Yet even still more Hollywoodization

It's starting in China

Say bye bye to the movies of Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Tian Zhuangzhuang among others.  If they do go on working, I'll bet they'll be working in that totally flavorless Hollywood mode.  

It's the blockbuster mentality.  Small film, modest return, more adventurous.  Big film, big budget, of course you want to make sure you get your money back, so take out all the intelligence, take out all the eccentricity and flavor.  What's left is like--how did one guy in the article put it?--like fast food "no nutritional value at all."

Remember, popcorn tastes good but is mostly air.

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