Its more about being on the cool kids team for some people I think. If QT doesnt have a hit everytime hes not cool anymore, so people turn their backs on him. I dont watch movies or follow directors with that mindset. I hope his films do well, but Im not going to stop being a fan if he doesnt have #1 films every time. Its unrealistic and pretty childish to think that way. As a matter of fact, people who do think like that can go fuck themselves. How ya like them apples?
"If Martin Scorsese’s next film isnt a hit, I wont like him anymore"
Topics like this just make this whole forum unappealing to me. I feel like I’m in a fuckin nursery with a bunch of whiny babies. Blah. ???
Yeah in the case of PT Anderson, Punch-Drunk flopped here in the US and it suffered in the year’s Academy Awards. No screenplay or Best director nomination, not even a Golden Globe nomination! Good films that don’t make money do suffer when the award seasons come. I mean PTA did get the Cannes award for Best Director.
My point being, people will always turn their backs on great talent when they fail to engage the American audience, they’ll all get aboard the band wagon and call it - whatever they call it. We know better though, so much more to cinema that the money making side of it.