Cries for Originality
I think by now we all get it. All the creative industries are just that, industries. Big colossal corporate monoliths that look down on mortal men and point to us shouting. “Hey! Give us you dolla dollar bills Yall!!”.
Despite that description, I must say I’m not a guy that is too bothered by corporations and their involvement in mass media on a base level. Corporations were developed to create consistency and efficiency in how to get movies, tv, games, etc, produced and shipped out to millions of little toddlers that can wait to open them on Hanukkah.
And in that need, creative people(Artists) worked along side business people(Not Artists) and creates a massive industry that touched so many people, and garnered millions of dineros.
But in that symbiotic relation ship between the two partners, something changed. Before long, movies began to morph into products rather than pieces of art. Think about it, does Casablanca, Citizen Cain, A Clockwork Orange, or Beetle Juice have a line of toys and associated merchandise. No. Because all the industry was made to do, was produce and market films. But that changed and now industry dictates what gets made, for how much, and oddly enough, what qualifies as a success.
Being an industry that pumps out products, the film enthusiasts or as their know more affectionately as: nerds. Have always been in a tiffy about movies being more original and creative. Content is always being produced in dear old Hollywood and unknown to me, creative people are always working on scripts. Scripts that actually accommodate the desires of said nerds.
If you hop on over to io9, you’ll find an article that showcases some of the original scifi scripts they’ve come across.
They all sound fascinating, and the originality at the core of each idea you would think would be easy game for nerds, not to mention movie making people who want to dispel the questions of originality. It only takes a little scroll down to the comments section to find out that said nerds, are really fickle douche bags. People that when Transformer movies, or the latest twilight graces cinemas, cry out in anguish at the lack of originality. But crap on a movie that is more intriguing and offers more creative possibility.
Side bar for a second – I gotta say, you want to every loose faith in humanity. Look at website comments, its like walking into a grade school class room full of bigoted, sexist, and homophobic teenagers who get into arguments as easily as breathing. It’s heart breaking to know that given that chance people are like that at the drop of a hat.
It’s just become something that’s annoying, yet not surprising. Nerds can be passionate, helpful, and fascinated by their obsessions. But that passion turns into hate so fast I can hardly pinpoint its origin. Like a wild fire, or rug burn. I don’t really refer to myself as a nerd because of people like this. People that are ranting a raving about something they need and want, and the minute that possibility is presented to them, they dismiss it as not good enough.
I’m going to now hide inside my own mind, creating a self induced coma. While I wait for the nerd rage to blow over. Thanks for listening, and I say “keep yalls feet on da earph and keep reaching does star things”.