It seems it is not only Zachary Levy who thinks Hollywood is churning out crap. A theme is developing across the industry, and another creative has broken ranks. Writer/director Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) has spoken out about the state Hollywood and the terrible place the industry finds itself in.
He gave an interview to Deadline where he doesn’t hold back on the current state of play:
“At this point, the only thing that makes money is garbage. It’s just fascinating. It makes a fortune, and that’s the bottom line. It’s very seductive to the studios but also to the people who engage and become the makers of that garbage, especially if they’re lauded for the garbage because they don’t have to look inward or think long about what they’re doing.
The diet is so corrupted and has been for so long. It’s like if you eat shit all your life, you want shit. If you eat processed food, you crave it. And you wouldn’t if you hadn’t been fed it all your life. That’s what the movie machine does and I find it really offensive. It makes me angry.”
He also talked about the looming threat of A.I. and what that could mean to the industry. He says that if they keep on churning out bilge, then A.I. will make no difference:
“As long as they are in that arena making that shit, then you might as well have A.I. do it. Once you give that up and allow the studios to use A.I. to write their screenplay, there’s no going back. Then there’s no hope because A.I. can’t create a moment of humanity. As long as people are doing it and there’s that struggle, then there’s always a chance that something will come out of it that will be worth something to human beings.”
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