Hollywood will get into the same bad swamp that Big Music is in very quickly if they are not
careful. The symptoms are the same -- decline of primary product, new product is often lifeless
schlock, production budgets are high, main consumer delivery medium is physical (requiring plants
and distribution) and user-hostile. DVD's could find themselves with CD's in the junkbin of history
very soon. Probably the only thing holding off the wolves right now is Hollywood makes visual
entertainment, which is more popular than aural entertainment, and they are still capable of
blockbuster hits which pay the bills for another year.
-- Tom Fine