“Americans used to go to the circus to see the bearded woman and be amazed and stupefied. Now we have the blockbuster movie release.”Richard J. Geib, from Rich Geib’s Wonderblog [rjgeib.com]
Brilliant observation, people still want something to gap at, to laugh at or to see violence done. Bread and circuses. Hollywood is good at spectacle and most of the movies from America—even the brain dead teen flicks are in the top tier of global movies in terms of quality. Many great movies are non-American but they only make up a tiny fraction of the global movie output, most of which makes me want to eat my dirty underwear.