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11 January 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: BBC News

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PM Wants More Mainstream Filmmaking

Now, we usually steer clear of politics on Empire's newsfeed. It's not because we don't care or carry opinions; more because we're planning our own Equilibrium style dictatorship and don't want to play our hand too early. David Cameron, by contrast, has made no bones about opinionating on British film industry prior to Lord Smith's review on the government's film policy.

Ahead of a visit to Pinewood Studios, the prime minister praised the British film industry for its "incalculable contribution to our culture", but tempered his words by claiming that British filmmakers need to be more ambitious and "aim higher".

"Our role, and that of the BFI, should be to support the sector in becoming even more dynamic and entrepreneurial, helping UK producers to make commercially successful pictures that rival the quality and impact of the best international productions," said the man with Armageddon on his DVD shelf.

Cameron continued: "Just as the British Film Commission has played a crucial role in attracting the biggest and best international studios to produce their films here, so we must incentivise UK producers to chase new markets both here and overseas."

How this will translate into the BFI's distribution of lottery funds remains to be seen, but it's surely not good news for anyone hoping to make films like Tyrannosaur (£200k of lottery funding) or Hunger (£250k) in the years ahead.

Cameron has forgotten that nobody could have predicted big box-office hits like The King's Speech and Slumdog Millionaire, Ken Loach told BBC Breakfast. "This is a travesty. If everybody knew what would be successful before it was made, there would be no problem," said the veteran filmmaker.

"What you have to do is fund a lot of different, varied projects and then some will be successful, some will be original, some will be creative, and you will get a very vibrant industry."

Loach expressed a concern "that this review signally will fail to challenge" was "the ongoing monopoly of multiplexes where you get a very narrow range of films". Ken, we've got five words for you: The King's Speech 2: Speech Harder.


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RE: Remember Sex Lives of the Potato Men
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Posted by spark1 at 11:50 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Remember Sex Lives of the Potato Men
The Fucking Twonk probably thinks films like Brideshead Revisited are Socialy aware films where he grew up. ETON TWAT! on_smile_pistols.gif] More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 11:32 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Remember Sex Lives of the Potato Men
ou really want public money to fund a film like The Room or Birdemic?id you read the article at all? Did you read Ken Loach's comments? Of course nobody "Wants" movies like The Room or Birdemic to waste public money but if they had been massive money-earners would there have been a problem. The fact is that a fantastic script can be turned into absolute crap or vice visa and there's few indicators about what will actually be successful (bar making sequels which is lazy and creatively bacnkr More

Posted by Evil_Bob at 09:58 on 16 January 2012 | Report This Post

Remember Sex Lives of the Potato Men
Great to see political impartility on this page. Firstly the report was written by a former Labour Culture Secreatary, Lord Smith and it was a cross party report. Lord Smith was the chair for the report. Secondly not all films funded by the Film Council were critical or artistic successs. Sex Lives of the Potato Men got £1 Millions of public money, a awful comedy film that starred Johnny Vegas and made by a director who never anything of worth. Would you really want public money to fund a f More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 21:17 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
It only made half of its budget, which means it still remained in red. Don't know about BR/DVD though. Still point being, Cameron is a moron and so is everyone agreeing with him. More

Posted by Deviation at 12:31 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
L: Deviation Which disappeared quite fast at the BO alongside with Centurion, and you'd think people would love a bloody period epic, and this coming from someone who though Centurion was fun.  enturion only flopped in the States, internationally it mode more than half its budget. If they had given it a proper US release it would've made a profit. Those figures don't include the dvd/bd sales. More

Posted by Spaldron at 11:43 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
from the 30s/80s UK film had sound commercial instincts about its domestic output. even ken russell expected his films to have mainstream appeal. then it all went to hell in mid 80s- thatcher ditching the eady levy and the city not wanting to invest in film production didn't help. UK film need to get that instinct back. More

