more is more when it comes to good movies
May 23, 2010 10:03 AM Subscribe
Yes as a matter of fact, 50,000 new films a year is a very good thing
posted by philip-random (29 comments total)
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Brian Newman, former CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute
, reports that as many as 50,000 movies were made in 2009 and that " .... the economics of digital filmmaking ensure that these 50,000 films will likely not just double, but square in number each year."
But don't worry. This could be a very good thing if you love quality cinema.
in film, we now have legions of young people who have learned to shoot, edit and make a film. The industry tends to dismiss these as amateurs and complain about the torrential flood of their films, but we might just have the perfect generation -- one that feels a visceral connection to film and wants to explore it more. Film is no longer something mythic for them, hard to do or just for an elite few. They now know how to make it, and this commonness may just lead to more discovery and participation.