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Why Hollywood Is So Successful

Adam Scott

The American Film Industry has one of the largest reach and influence in the world. More Americans see a Hollywood movie in their movie theaters than read a novel, and almost half a billion people worldwide see a film released in a foreign language every year.

Many people still think the movie industry is just a poor man's version of the music industry and that it only brings in revenue for the bigger companies that produce movies like Disney, Sony, Fox, and NBC Universal. Many people also view the Hollywood Studio system as a business that produces a bunch of mediocre films that don't make much money because they're simply not creative enough to produce great films.

This is a flawed way of looking at the industry because the movie industry is actually a business that has a huge influence and reach on the rest of the world.

Here are the three key reasons why Hollywood has the most influence and success in the world.

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Hollywood creates new concepts and products all the time that no one has ever seen before. The reason this is so important is because innovation is the difference between success and failure.

In other words, if a product is new or different, the market doesn't know how to react to it because there has never been anything like it. Hollywood works with a common framework that they have created over the years called the Big Three: blockbusters, tent poles, and franchises.

These are the three things that drive the success of the industry. The Big Three is a long way of saying that if a movie doesn't hit at least one of the Big Three, then it doesn't matter if it's creative or a great film.

You can sell garbage as long as you hit one of the big three.

Another way of looking at the Big Three is that it makes sure that Hollywood is able to avoid being unoriginal. If you are not developing something new that no one has ever seen before, then you are not competing with the Big Three.

If you keep making the same movie over and over again and they keep making it over and over again, then you have a great chance of not being as successful as the other movie studios that are constantly looking to innovate.

Here's a great example of how innovative Hollywood can be. The 1991 film Dune, based on Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, has had an amazing lasting influence on sci-fi films.

This is not just a film that was made and quickly forgotten. The film got an Academy Award Nomination for Best Director (David Lynch), and it was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Film Editing.

Unfortunately, Dune did not do well in its lifetime box office and caused the producer to hire a new producer who then hired a new writer who then hired a new director who then released a completely different version of the film a year later.

Not only did they make multiple Dune movies that all sucked, but they actually managed to make Dune worse. There was no evidence that this film was actually Dune.

It was just a made-up story with other interesting concepts and ideas wrapped into it.

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Another example is when Blade Runner came out in 1982, many were confused by this film because it was so different from anything else that had come out before. Ridley Scott decided to take the basic premise of the Alien franchise and then make a movie that was completely different from it.

Ridley Scott decided to take an alien model (Scott said it was most like the Easter Bunny) and make a movie about a cop who used it to track down his prey. This was not a movie for everyone to enjoy.

In fact, many people couldn't understand why anyone would want to watch this movie because it was so different from anything else that had been made before.

These two examples show that the basic plot and ideas are what drive the success of a film. The same plot and ideas would probably have been sold to everyone else as a regular Alien movie, but not everyone was like that.

The film that came out and became the biggest hit ever was actually an Alien sequel, a movie called Aliens. Not only was the plot and concepts from Alien retained from the original franchise, but

Ridley Scott tried to infuse those ideas into the new movie.

It doesn't matter that the same basic story was in the earlier film, it mattered that Ridley Scott presented new ideas with the same basic story.

The same process is evident with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is fascinating to see how the various Marvel movies are not just similar stories and concepts, but the plots and concepts are the same from movie to movie.

The basics are the same, but the stories and ideas are the same because they are the basis of what Marvel Studios has created. This means that someone making a film like Captain America: The

Winter Soldier, for example, would not necessarily need to know anything about other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He would just need to know that the basic plot and idea is the same and to apply his creative thoughts on top of that.

Conclusionman in white t-shirt covering his face

All of this shows that it is possible for an independent filmmaker to be successful. It is a difficult process.

It requires a strong vision and focus. However, it can be done.

These are just two examples of films that show this. The basic plot and ideas are the same in the majority of Hollywood movies.

If there is a science fiction story that isn't about aliens, space, robots, zombies, or human nature, it is probably being made as a vehicle to sell a franchise. That's how successful a story is going to be.

But that does not mean that all movies have to be about aliens, robots, zombies, humans, human nature, aliens, or aliens.


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