Posted by spark1 at 11:36 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
L: Tech_Noir I'm all for a wide of variety of films being made and equally promoted/distributed. BUT these films should always be films that people ] to see. In my opinion British films have kinda pigeon-holed themselves, they are either films about the upper middle class (rom-coms, period dramas, royalty/politics) or the lower class (gangsters, kitchen sink). There are of course exceptions but if you can count them on your hand they're not the rule. ut the exceptions have bee More

Posted by Deviation at 00:42 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

TWAT!
What a complete and utter twat! And as for people on here agreeing, what the f**k are you people thinking? The best british films are the independant ones, FACT! Trainspotting was independant as was Shallow Grave, Another Year, Kes, Withnail and I, The Long Good Friday, the excellent Kill List and the list goes on. Most of the best British films that have been made are independant ones! We don't want to be another boring Holloywood! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 22:05 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Look let us get one thing right once and for all: this guy is not the elected prime minister. No one achieved this honour at the last general election and the guy who currently lives at no 10 Downing St. does so at the whim of one Nick Glegg. However,the moment Glegg -or more likely his party- finally have enough of todying up to the Tories just for the novelty of enjoying some power -then of course Cameron's number is up! Right now though he -and his cabinet have a mandate to do nothing at all More

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Posted by Cyberleader at 19:02 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
I'm all for a wide of variety of films being made and equally promoted/distributed. BUT these films should always be films that people ] to see. In my opinion British films have kinda pigeon-holed themselves, they are either films about the upper middle class (rom-coms, period dramas, royalty/politics) or the lower class (gangsters, kitchen sink). There are of course exceptions but if you can count them on your hand they're not the rule. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:52 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
I'd LOVE a Dr Who movie! More

Posted by Cyberleader at 18:21 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tory Twat
Uh, sorry for the zillions of replies Spaldron. Website said it couldn't send my messages...so I tried again. Result? Well...the mess thou doth see before you I'm afraid. Oops. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 18:19 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: PM Demands More Mainstream Filmmaking
Meh. I like your profile picture. 'The Prisoner' is amazing. A true British stroke of genius and EXACTLY what I'm trying to say we should make...stuff that's cerebral AND full of action and thrills. Not snooty, depressive so-called 'art'. I'm not 'wrong': I'm not a number I'm a free man and so I'm entitled to my view. As, I'm sure, you are to yours. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 18:13 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: PM Demands More Mainstream Filmmaking
Meh. I like your profile pic though. The Prisoner is ace. THERE'S a good Brit production! By the way I'm not wrong. I'm not a number I'm a free man...and welcome to my own opinion. As you are to yours. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 18:10 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action. Call me shallow- fine- but I'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are there ALWAYS striking mine More

Posted by Cyberleader at 18:06 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
L: Cyberleader I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action. Call me shallow- fine- but I'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are t More

Posted by attakdog at 16:27 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
post. Please delete. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 14:03 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
L: Cyberleader I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action. Call me shallow- fine- but I'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are ther More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 14:03 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: PM Demands More Mainstream Filmmaking
L: Cyberleader I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action.e shallow- fine'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are there ALWAYS st More

Posted by Spaldron at 13:48 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action. Call me shallow- fine- but I'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are there ALWAYS striking mine More

Posted by Cyberleader at 13:45 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action. Call me shallow- fine- but I'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are there ALWAYS striking mine More

Posted by Cyberleader at 13:45 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Much as I'd like to dunk 'im in acid...
I agree! I hate arty-farty up themselves films that the UK seems as doomed as france to keep creating. Give me some American style explosions, 'Avengers' size franchises and 'Expendables' style action. Call me shallow- fine- but I'd be prouder of our industry if it was more geered towards 'fun' rather than 'ooh look we're deppresive= deep= genius'. DR Who is a smart, funny yet action packed show for family audiences on BBC tv...why can't we do the same on film? Why are there ALWAYS striking mine More

Posted by Cyberleader at 13:45 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: PM Demands More Mainstream Filmmaking
I had a couple of thoughts on this and well, firstly I thought "I wonder how many Tory MP's children are setting up film production companies as we speak", be a nice way of diverting more public money into the bank accounts of his mates. Secondly, do mainstream films need funding? I'm pretty sure that (what I often find teeth knashingly twee, boring, sentimental if well acted old bollocks) fare like the Kings Speech and The Iron Lady need no funding from the arts council, lottery More

