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The closing discussion made me want to get back into the saddle. When I left the military, the last thing I wanted was to be reminded of war and human conflict. I wanted and needed entertainment - escapism. Now, years later, I am more like the average spoilt Westerner who can take a more detached view of suffering and see it as another type of entertainment.
But there are issues that are not easily dealt with - if we start making 'meaningful' films and fewer 'feel-good' films, who pays for them? Studios know that gritty urban dramas do not do well (to put it mildly!)
Somebody said to me that we could work for points - well, that only goes so far. One needs money coming in for such luxuries as food!
But this and the Zwick discussion are to be strongly recommended! Thanks again!Back to Team Deakins Podcast...