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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: the Prevalence of Reboots in Modern Cinema

Look into the recent franchise reboot craze, and diagnose the loss of Hollywood originality.

  • Or juxtapose the loss of "originality" with the increasing demand for the next big thing- perhaps there is a correlation between remaking an old film and finding a new, high-tech way of presenting an old story. – Amanda Rose 6 years ago
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  • Not just franchise reboots, but novel and comic book adaptations, sequels, prequels, and prologues: how franchises overstay their welcome. I'm sure profitability plays a hand in the madness. – george 6 years ago
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  • Certainly this trend seems motivated by profit more than a desire for meaningful storytelling. Production companies now weigh the ability to produce a film based upon its potential to spawn sequels. I'd be interested in exploring the difficulties faced by an unestablished writer/director in obtaining backing for a unique standalone project. Would the moviegoing audience have the patience for that? – JohnArthur 6 years ago
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