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accepted Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
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comment Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
I think this makes sense. There were several threads of cynicism running through various aspects of popular culture, but there were still several big ticket items, mainstream films, stars, TV shows etc that carried over the optimism and general feel-goodiness of the 80's, like the examples I named. Being an outsider I guess I experienced only the feel-goody stuff, and thank god for that! 90's nostalgia for me is generally untarnished and full of sunshine. :) I guess I'll wait for a couple more days to see if there any more answers and I'll accept this. Thanks.
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comment Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
@System Down, exactly. That was my confusion too. Perhaps I'm getting my undies in a bunch for nothing. Just a wording issue with some people going too far in their negative perception of the time I guess.
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comment Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
Again, it's not MY assertion. It is the shocking (to me) realization that people have this perception in the US.
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comment Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
As I've updated in my question, a whole host of Google results that point to posts on several blogs and sites asking the same question. For ease, here: google.co.in/…
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comment Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
AndrewMartin yeah same here on the cheeriness. Geez I hope this question won't be a downer for everyone :) I posted this question because I wanted to "correct" this aberration. Anyway @NapoleonWilson, I've added some more context to the question for clarity.
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revised Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?
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Jun
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comment Why is international distribution so tangled even for recent movies released first online?
Like the OP I was curious, and I'm just commenting in the hope someone will throw some further light on the actual rights complications.
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comment Why is international distribution so tangled even for recent movies released first online?
The same applies for music, where the music distribution (even if online) is often handled by different companies in different countries, until the markets get big enough for the big records to setup their OWN subsidiaries there (in which case things get nicely cleaned up). I sincerely feel this is a rights issue (and negotiation logistics issue) that is being unnecessarily confused with distribution/marketing logistics issues (which can be easily handled by an online-only effort, considering the context of the question).
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comment Why is international distribution so tangled even for recent movies released first online?
If your answer identified actual rights issues, instead of citing technology or people concerns (which are not relevant in this day and age), it might be better appreciated. Copyright is different in each country, so I suspect - though I could be wrong - that conforming to these laws is the real reason big studios find simultaneous release difficult (except for the biggest movies). RIGHTS are the reason - again, I presume - negotiations are required in every country, not technology or distribution concerns.
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comment Why is international distribution so tangled even for recent movies released first online?
Since SE is supposed to be a permanent "archive" of questions, reviving this one. Promotion these days is mostly online. YouTube and movie sites. Most of the world gets to know about movies and release dates through these channels WAY before local promos kick in. There is no such thing anymore as a "UK fan" and a "US fan". They're just fans and everybody expects to be treated the same. I have to agree with @matt_black. Your arguments really do not apply for ONLINE DISTRIBUTION (which is what the question is really about) which requires NO MIDDLEMEN and NO NEGOTIATIONS (or very little).
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asked Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?