Saturday, April 23, 2005

The trailer for the movie “Crusade” is playing on the TV. I can’t distinguish it from any of the other “epics” that have been made in the last five years. If I had a computer company, I would just start creating a library of my own computer-generated images (things like thousands of arrows soaring in the sky, thousands of knights or gladiators charging a wall, etc., etc) and then just license those shots out to studios. All of these epic period movies are starting to look the exact same. They use virtually the same shots. Why do they keep re-shooting the same things? They might as well actually use the same footage. It’s the same as re-using the same B-roll of the Statue of Liberty for every reality TV show that takes place in New York.

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