Monday, May 13, 2019 - 9:10 AM CDT
Mustafa: I don't see what Lucas and Spielberg have to do with anything. They each made a huge hit when the whole industry was dying and the system ajusted the ways they were producing movies. De Palma went on to making some of his best and most successful movies based on that change. Bear in mind that Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg, Cimino, Lynch and plenty others had a huge box office disaster in the late 70s and early 80s that threatened the whole industry, sank United Artists and killed many careers. If anything, Spielberg and Lucas tried to save the dying theatre and disappearing artists in more ways than one: I'm not talking about the whole Netflix debacle but rather how Lucas and Coppola financed and distributed Kurosawa's last films, or how Spielberg forced Netflix to show Roma in theaters for a longer period so that it became more accessible to everyone, etc. Not to mention the fact that they are/were all great friends who helped each other until the mid-90s.
Now Disney... Yeah, that's a huge problem.