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— An interview with one of the few legislators, Representative Tom Tancredo (R/CO), who understands this problem and speaks frankly about the reality and scope of this problem.

Picture 760.gifJOBS AMERICANS WON’T DO? Think again.”
— People in public office, please take heed.

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  1. -S- says:

    Sid Ganis seems to have excluded mentioning the most important thing, and that is, that he should have told people to get out of their houses and go see GOOD movies. It’s the GOOD movies part that he omitted from his statement and that is the issue as to why theatre attendance is so low, and that’s because people don’t want the whole experience if the film they’re attending isn’t spectacular or appealing enough to not wait a few months for the DVD. “Spectacular” does not have to be “big budget.” Nor does it have to be schlock.

    Funny, along those lines — actual filmmaking involved here, although I haven’t the faintest idea if this’ll offer good movie appeal (at least, it’s interesting so far), what I read earlier:


    The thing about theatre attendance, however, is that most of us now have great sound systems and more relaxing, enjoyable home viewing options so unless theatres devise something that offers a greater enjoyment factor than the advent of DVD and plasma screens and Dolbly Digital in the privacy and comfort of a small/home viewing room, I dunno, but I’d rather just wait for the DVD.

    What sells, essentially, to us among the growing DVD crowd, is still acting talent.

    About that, I’m still buzzed from Edie Falco’s and James Gandolfini’s work in THE SOPRANOS, given last night’s Episode 67 stunner, JOIN THE CLUB. But HBO otherwise…dunno, still contemplating the worth of it after THE SOPRANOS concludes, but I know I won’t really disconnect, just irritated at the drop in content otherwise, other than David Chase’s series.

    It all comes back to content and acting talent. Either one’s off, it’s an expensive gamble — if not expensive loss. I know nothing is more irritating to most among us the public than an overheating publicity department provoking discussion of a bad film under pretense of grandiosity. A certain title comes to mind here…and no amount of hyperbole can salvage that type of hubris once it’s perceived by the public to be nothing more than “Hollywood” hyperbole. People hate to be conned. It makes them think twice the next time the idea of going to the movies is mentioned.

    P.S.: nice to hear from you again, justaguy, hope all goes well with you!

  2. justaguy says:

    Saw this today….

    “What, Movies Worry?”