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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis D View Post
    And I'm glad someone mentioned movies / films, too. I know that'd be an entirely different thread, but we'd already have a good start.

    And while it may not exactly have all the same particulars, there are many similarities.

    And films don't have a groove anymore either, but man we have shift-changing superheroes, and graphics up the ***.

    Yup, we got graphics alright !

    Oh well........MHO
    Yep, look to target audiences. Who goes to the movies? (kids to young adults). So who will they make movies for?

    The thing is, even when I was a teenager movies had more substance. (Or maybe it just seemed that way.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C View Post

    You're correct of course. Society, morality and religious life, economics, security at the global, national and personal level, and last but not least - the arts and entertainment - are all fine. Better than ever!

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    I understand that perspective as well. But I'm talking about going backwards musically. Entertainment is fine and well and more visual than audio driven.
    But because the public is unaware or uneducated musically
    Amateurs take advantage of this and produce inferior product.But because there are no filters like prohibitive recording costs and or say stronger music unions they are free to do so.

    I say compare this to any other field of endeavour Sports,Law,Medicine,Plumbing?

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    From my perspective, there's been a complete dumming down of society musically, and in films. I can't believe what passes for movie content these days. What are we on Marvel movie 25?

    It doesn't just seem like there was greater content in films of yesteryear, there was. But then again, I'm one who as a kid sowed his oats at theater's on films as diverse as 'A Man For All Season's' and 'Badass Sweetback'. And it didn't cost you $40 to take a date to a movie! Give 'em less quality at a higher cost. That's so uniquely American!
    "You've got to be in the sun to feel the sun. It's that way with music too." - Sidney Bechet

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    ^aye, movies in theatres these days are awful. I've been ill recently and have desperately needed entertainment, but I always end up either having to look at old films or if recent, auteur films. Lots of great TV shows available, though. I watched Lawrence of Arabia last night, a wonderful antithesis to contemporary movies; slow and deliberate.

    It's no wonder that films and music, and what type of content is prioritized by the companies which define the popular culture has had a similar development, when they can get such massive cash returns from pumping out the same regurgitated garbage over and over again.

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    Last edited by Peter C; 08-07-2019 at 07:50 PM.

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    Give the people what they have been conditioned to aspire to, like Cypher in the above movie ("I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious").

    The popularity of prog/art rock in the UK in the early 70s must have been a glitch in the system; the error was soon "put right" with disco. Back to business as usual.

    JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jads57 View Post
    I understand that perspective as well. But I'm talking about going backwards musically. Entertainment is fine and well and more visual than audio driven.
    But because the public is unaware or uneducated musically
    Amateurs take advantage of this and produce inferior product.But because there are no filters like prohibitive recording costs and or say stronger music unions they are free to do so.

    I say compare this to any other field of endeavour Sports,Law,Medicine,Plumbing?

    Regarding current realities - I was being facetious.