Chris Gore, Founder/Owner of FilmThreat/Author/Filmmaker: Because some studio executive is watching this right now saying We Need To Remake Memento!, someone is doing this right now. There’s a studio executive, I see you! I see you studio executive, whoever you are.
Film Courage: We had this question come in on our Youtube channel from KP is the name “What can creatives do to help make the film industry better and more free for artistic creation? How can we get back to making great movies again?”
Chris: KP, first of all, that is a great question, how can we get back to making movies that are great? By great I’m going to guess that you mean just a broad appeal and a satisfying experience, an experience where you walk out of the theater and Wow! Not only did you enjoy that experience, you want to go back and see the movie several times. I have not had that feeling very often, wanting to go back and see a movie again because I want to just ride that ride. It feels almost like a ride, an exhilaration. So how do we get back to that? I think what we have to do is really foster and mentor talent (young talent), not simply fill a writer’s room and there’s seven different writers for a project. Really mentor new and up-and-coming talent and foster that (one number). Number two, and I know that Hollywood is averse to this, but almost everything you see that’s on a large scale in terms of a big budget is based on pre-existing material. A comic book property that’s been around for 80 years. A stage play that has been on Broadway for decades or a remake of a cartoon and…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Chris Gore is a writer, comedian, author and television personality who has built a solid reputation as a hilariously outspoken voice in the entertainment world. As a teenager, Chris founded the brutally honest magazine Film Threat, which began as a fanzine while he was a college student in Detroit. As Film Threat evolved into a respected national magazine, he relocated to Los Angeles. The print magazine was retired in 1997 when it was re-launched as a web site. FilmThreat.com found a huge audience online and was named one of the top five movie web sites by the Wall Street Journal. Chris has appeared as a film expert on MSNBC, E!, CNN, Travel Channel, and Reelz Channel. Chis has also hosted shows on FX, Starz, IFC and G4TV’s Attack of the Show as the show’s film expert. His weekly movie review segment DVDuesday was among the most popular on G4. Chris is also an author, having written The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made and The Complete DVD Book. His book The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide is considered the bible of the industry and is required reading at film school.
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