Posted by Discodez at 13:34 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Forget Movie's let's overhaul our Tele first!
The film industry (as far as artistic talent and content) is in perfectly good condition! Now to change the subject slightly why don't we think about how bad OUR television stations that WE pay for are doing in comparison? Well I'll sum it up in two programmes, no make it three - Eastenders, Holby City & Casualty (you can't have too many hosptital drama's set in Bristol) this is the sewage that "should be aimimg higher" not the brilliant film industry that provides outstanding st More

Posted by thefacehead at 10:22 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

Makes me want to stab somebody in the neck
I'm fed up of this man saying things he knows next to nothing about! It's kind of pathetic to say things like 'aim higher' to filmmakers, who with their skill, can make a bigger impression on somebody than a politician can. The worst thing is applying the same Tory tar to the film industry, putting money into 'mainstream' films - and praising a film like The Kings Speech, which was funded by the UK FILM COUNCIL which was cut thanks to him too. I don't even know what he means by 'mainstream films More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 23:58 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Makes me want to stab somebody in the neck
I'm fed up of this man saying things he knows next to nothing about! It's kind of pathetic to say things like 'aim higher' to filmmakers, who with their skill, can make a bigger impression on somebody than a politician can. The worst thing is applying the same Tory tar to the film industry, putting money into 'mainstream' films - and praising a film like The Kings Speech, which was funded by the UK FILM COUNCIL which was cut thanks to him too. I don't even know what he means by 'mainstream films More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 23:57 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Makes me want to stab somebody in the neck
I'm fed up of this man saying things he knows next to nothing about! It's kind of pathetic to say things like 'aim higher' to filmmakers, who with their skill, can make a bigger impression on somebody than a politician can. The worst thing is applying the same Tory tar to the film industry, putting money into 'mainstream' films - and praising a film like The Kings Speech, which was funded by the UK FILM COUNCIL which was cut thanks to him too. I don't even know what he means by 'mainstream films More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 23:57 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
It's not like Cameron's saying all British films HAVE to be crap from now on. I can understand why he would want our film industry to put more money into the economy, I can understand why anyone would want that. British films are traditionally of a high quality, so surely if more mainstream British films were made there would be a good chance of the majority of them being of a high standard anyway. That's how the British film industry already works, favouring quality over a quick buck. Sure, he More

Posted by Oli G at 19:34 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

It's not like Cameron's saying all British films HAVE to be crap from now on. I can understand why he would want our film industry to put more money into the economy, I can understand why anyone would want that. British films are traditionally of a high quality, so surely if more mainstream British films were made there would be a good chance of the majority of them being of a high standard anyway. That's how the British film industry already works, favouring quality over a quick buck. Sure, he More

Posted by Oli G at 19:33 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

It's not like Cameron's saying all British films HAVE to be crap from now on. I can understand why he would want our film industry to put more money into the economy, I can understand why anyone would want that. British films are traditionally of a high quality, so surely if more mainstream British films were made there would be a good chance of the majority of them being of a high standard anyway. That's how the British film industry already works, favouring quality over a quick buck. Sure, he More

Posted by Oli G at 19:32 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

And with the support of scrrenwriter Julian Fellows....
.......who backed up Dave to the hilt (might help that as Tory member of the House of Lords, Dave is more or less his boss). Loach is spot on about being able to pick a winner in advance. And if Fellows is so good at that, why was he writing speeches for Ian Duncan Smith no so very long ago? More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 19:30 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

And with the support of scrrenwriter Julian Fellows....
.......who backed up Dave to the hilt (might help that as Tory member of the House of Lords, Dave is more or less his boss). Loach is spot on about being able to pick a winner in advance. And if Fellows is so good at that, why was he writing speeches for Ian Duncan Smith no so very long ago? More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 19:30 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

