Sunday, October 25, 2009

Drama Is Dead

"Dramas are dead," says producer Lynda Obst. "Some of the greatest parts for women -- the Academy Award parts for women -- are often in dramas, and this is the worst time for dramas since I've been in the business for the last 10,000 years."
It's all in this article from the Washington Post. Whatever happened to just making a decent film that has at least one strong female character? Do that, and women (and men) will buy tickets. The worst part of this news is that it is usually the dramas that provide us with the most design inspiration. Now if you will excuse me, I am off to see Amelia.


Charlotte K said...

Julie & Julia? (or is that a comedy--)

Brilliant Asylum said...

I would count Julie & Julia.

Btw, Amelia was not so good.

Living It At Home said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and introducing yourself. I greatly appreciate your comments.

I agree that Drama Is Dead. I love watching period piece movies and feel like I have seen them all. I wish every movie that is produced didn't have to be a big blockbuster-when they do that they ruin them! Loved reading your blog!

Nice to meet you~ Jamilyn

Living It At Home said...

Hello again! Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a post on Period Piece movies and series. I love them so much that I couldn't help myself.

Check it out and you may find some drama that appeals to you!


MissFifi said...

I think it has to do with the fact the Hollywood keeps churning out garbage just to make a buck. You cannot tell me there are no screenplays or books out there lacking strong female leads. It is a damn shame.

Her name was Lola said...

This is entirely too depressing for words! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.