While reading a John Boorman to a newspaper (yeah I still read those), I had to share something he says about the main different between films in the 70’s and those made these days
He said that Star Wars happen, the success made by films like Star Wars and made the studios realize that the main audience were 14 years old teens, so most films made after are targeted to that specific public. Today there’s no middle ground the mainstream stuff are all blockbuster or at least try to be, and the so called “artistic movies” are down below made without money (except in France).
The thing is that films like Point Blank or Hell in the Pacific were mainstream back in the sixties, today they would be impossible for a great audience.
This word are wise and and heart-warming for me, my friends (some at least), and even my wife think I’m a bit weird because I mostly watch “old"movies, like they call those that weren’t made in the last year, but I know that I’m not a 14 year old anymore, I once was but I’m not anymore.