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Will television surpass film?

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I suppose the title says it all,....

As most of you know, (or maybe it's just me) but very few Hollywood films as of late (or the last 20 years) have been worth looking at. On the other hand there are a number of excellent TV productions. Whether you like 'em or not:

All in the Family
Band of Brothers
Battlestar Galactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Hill Street Blues
The Honeymooners
Mad Men
The Office
The Shield
The Sopranos
SpongeBob SquarePants
Twin Peaks
The West Wing
to name a few,...

Curious,...when will Hollywood get a clue? Perhaps it's just me,... but I prefer a little character and plot development much more than an all out slam-bam action film. Whatever happened to:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Godfather
High Noon
In the Heat of the Night
Lawrence of Arabia
The Quiet Man
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Red Rock West
The Shootist
Twelve O'Clock High
Young Frankenstein

Just a smattering of good films,..... but
Am I alone? Does the vast majority just want another: Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, et al; mindnumbing action film???: :hissyfit:
Or will the quality of television finally surpase film making?
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Hello Richard, whats going on? Haven`t heard from you in a while. i was wondering what you thought of this years Oscar show? Especially with Slumdog winning the best picture? My wife brought that movie home, roughly 3 weeks ago, but I never watched it. Never really heard anything about it either.
I haven't watched the Oscars since the eighties and have only seen a
few of the nominees. None of them spark my interest, some I
don't want to see at all (i.e. "Milk") but I'll get around to screening the
rest on DVD at some point in the future. Maybe they'll exceed my

I'm not part of Hollywood or that crowd or that method of filmmaking.
I am in the film business which is quite large and encompasses many
directors and producers who operate outside of Los Angeles. Since
I'm not part of Hollywood and I'm not partial to their product these days,
I don't have any interest in what they do other than to take advantage
of any niche I can find in the marketplace. I'd rather watch a quirky
indie movie than whatever is screened at a megaplex. So that's my bias
which is why I find these awards shows crashing bores. Listening to
acceptance speeches is like torture on the rack for me.
Fully understood. I myself did not turn it on until about 11:04pm myself.
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