Consider This: Directors Versus Studios and Who Gets To Play The Blame Game for The Fantastic 4 Debacle?

Here’s an editorial I wrote with David for THAT MOMENT IN. In this edition we debate who is to blame or get credit for a movie’s failure or success.

We hope you enjoy our discussion on the creative process and the battle between the artist and the studio… art vs commerce.

That Moment

Consider This is an editorial opinion segment featuring personal examinations and thoughts on the state of film. This week, we take a closer look creative control and differences in the filmmaking process and who should have power to guide it, change it, or stop it.

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Thesis: In the most basic sense, movies are about telling a story through a visual medium. At least that’s what it should be. But truthfully, movies are an industry and therefore, movies are about making money. Without being cynical, this actually makes sense. A product is made. Then it’s sold. Profits make more. That’s the core concept for any business model. The problem lies with how that product should look. We’re not farmers, but we don’t think there are corporate meetings arguing whether the apple going to market is too red or too sweet. No farmer is walking out of a fruit-selling campaign due to…

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