Monday, August 1, 2005

The video window

The Hollywood studios call the shots, but what happens when they're no longer sure what to do? Distribution is the ponderous question in the second article in Slate on the survival of Hollywood in Slate. The first one (posted below) wonders about the so-called box office "slump."
"Back in the 1940s, when studios owned the movie houses and television was not yet available, more than 60 percent of the population went to the movies every week. Today, about 9 percent of the population goes."

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