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Why Is Hollywood A Popular Place For Movies

Adam Scott

Whenever there is a disaster movie, there are always fatalities, accidents, and other horror that occurs. Movies are simply an excuse to paint a world of violence, devastation, and what not.

Movies have become the number one way to put the general public in a certain mood.

Something that usually happens is a movie becomes the new craze. Any group of people are going to have a deep connected and even subconsciously crave to see those movies.

So, for example, if there was a zombie attack, it would drive up the sales of goods. Such is the case with World War Z.

Now as a result, we can see zombies that we can walk up to and play as. So now you can have a zombie fight while you are on your phone playing Candy Crush.

The zombies in World War Z, have become so popular that people want to see the movie to find out what it is all about.

Hollywood filmsMovie night

As we discussed earlier, Hollywood is a special place because of its two most beautiful words, “Hollywood” and “Animation”. These words describe the two most popular movie forms, though they were initially used interchangeably.

When someone says that they are going to go to a “movie”, people often associate it with the first form of cinema, the silent movie. A silent movie is one that is simply recorded onto a piece of film, rather than filmed.

In fact, these days, a lot of the newer movies are recorded using digital cameras, because of the inherent recording of all the imagery, which you would normally only get from film.

The original form of cinema, the moving picture, is still very popular. A movie is simply a two-dimensional piece of film, usually made up of two strips of 35 mm film.

Why is Hollywood the most popular place to see a movie?Fox Theatre at nighttime

It is all about public viewing of movies.

Movies, or any form of art for that matter, is in the public eye and they know it. That is why they will work to reach the public in a way that is going to drive up the sales of those movies.

There is also a particular theory that has to do with public viewing. All of us have been exposed to one or more movies, whether it be in the cinema, video rental stores, or another medium.

All of us have been exposed to a few movies and some of us have even seen several of them. All of us have seen a movie because we saw it in a movie theater and most of us have heard someone speak about it.

So it is safe to say that all of us have some sort of experience with movies and we know exactly what is going to happen.

Now think about the first time you heard someone say “That movie is stupid”. If you were in a film school, you could have learned a lot about film.

But that same statement might have passed you right by. Why?

Because you were getting paid to be there. Movies have to go through a very long and hard process in order to get into a theater.

So if you were not paying attention and did not like the movie, it would just move on to the next person.

That is why it becomes a great medium for the masses to get a chance to look at. There is a chance that the average person might not see something if they do not pay attention. They might not see the movie or watch it. They might just stay home and do something else. But not every movie will reach out to every person.

Think about an apocalyptic movie or a zombie movie. Those types of movies are always going to be popular, but will never reach every person in the world.

That is why the rise of social media allows people to see what is popular or is doing the business. Now the same holds true for advertising and promoting movies.

If people are viewing it and have a chance to see it, they will try to get the word out about it.

That is why every blockbuster movie needs an Internet presence. If they are not on the Internet, then they will not reach out to every person.

These are the companies that have an advertising budget and are always looking for what to use. This gives the movie studio an edge over the rest of the competition.

It is also worth looking into social media because people want to know what is being said about the movie that they have just seen. Before they watch the movie, they want to know what the general public thinks of it.

This gives them a chance to spread the word and help the movie reach out to more people.

The coming demise of HollywoodHollywood, California

There are two main reasons that Hollywood is in such a precarious position right now. The first is that Hollywood is operating on a model of cyclical industry growth.

During the first half of the 20th century, the studios pumped out a large number of movies and dominated the box office. This meant that they were able to pay lower salaries to actors and directors, enabling the genre to become the most popular in the country.

This oversupply of movies led to the Golden Age of Hollywood, which produced a high number of movies.

The second reason is that Hollywood is suffering from an oversupply of content. The number of movies produced each year is high and studios compete to find new ways to lure in consumers.

A new round of movies is expected to start filming soon, with many more likely to follow. This could turn out to be the greatest threat to Hollywood's future because it has now become very difficult for studios to find viewers for their content.

The relative lack of quality control in Hollywood is also a problem. One notable example is the release of The Interview.

The film satirized the North Korean regime, making fun of their ruthless rule by depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-un. It was widely regarded as a comedy but was withdrawn from cinemas after real-life assassination attempts by North Korean agents.

Despite a relatively small audience, The Interview was at least relatively financially successful for a film directed by and starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Evan Goldberg. That was until the US government decided to issue a North Korean assassination warrant for the film's makers, and the film's distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment put it on a "restricted list".

Some theaters in the United States that were still showing the movie refused to do so. As a result, The Interview was never released in the United States and only made a few million dollars overseas.

This meant that the film was able to make a profit for the studios and the perpetrators of the hack.

The widespread failure of high-profile movies, and indeed the failure of low-budget films, to find an audience leads to a supply of low-quality films. One would assume that audiences would see these low-quality films and reject the next one produced by the same studio, but this is not always the case.

This may well be because Hollywood wants to keep churning out low-budget movies to provide a profitable revenue stream. Although some movies may flop, Hollywood prefers the alternative of producing an empty profit.

The latter means that a film has to be critically acclaimed and subsequently appeal to audiences as well as buy in the box office. This requires quite a bit of risk-taking, and not a lot of studios are willing to invest the money.

Thus, the video on demand service was a smart move on Warner Brothers' part. By putting one of its existing movies on an online-only platform, the studio can guarantee an audience, which is perhaps the main reason for the success of Netflix.

The box office failure of Fast and Furious 7 (released in April 2015), which was the eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise, is testament to this. The ninth instalment was cancelled by Universal Pictures, which meant that all future Fast and Furious movies were going to be released online first, and only then go to cinemas.

This relatively risky move ensured that Warner Brothers' core audience – those who liked its existing movies – was still attracted to new content by using a new distribution platform. Movie releases, as they are currently organized, often do not give audiences enough of a reason to go to cinemas.

Given this situation, online distribution offers a unique opportunity for movie studios to market and promote their films to new audiences, thus enabling studios to avoid the disappointing box office results that plague most Hollywood films. This is just one example of the innovative thinking that can save big-budget films from failing spectacularly.


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