[quote=“RatQuiRit”]So yesterday at Sundance, Kevin Smith pretty much pooped on the promotional aspect of the cinema industry, and then vomited on it.
Every movie blog talked about it, so I guess you all know what I’m talking about. But if you don’t, I advise you to read it from
/Film as they are the only ones I know that told the facts in a neutral manner.
Now, I want to state clearly that I am 100% supportive of his idea and that I think every aspiring director, writer, actor or anybody -really- who wants to be a part of the cinema industry should be.
Do I agree about HOW he announced it? Not really, but I guess that’s what he had to do to make an impact, and that was some pretty smart free advertising when you think about it.
I watched the video of his rant, I read all of his tweets since then, and I have a lot of respect for him. Newfound respect I’d say, given that I’ve never been a fan of his to begin with. But this is totally different. This is a guy trying to make things better and easier for indie flicks to get released.
I’m also firmly against the fact that, today, the actual value of a movie doesn’t come from how good it actually is, but how good it was marketed and how well tailored for the targeted public it was in the first place. And I firmly believe that if Kevin Smith achieves to prove that you can make a movie work without all that promotion, maybe people are going to change the way they see cinema, the way they chose what films they want to see, and maybe the industry itself may change with time.
It’s a bit of an idealistic point of view, but I don’t see any harm in what Kevin Smith is trying to do, even potentially. Maybe I just do see it, maybe I’m just blinded by how passionate he is about the whole thing. Maybe I’m also pissed at how badly he got bashed by the blogs everywhere. Maybe you agree with me? Maybe you don’t! Anyway, I want to know what you guys think.[/quote]
That’s not how that shit works, okay. Once you make a film you make it for the whole world to see. If you’re going to be a little bitch about it then make the movie and screen it to yourself in a dark room. The guy thinks he’s William Randolph Hearst because he has 2 million followers on Twitter. That fat fuck is insane, he needs to play the game how it’s been played since the advent of cinema. You make a film for the whole world, despite if they like it or not.