I wonder how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon feel, since they had to cave to the studio's desire to go for the most commercially viable film, even though everyone in the room agreed that it wasn't the best story?

I mean, these two are the marketing names; they are the reason this project even exists, and why at least half the audience is paying any attention whatsoever. Yet *** triumphed over Damon's impassioned plea for Art in the end.
Then they totally shocked me by

Picking the socially inept guy as the director! I mean, the guy's interview was embarassing to watch! He did zero to sell himself as a director! At one point he started making hoof noises with his mouth, for no apparent reason!
They kept saying that technically, he was the best director, but all the professionals were basically dreading having to work with the guy because of his social awkwardness.
Should be interesting to watch.
Lois
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I wonder how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon feel, since they had to cave to the studio's desire to go ... whatsoever. Yet *** triumphed over Damon's impassioned plea for Art in the end. Then they totally shocked me by

What the audience pays for is seeing movies containing actors they easily remember from previous movies that made an impression on them at the box office. So what we end up with in Hollydorks is a bunch of bad or barely-semi-acceptable actors who happen to be in a popular movie a couple of times and end up on the front of magazines, when in fact they acted well two out of thirteen hundred times, because the real attraction to movies is not the actors, it is the writers. I don't care if it's the original writers or the production company-hired rewriters. But it's the writers who garner the cash. In the end. All the actors do is say "hey, I was in this, worship me".
Then they start doing coke and wonder why their life went to ***. And the original writers continue enjoying their mansion in northwest oregon while sitting at their large swimming pool drinking ice tea, writing their next blockbuster.
But anyhoo...
I wonder how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon feel, since they had to caveto the studio's desire to go for ... were basically dreading having to work with the guy because of his social awkwardness. Should be interesting to watch. Lois

What I particularly loved was the moment at the end when the socially inept director, having won, was embraced and congratulated by his father and who was his father?
Clu Gulager a famous Hollywood character actor who's been in the business for forty years.
Now, let's see? Wasn't the whole point of this thing to let originally, a Hollywood outsider who'd never get a shot at making a movie write and direct his own feature?
Well, second series comes along that disappeared. Right back to the writer writing and the director directing so that the studio could play it's own "divide and conquer" thing I mean, they could have their own creative input in the development process.

But at least there was the pretense of making something that approximated an indie film.
Now, with the third series, they're shooting a crappy derivative horror movie and they picked a director who's the son of a Hollywood actor.

So exactly how was the process by which this movie ended up getting made different from, say any other *** low budget Hollywood movie gets made?
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And I'm not just saying that cuz I'm sitting here drunk at my oregon swimming pool drinking iced tea. Honest.
hic
The thing about John is - he had the best short film. You can go to the Greenlight site and see all 3 finalist's films, and there's only one that actually looks like a movie... and that's John's.

- Bill (who may be in a later episode)
I wonder how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon feel, since they had to cave to the studio's desire to go ... half the audience is paying any attention whatsoever. Yet *** triumphed over Damon's impassioned plea for Art in the end.

Yeah, I thought Damon made a telling point that team member Wes Craven, the modern master of the horror movie (Constantine notwithstanding, apparently I haven't seen it yet) thinks the script they've chosen is a piece of ***.
Then they totally shocked me by Picking the socially inept guy as the director! I mean, ... sell himself as a director! At one point he started making hoof noises with his mouth, for no apparent reason!

And I loved that shot of Chris Moore when he asks everybody in the room if they had any more questions for him, which they didn't, and he turns back to the guy and gives him this really bug-eyed, weirdly forced smile.

But who knows? The guy obviously has something going for him, and he might just be the perfect choice. Choosing him certainly seems to have been the gutsier choice.
They kept saying that technically, he was the best director, but all the professionals were basically dreading having to work with the guy because of his social awkwardness. Should be interesting to watch.

And that's the whole point, no?
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Now, with the third series, they're shooting a crappy derivative horror movie and they picked a director who's the son of a Hollywood actor.

Wait this is the third one of these things?
hooboy.
Mysti
What I particularly loved was the moment at the end when the socially inept director, having won, was embraced ... originally, a Hollywood outsider who'd never get a shot at making a movie write and direct his own feature?

But if ever there were Hollywood outsiders, it's Clu and his family! I got to know Clu quite well when he did a movie for me years ago, and he's more of a character than character actor. Back then, he and his sons (and his wife, who was also in our film) were trying to put together their own feature film, bits and pieces at a time, but never could get enough money or Hollywood support to complete it. It was as un- Hollywoody an endeavor as you could possibly imagine, and was quite an amazing piece of film making. (It was a sort of Fellini-esque rock musical.)
Clearly John is just as eccentric as his dad, which means this new PG flick at least has a shot at being interesting. And hell, he's going to make the show entertaining.

Ken
The whole eipsode was hard to watch. That tubby director is a trainwreck. I had sympathy for him for about 2 minutes but he's actually pretty arrogant. I predict they will axe this psycho before they lose all their ***.
The screenwriters look halfway decent but that fat dumpy director is about to bring them all crashing down.
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