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Article about near future of Hollywood
« on: December 09, 2008, 12:29:06 pm »
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I found this article from Metro, which an international city newspaper in local languages. I translated it to english for you. It seems recession will be showing up and people want to see more realism and regular people.


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Working class returning as the characters of TV and movies

Role characters of working class are invading the main parts of Hollywood's TV series and movies. The disappearance of the perfect hob nob women has been predicted because Hollywood tries to discover how to appeal to the viewers in the vortex of global economy recession.

- Many TV series are portraiting rich people and bountiful lifestyle. These series now have a problem. People want to see characters who they can relate to, tells the scriptwriter Suzan Olson Davis.

Olson Davis has written the series Will & Grace. She's now telling that she's writing a pilot episode to a TV series about "the lower middle class".

The change of the area could be considered as quite sheer. Working class are seen seldom in the last years in american movies or TV series. A bit earlier than that things were otherwise: for example Archie Bunker of "All in the family" and Roseanne who was hosting her own show were adventuring in anything but rich circumstances.

The PK company is researching the media. Paul Kagan, the person who represents the company evaluates that right now viewers are interested especially in the rugged crime dramas such as CSI.

- In the time of economic difficulties people want to see stories where the problems are solved. It's obvious that in the crime series of TV everything will be solved in the end of the hour.

Hollywood's yearly so called pilot season is already approaching fast. From the start of the year great TV companies have to decide what will be seen on screens in the production season 2009-2010.

- What is interesting is that many of the characters have been not only rich, but also white. Next year is also interesting in this point of view, adds John Greene, the producer of the series Law & Order: The Special Unit.

Robert Thompson, the professor of popular culture sees a bifurcation in the trends.
- On one hand viewers want a TV drama which in some way resembles their actual way of living. On other hand escapism is being seen on screens - it offers an escape from the depressing reality of recession.

Anyway I hope you found this interesting.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 02:35:45 pm »
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Thanks for that translation Lorie, interesting.  I'm trying to go through films in my head now and think whether the characters in them are rich upper classes or a bit poorer!

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Re:Article about near future of Hollywood
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 09:09:08 pm »
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Very interesting, Lorie! Thanks for sharing the article. I think Hollywood is really out of touch with the public and have been "resting on their laurels" for too long. I will be interested to see what changes they start implementing.

If the economy is hurting you can be sure folks will cut out the unnecessary things such as movies. Hollywood will have to do something pretty amazing to keep people going. 

Sorry for the mini rant  I find myself frustrated with the movies rolling out lately....tired of remakes and sequels, vampires, witches, magic and reality.  ;)
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