The formula in most mainstream films is now SO predictable, SO shallow that few will ever stand the test of time. The slavish reliance on Joseph Campbell’s mythological structural. The jarring over-use of CGI – which erases any emotional involvement the audience may have earlier invested in any the characters – and now the MIND NUMBING Theme-Park Ride of 3D? To paraphrase the despicable and clinical detachment of the cigarette industry: Hollywood is just making a ‘Popcorn Delivery System’. I long for the days when intelligent ideas have value and they make films for a more discerning audience. The kids they’re targeting now rarely even pay to see these films. They download them for free, watch them once – and delete them when the memory is full on their games consoles. Come back ingenuity, integrity and art – we miss you. ;(
Just a note to say – The CADILLAC BAND are gearing up for a short TOUR between the 28th of April and the 12th of May 2014 – taking in Toronto (Canada) Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Rockford Illinois. A “famous blues musician” from the United States will be GUESTING with them. If you can – go and see them LIVE. They’re fabulous. PS: I’ve been asked to GUEST on the UK leg of the TOUR – and It’s an HONOUR I’m not taking lightly.
(Because previous guests regularly include former band members of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fleetwood Mac.)
The WORD from California USA – “Jeff Jinx” ARZUK artist of the week.
The WORD from Caliornia USA – “Jeff Jinx” ARZUK artist of the week.