No way does twitcher hold a tantamount portion of the substantial onus for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS’S new record breaking and outstanding box office success. NO WAY. In any other era, pre or post Internet, there would be commensurate profit at the box office. The only difference is people would be talking to each other to communicate it’s greatness. There would be smiles, sighs, and breathless physical exclamations punctuating the exchange of ideas. Writers would be sharing their writings in newspapers and books. Giving credit to twitchy or any other social networking site, is just like crediting trailers or billboards for a film’s success. Actually, it makes even more sense from a certain vantage point, to credit billboards and movie trailers for a genuine and important, but all the while, supportive instead of primary contribution, as their format has still frames from the film, or intended authorized art from the film involved, and a certain level of artistry that is required and preplanned critical to the understood, and, established expectations. Not to in any way devalue the hard work involved by the great people who gave their time and energy and creative capabilities to the film’s affiliated websites, but the level of the twitter hype is inaccurate and overblown in it’s assessment of where, and why credit is due. Many different skilled laborers contributed to the pre, during, and post production and marketing, without ever being mentioned in isolation by their specific craft, as responsible for the great box office triumph. If other newer/recent tech enthusiast methods are to be singled out with praise, then certainly the editors, costumers, cinematographers, location scouts, dialect coaches, lighting experts, actors, assistant directors, make up artists and many, many, other various essential creative contributors deserve equal, at least, credit coming from a more grounded or balanced perspective. In light of the tremendous achievement at the box office announced on September 21st 2009, if we are not listing ALL the folks in the credits, then simply :
The credit belongs, solely to Mr. Quentin Tarantino, and the stellar quality of his visionary trailblazing on the contemporary silver screen. PERIOD. Mr, Tarantino has waited since 1994 for the triumph of September 21st 2009 - let’s be honest and give credit where credit is truly DUE.