2015 had the second biggest summer box office haul of all time. With more competition than ever for good spots in the summer schedule, some valuable “tent pole” movies had to position themselves differently to avoid being smooshed. Here are my post-Summer blockbuster movie picks.
Originality is the pinnacle of artistry
In any art form, the trailblazers are the most celebrated. The creators of new, exciting, or groundbreaking ideas are seen as a breath of fresh air, revitalizing an art form that has gone stale. Whether we are opening a book, or cranking up iTunes, the discovery of something new and original is exciting. We will rush out and tell all our friends, both because we enjoy this original thing so much and because we can take credit for finding it. Being first is coded into our genes.
A Long Time Ago…
The dates are a bit hazy, but I believe the first time I saw Star Wars was 1979, a whole two years after its release. I was only six and my movie choices were limited to whatever a parent or grandparent wanted to take me to see.