It's not like Cameron's saying all British films HAVE to be crap from now on. I can understand why he would want our film industry to put more money into the economy, I can understand why anyone would want that. British films are traditionally of a high quality, so surely if more mainstream British films were made there would be a good chance of the majority of them being of a high standard anyway. That's how the British film industry already works, favouring quality over a quick buck. Sure, he More

Posted by Oli G at 19:29 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

It's not like Cameron's saying all British films HAVE to be crap from now on. I can understand why he would want our film industry to put more money into the economy, I can understand why anyone would want that. British films are traditionally of a high quality, so surely if more mainstream British films were made there would be a good chance of the majority of them being of a high standard anyway. That's how the British film industry already works, favouring quality over a quick buck. Sure, he More

Posted by Oli G at 19:28 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Bit rich after axing the UK Film Council. Didn't anyone organise a big round of "Fuck Off" for him. More

Posted by steveg66 at 18:44 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Maybe this utter twat shouldn't have axed the UKFilmCouncil then. More

Posted by clarkkent at 17:39 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Braveheart.
L: twiddle Yes Braveheart is based In Britain but is was funded by Hollywood and starring a guy who obviously doen't like the English very much. It's a great film, but it's terrible history and ridiculously biased, the English are little more than pantomime villains in it, or did I miss something? ut this is about Britain, not just England. More

Posted by Spaldron at 16:42 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Ah! Ken Loach
... that bastion of political impartiality ... More

Posted by schnerkle at 16:34 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
More films like Slumdog Millionare, Another Year and 28 Days Later then?  More

Posted by Deviation at 16:03 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

"Demand" and "Mainstream" were interesting choices of words to put in the title given that they don't feature in the article at all. More

Posted by enemysprout at 14:58 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

What a...
C**t. Film Industry needs support from him. Not him flapping the lip about the sort of films that it should be making. St Trinians 3 maybe, Dave? More

Posted by Norman Stansfield at 14:44 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Bit rich after abolishing the UK Film Council. If I was in the industry I'd like to organise a collective f$#k off and MYOB. More

Posted by steveg66 at 14:41 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Bit rich after abolishing the UK Film Council. If I was in the industry I'd like to organise a collective f$#k off and MYOB. More

Posted by steveg66 at 14:39 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Bit rich after abolishing the UK Film Council. If I was in the industry I'd like to organise a collective fu#k off and MYOB. More

Posted by steveg66 at 14:39 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Bit rich after abolishing the UK Film Council. If I was in the industry I'd like to organise a collective fu#k off and MYOB. More

Posted by steveg66 at 14:39 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Braveheart.
Yes Braveheart is based In Britain but is was funded by Hollywood and starring a guy who obviously doen't like the English very much. It's a great film, but it's terrible history and ridiculously biased, the English are little more than pantomime villains in it, or did I miss something? More

Posted by twiddle at 13:48 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

He has a point
I'm not political, but I think he has a point. Britain is very good at costume drama, posh rom-com and gritty drama, and that's about it. It's as predictable as Hollywood making no brain action fests. A friend complained how anytime Brits are depicted in Hollywood war films they are always inferior to the Americans, well we can't expect the Americans to make us the heroes in their films. Surely we could make a film as good as Brave Heart or Private Ryan only telling things from our point of v More

Posted by twiddle at 13:25 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
L: twiddle Surely we could make a film as good asHeart ate Ryanelling things from our point of view?raveheart told from our point of view, that is, its a film set on the British Isles or did I miss something? More

Posted by Spaldron at 13:03 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry, but he has a point
L: twiddle I'm not political, but I think he has a point. Britain is very good at costume drama, posh romcom and gritty drama, and that's about it. It's as predictable as Hollywood making no brain action fests. A friend complanied how anytime Brits are depicted in Hollywood warfilms they are always inferior to the Americans, well we can't expect the Americans to make us the heroes in their films. Surely we could make a film as good as Brave Heart or Private Ryan only telling thing More

Posted by fiercehairdo at 12:50 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Sorry, but he has a point
I'm not political, but I think he has a point. Britain is very good at costume drama, posh romcom and gritty drama, and that's about it. It's as predictable as Hollywood making no brain action fests. A friend complanied how anytime Brits are depicted in Hollywood warfilms they are always inferior to the Americans, well we can't expect the Americans to make us the heroes in their films. Surely we could make a film as good as Brave Heart or Private Ryan only telling things from our point of vie More

