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Kill Hollywood
Hollywood appears to have peaked. If it were an ordinary industry (film cameras, say, or typewriters), it could look forward to a couple decades of peaceful decline. But this is not an ordinary industry. The people who run it are so mean and so politically connected that they could do a lot of damage to civil liberties and the world economy on the way down. It would therefore be a good thing if competitors hastened their demise.
Read the whole essay at the link. You know you want to.
 

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The high costs of film-making have driven film makers --TV production and motion picture priducers -- away.
Away to Canada and elsewhere.
Funny. When American film got started it was on the east coast by people like Thomas Alva Edison. New Jersey and New York City became popular hubs of film production. Edison had a pretty sophisticated studio in New Jersey.
It was L.A.'s fine weather and beauty (on a near year around basis) that attracted film makers there.
Now they've got too big for their pants and........

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The people who run it are so mean .........
Back in the 1970s I knew a man who'd retired from 20th Century Fox, who'd been in charge of the Special Effects Dept. there. Linwood B. Abbott AKA "Bill" Abbott was said to have been very different from the average "Hollywoodite." There is an attitude there that "it's not enough I succeed, but you must fail." A sort of bad attitude that causes people to take competition to unhealthy extremes. Bill Abbott apparantly was never that way; he had a reputation for honestly trying to help novices get started and helping them along when he could.
You don't know his name ..... but if you've ever seen any TV series or disaster movies by Irwin Allen, you've seen his work.
 
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