Steven Spielberg and George Lucas made headlines this week with their comments about the film industry at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
- An implosion in the film industry is inevitable, whereby a half dozen or so $250 million movies flop at the box office and alter the industry forever.
- Price variances at movie theaters, where “you’re gonna have to pay $25 for the next Iron Man, you’re probably only going to have to pay $7 to see Lincoln.”
- Fewer theaters, bigger theaters with a lot of nice things. Going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks, like what Broadway costs today, or a football game.
- Brain implants used for entertainment. “The next step is to be able to control your dreams.”