Posted by twiddle at 12:31 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Sorry, but he has a point
I'm not political, but I think he has a point. Britain is very good at costume drama, posh romcom and gritty drama, and that's about it. It's as predictable as Hollywood making no brain action fests. A friend complanied how anytime Brits are depicted in Hollywood warfilms they are always inferior to the Americans, well we can't expect the Americans to make us the heroes in their films. Surely we could make a film as good as Brave Heart or Private Ryan only telling things from our point of vie More

Posted by twiddle at 12:31 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tory Twat
L: Spaldron Who the fuck does posh boy Cameron think he is dictating to a film industry his government have already cut funding to? He would probably love it if all we got were more films about Thatcher and the Queen. Cunt. uy a packet of crusty white rolls and throw it at the system, Spaldron. ut yeah, I see were you're coming from. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 12:19 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Can anyone BE that f*cking stupid?!
The death of the Film Council exposed just how WRONGLY the money put into British films is being distributed. Mr. Cameron, you need to look at your OWN contribution first. Get the money into the right hands and give UK filmmakers some bl**dy tax breaks! That way, they can actually make the films they WANT to make and not just the ones they can AFFORD to make. Not that UK filmmakers are innocent: commercial success means GENRE. Ken Loach is great, but he's happy on the fringes. In this respect th More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:01 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tory Twat
Who the fuck does posh boy Cameron think he is dictating to a film industry his government have already cut funding to? He would probably love it if all we got were more films about Thatcher and the Queen. Cunt. More

Posted by Spaldron at 11:54 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

I agree with everything Ken Loach is saying...David Cameron & his government should not have got rid of the UK Film Council...& it's nice that pretty much every film that comes from the UK & filmed in the UK & made in the UK rivals Hollywood with it's trashy "mainstream" films that does not rival anything we make over here. honestly I prefer films with integrity & that entails everything made over here...with the tiniest percentage coming from Hollywood...we can do More

Posted by megank13 at 11:44 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

What a douche
Just when you thought you couldn't hate this man any more he opens his ill informed mouth about the UK film industry. Movies should NOT be made just for the purpose of making millions,if they do so however fair play but that should not be the sole incentive. In fact, this is whats wrong with Hollywood right now, it's all about the opening weekend and little else, this is why movies are in such a dire state. Movies should be made because directors/screenwrites/producers have a wonderful story to More

Posted by pog at 11:38 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by bigmeuprudeboy1 at 11:29 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

loach is...
..despite one of his usual 'oooh look how socialist I am' rants..completely correct If films are only being made with to be 'mainstream' a good 80% of the films we've made that HAVE become commercially successful and to an extent mainstream (Kings Speech, This is England, Trainspotting etc) simply wouldn't have got made ...and I thought Stewart Lee was just being a dick when he said 'the Tories are the natural enemy of Art'...seems like he has a bit of a point More

Posted by bigmeuprudeboy1 at 11:29 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Brian Epstein once sat in on a Beatles recording session and had the temerity to make suggestions. John Lennon said something along the lines of, "You count the money and let us make the music" - which is what someone needs to tell Cameron. Twat. More

Posted by badsanta at 11:26 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Brian Epstein once sat in on a Beatles recording session and had the temerity to make suggestions. John Lennon said something along the lines of, "You count the money and let us make the music" - which is what someone needs to tell Cameron. Twat. More

Posted by badsanta at 11:25 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

Absolute rubbish!
What an idiot Cameron is. Yes directors should "aim higher" but that is aim at higher ARTISTIC achievements not just box office numbers. My God, if he had his way we'd be in a world where a fantastic film like Hunger would never be made and we'd be even more swamped with moronic multiplex fodder than we already are. It's not just a business, its an art form too! One that should challenge and be thought provoking as well as be entertaining. If film makers only focus on the money well th More

Posted by fiercehairdo at 11:09 on 11 January 2012 | Report This Post

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