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It’s Not Just The Studios That Are Predictable

I’m not sure exactly when it started, or more importantly when exactly it became popularized. Sequels have been around for literally decades, but for me it is the eighties when it really became rife. If a film was financially successful, the studios made a sequel. Following the artistry of sixties and seventies filmmaking, films really began to become movies, and dumbed down overblown action movies became the big money makers. It was obvious, really. Why go to the time and trouble to try to develop and subsequently sell a new property when fans were itching to see the further adventures of Rambo, Rocky, Axel Foley, and the numerous other action heroes of that time. Continue reading

James Bond – Licence to Film

It was revealed this week that Bond 23 is finally on the slate for shooting to begin this year, with a November 2012 release date. The saga of the next Bond film has been going on for some time now. The rocky economic climate has affected many companies around the world, and last July we heard that the next Bond film had apparently been cancelled. MGM had been in turmoil for some time, with financial problems slowing projects, and no sign of a buyer. Things appear to be looking up a little, and a release date for the as yet untitled Bond movie is great news. Continue reading