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The Droid You’re Looking For – Recently found this really fun, entertaining blog. Was interesting to notice that all of my favourite directors fit into the Stanley Kubrick- influence box. Love the Bergman shoutouts!
Have films gotten worse or are people just more stupid?
Discovered this quite interesting piece of statistics on the quality (based on RottenTomatoes ratings) of Top 10 highest grossing films for every year. With it’s downwards slide it would seem that either the quality of films has gone down, or people pay more for less quality. Of course with this kind data, statistical errors are pretty likely, and we have to remember audience responses aren’t the same as actual quality of a film. But it does seem fair to say that film isn’t what it used to be, at least there’s a lot more of movies that get ‘dumbed down’. Also, my love for 90’s film seems to be justified as quality peeks are hit in 1991 and -99, when 00’s score consistently lower.
Must not take the list too seriously, but I get the point of it; I do think there is a trend with Blockbusters getting more stupid (or does that people now are willing to pay for stupid?). What do you think?