Academy Award winner Denzel Washington isn’t too pleased with the way the movie industry is currently handling their productions.
The actor spoke to Entertainment Wise, challenging major movie groups who he says only seem to look at franchise films like “Twilight.” Washington believes the real art is in smaller productions – not the major film production:
“Studios are now owned by big corporations, so all the decisions are made in a completely different way. The big studios are more interested in their big tent pole movies and farm out the rest of it and take distribution deals.”
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Washington claims that true movie watchers can’t depend on major studios to produce good work. And although he’s profited much from the major movie budgets, Denzel remains loyal to small budgeted films like his next production, “Flight” (due out later this year) — which only paid him a small fraction of his usual salary.
According to Denzel, studios aren’t interested in quality anymore and would rather capitalize on the quantity of sequels that are more in tune with the pop culture.
“Now they’re looking for ‘Mission Impossible 6′ or ‘Twilight 4.’ Studios will take the credit for smaller movies if they get Oscars but I get it, we’re in tough economic times. If I loan someone $50million, I want my money back, I don’t want to hear ‘We blew it but had a nice time making the movie.’”
Another quality over quantity debate? Does Denzel have a point? You be the judge and let us know.
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