Instead of Money
So, I met this one guy who thinks people makes movie for just money and not award. And, he asked me to mention all directors that I know who makes a movie for award. (I should just answer his question with Chris Evans script in The Loss of A Teardrop Diamond, "I'm poor, you're poor. And that's hard. But you got a moral decision to make!")
Yupp, So, here's what I told him:
+alvincyt You should be the one who's grown up (he told me to grown up). It's simply as a performance at night and what the newspaper will say for tomorrow morning. All movies or tv shows, of course they're made to entertain people. To make us laugh, cry, and full of emotions.
So, how we honor their achievements? With awards.
How to proof their achievements? by the rating. Who's rating? Critic reviews.
So, if you are a smart audience, you should start to do a smart critic review for each movie you really know that is worth to watch. All of your rating just worthless without your critic review's title. Are you a producer/director/journalist/full-timer critic? That's what I want to say. While on tv show/sitcom/tv series, to keep them get another seasons, they need great rating/polling from their channel subscribers. But for movies? They need professional critic reviews to find if the movie really great or not as art.
And sales? Money? Everyone makes a movie because they need money. Everyone works for money. I need money, you need money. It's all common. They will do everything to sale their movie. And of course, audiences are their money. Do you watch SyFy? They will make any kind of worst CGI monsters/creatures on the movie for money. But, is that how we see a movie?
Let's see: Michael Bay with the whole Transformers movies. Do you think his latest movies were good? Awesome graphics but lack of plots.
Marvel movies. Do you think all of them were good because they're on blockbuster? No. It's because we watch them all as Marvel comic fans or the actor/actress fans.
Peter Jackson, Alfred Hitchcock, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Sophia Coppola, Woody Allen, Hayao Miyazaki, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Gibson, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Roman Polanski, Robert Zemeckis, Clint Eastwood, Ang Lee, and Christopher Nolan? They are true artists. They are the inventors, heroes for cinematography history. They even spend their own money to give us the real art of movie. They deserve award. (I forgot to put Steven Spielberg! #sorry)
To be a critic, you need review more than 50 movies with the whole detail issues on each movie. That's the professional critic review. Well, it's called "The Next Level". But maybe your level is People Choice's Award. So, sales and awards, they seem friendly than against each other on that annual event.