George Lucas on Hollywood's Blockbuster Mentality | Charlie Rose
When we look at the film business, studios films, blockbusters, we notice the barrage of these films start to look and feel the same. Filmmakers come in and produce these properties for the financiers, but I think something gets lost between the writer and director. I don't think it is intentional, but the perception is that there might be too many cooks in the kitchen. With multi-million dollar productions on the line, it is hard not to make movies without so much input. You have to maximize the potential of the film, but what's lost in the process? How much of the film belongs to the director's vision? How much of it is the studio's? We collaborate with creative people, because we trust their creative vision. Does this vision get muddied in the studio wold? Listen to George Lucas as he describes the studio world he walked into as a young filmmaker.