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From: Tony Williams
Speaking as another participant on the wrong side of David's cited generation
I have to agree. The corporations have really taken over and squeezed out any
real creativity and innovation within Hollywood cinema. Much prefer some T.V.
including PBS (the excellent F.B.I. series showing that institution as
a threat to individual freedom. American Cinema is interesting less for its
botched construction and more for which academic will they feature as
expert superstar and how they will edit down otherwise interesting comment.
  Contemporary Hollywood is now dead and unworthy of any serious interest for
most of us today. Other national cinemas (such as Hong Kong and China) are
far more interesting.