movie industry. People who haven't actually been there, been fully in it, with some paid role on which something actually depends, really have very little idea. One of the more oddly hellish things about it is that so many of its civilian consumers assume that they understand exactly how it all works. There's a huge subsidiary industry filmgoers pay to keep them convinced that they have insider knowledge, actual experience of the beast itself. They don't.

You don't really get it until you're in a situation in which some entity has invested sixty or seventy million dollars in something and seems to be in the process of deciding that your creative input may be endangering that investment. It's an experience that will definitely get your fullest attention.
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