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2010-07-20 11:22 (UTC)
The point is, they're both THEORIES. Yours may be better-researched than mine, but they're still both purely theoretical - and greed, I may point out, is something ALSO widely practiced by society at large and studio executives. Both forces likely have a hand in this, we just have different interpretations of their role in the situation, which don't, I might add, necessarily have to clash with one another - as you yourself have pointed out, greed and sexism frequently coexist in a situation.
Of COURSE I'm not saying 'hatred of James Cameron is a more powerful force than sexism' - now you're just being ridiculous. You used 'Titanic', a James Cameron film, as an example, and I was just theorizing that ill feelings for Cameron in the movie industry MAY have been a contributing factor in Titanic not producing many imitators. (For that matter, 'Avatar' was a gigantic hit, but so far, I haven't seen any imitations of it - we're not getting a rash of 'sympathetic aliens' movies, or anything.)
I'm NOT saying people don't want two movies marketed to women out at the same time, I'm using 'Twilight' as a specific example. 'Twilight' is a big deal at the moment, and it's still in theaters, and is likely to remain so for a while - I'm no expert on the series, but I think there's at least one more book left, the movie version of which will probably be out next summer. Now, A: because 'Twilight' IS such a big deal, it doesn't strike me as very politic to put out an imitation of it while the series is still in theaters - while it's still getting that degree of exposure, people would be far more likely to watch the imitator and go 'hey - this is ripping off Twilight!' B: If an imitator is supposed to appeal to the same crowd as Twilight fans, it would strike me as only good sense to wait until the Twilight films have left theaters - if your movie's just like Twilight, why would anyone see it when Twilight itself is still playing? Once it's LEFT, however, then all the Twilight fans will be looking for more stuff in the same vein, which makes them the perfect audience for your imitation.
I'm not complaining about the fact that I'm IN a discussion about sexism - I'm just a tad bitter about the fact that you keep yelling at me when I was just looking for a friendly conversation. I understand you hold strong views on this, but I don't, and I resent being lambasted for it. If this were an actual social situation instead of just a message board, we both would have long since been kicked out of the room for being too loud.
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