When it comes to movies, George Lucas knows a thing or two. He’s had a long career, and has made many a famous (and infamous) movie. So some many find it curious what he had to say about how studios lacked talent and imagination.
“…the problem has always been the studios,” Lucas told Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning.” “Although the beginning of the studios, the entrepreneurs who ran the studios were sort of creative guys. They would just take books and turn them into movies and do things like that. Suddenly all these corporations were coming in. They didn’t know anything about the movie business.”
He went on.
“The studios went back to saying, ‘Well we don’t trust you people and we think we know how to make movies,’” Lucas continued. “The studios change everything all the time. And, unfortunately, they don’t have any imagination and they don’t have any talent.”
Clearly this opinion is based on experiences he has had, and in some ways it’s true, as more and more movies appear to be based off of books and novels, but it’s also true that not all of this is true. Lucas even noted that there were filmmakers out there trying to make a difference in the industry.
So what are your thoughts on this? Do studios lack creativity? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comments below.