[opendtv] Re: News: With Popcorn, DVD's and TiVo, Moviegoers Are Staying Home

  • From: "John Willkie" <JohnWillkie@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 10:09:35 -0700

John;

I agree, with the nit that some people do want to see trash.

John Willkie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 6:47 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: News: With Popcorn, DVD's and TiVo, Moviegoers Are
Staying Home


> John,
>
> What am I missing by echoing your mantra that content is king?  Make good
> movies, people go see them.  Make trash, and people stay away in droves.
>
> What the DVD market has done is just to give people the option of saying
to
> themselves "is this movie good enough to go see in the theater, or can I
> wait for the DVD?"  This mentality began with VHS, but the video quality
of
> DVD raised the bar for opting for the theater.
>
> The answer is for Hollywood to make better content, and they will come.
>
> John
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John Willkie" <JohnWillkie@xxxxxxxxxx>
>
> > in a year when box-revenues are down, you seem to be missing the forest
> > for
> > a big tree.
> >
> > John Willkie
>
>
>
>
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