"Thirty years ago I dreamed of becoming a (motion picture) filmaker. I was later to discover that something about the whole thing made me sick in my gut. It wasn't until years later I realized that, for me, motion picture had been filled with a kind of fraudulence. Not only the caste system of the entertainment business and all the associated nonsense, "
Buy a MacG5 and a digicam and have at it, it is to Hollyweird what mp3 is to the music industry, scaring the hell out of them.
"but the idea if filming actors portraying those whom they were really not. Documentary (and cinema verite) was ok, but even that seemed to lack any real power. "
This I don't understand, anyone over 5 years old is an actor playing charades, we all put on the armor as a defense.
Nice thread though.