Hollywood is one capriciously fascinating town. Sometimes one would take it for a giant movie production set, all with a complex plot and crazy cast. It could be a great movie on its own, or it could be a poorly scripted soap, but the hot trends in Hollywood seem to have an effect on everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you are part of the crew, cast or an ardent moviegoer waiting for the next release from your favorite stars.
As much as Hollywood gives us all sorts of stories, many of them based on fiction, it appears the private lives of the actors are in themselves saucy scripts of reality.
Hollywood can be a refuge for drug addicts. Now this is a bad trend. There are as many social misfits in Hollywood as there are in our neighborhoods. You have cheaters, wife-battering lowlifes, maniacs, and all sorts of characters.
Whether these trends are positive or negative to society is another question. The fact remains that many of these goings-on of the sleazy town have a bearing on the ordinary people who don’t even know where the town is.
The best trend that comes out of Hollywood, and consistently for that, is the hunger for creativity. Every day there are hundreds of people who want to be like that director, or like that producer or actor. Novices come up from nowhere to pen a high-grossing script that takes Hollywood and the rest of the movie world by storm.
Reading a movie review will tell you how many people follow what is coming out of Hollywood.
Another hot trend in Hollywood is the sudden interest in re-incarnating old television series into the full-length movie episodes. This has seen the re-invention of classic television series from the 70’s and 80’s turned into box office wonders.
However, it is not always a success story for such ventures. Hollywood can sometimes kill great stories, and characters, to, that were told differently a few decades ago as much as it can improve on them.
Already, this trend has culminated into what is somewhat a “reversal” of this kind of approach to creativity: Hollywood now is ardent about creating television series based on very good box office releases from the past.
Visit a movie review website and you will find a couple of latest releases that have been produced and presented in this fashion.
Another hot trend that somewhat has taken Hollywood by storm is the hunger for sequels. Almost every blockbuster is now churning out a sequel, some good, and some bad. Some sequels can actually “kill” off great character for lack of poignant stories. Many sequels that have come out of Hollywood are nothing but superfluous exhibitions of a director’s want to sh ow off their knack for action, leaving out the main ingredient of a story that will sell to the audience.
As they say, trends come and go. It is yet to be seen what Hollywood will offer next in its next installment of trends.
Source by Veena V Viswambharan