George Lucas Admiring Soviet Filmmakers’ Freedom in the USSR (2017)

George Lucas, the renown creator of Star Wars, explains so cogently how filmmakers with something to say have to mask their work under a premise that appears highly profitable. The big studios won’t green light a film for artistic merit or to tell an important story. They became big because they sell a product. All that money is tangled up in the capitalistic entertainment industry, and most true artistic visionaries never get to see it.

This reminds me of how many children’s movies make more off toy sales than ticket sales. So many major movies are merely commercials for secondary products these days. Marketing has been rapidly merging with the movie industry, and you see that more than ever these days when studios figure they can save on marketing by remaking something people are already familiar with.

And what we the public are left with is derivative and praises capital.