- May 11, 2004
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The same could be said about music too. Now you could make your own recordings at home. You don't need a studio or a record contract. And if you do get to Taylor Swift- level status, it's all about "moving product", not necessarily about making music.I was listening to an interview with Martin Scorsese, and his thoughts on the digital era of filmmaking that we now live in, and one of his biggest problems with the way things are is that with us living in an era where everything is cheaper and faster, the movies and films and such go away so quickly to the point that he describes it as, "That's it. There's no nourishment."
I see exactly what he's saying: it's like how in this day and age, a movie may stay in a theater for only a week or so (if it's a big box-office smash, maybe two or three weeks), then a couple of months later it's on DVD, and that's it. He's right, there really is no nourishment . . . not like there was in the days where a movie could last several weeks - maybe even a few months - in a theater, then you had to wait patiently for at least a year, if not longer, for it to see a home video release, but the wait was always worth it . . . not to mention, if a movie was really good, you could always see it repeated times because it would still be in theaters . . . and theater, of course, is a communal experience that you get to share with other people.
Of course, there are also detractors, such as George Lucas, who argues that the past was an age of "presentation," while also adding, "We're not in that world anymore. We're now in the world of you can have whatever you want whenever you want it."
Scorsese also notes of this that this makes sense for the businessman, but the art of filmmaking suffers in the process. But overall, I think this is another reason why it's so hard for me to really get into any newer shows or movies these days - aside from the fact that they almost all suck anyway because of poor content - because I'm not getting any of that nourishment Scorsese speaks of that I remember feeling growing up.
Live shows are about wardrobe changes, having an army of backup singers and dancers, special effects, but there are still people who can move me with just a guitar or a piano and their voice, with nothing to hide behind.
Like the title says, it's pop music. Some of it is sweet. A lot is garbage. Very little nourishment, and completely disposable.