Why don’t they make movies like they used to?

I’m as big of a fan of a good movie as the next guy, but noticed that the classic physical copy is going out of style.

Why is that, I asked myself, but then gave up on it and watched a movie ironically.

But I revisited the question and found some interesting stuff.

Here’s why they don’t make movies like they used to anymore.

Why don’t they make movies like they used to?

The death of the dvd as I like to call it was the reason for why most movies are made totally different than how they used to. From the Great Recession, to on demand, as well as digital copies, it changed the game. Even the introduction of streaming services made the physics version of movies obsolete. Some might say it’s even intruding on the territory of the traditional movie theatre.

The death of the DVD

The DVD was first invented and released in Japan under the industry leaders at the time, Sony, Toshiba, Philips and Panasonic.

The Great Recession

If you were aware of what was going on at the time of the recession during the mid 2000s, you may have noticed dvd sales drop.

That’s because it did.

On demand and digital copies

With the decrease of sales for DVDs, it also led to an increase of viewership with a new concept at the time, on demand.

Streaming services

There’s a couple of arguments that could be made as to why streaming services are considered better than dvds.

For starters is the fact that it’s cheaper to have a streaming service than owning dvds.

Also, the streaming quality is typically better than what you would get from a standard dvd.

All in all I do think streaming services are cheaper, but I also think real fans of the art buy the physical copy to support.

Movie question FAQs

Why are movies still shot on film?

Movies are still shot on film because of 4 easy to remember reasons:

  • Simplicity
  • Efficiency
  • Nostalgia
  • A specific look

The grainy look of the older films makes certain movies have a pop to them that separates itself from others.

I’m personally a fan of most movies that were shot on film, but there are digital movies that are just as good.

Why is acting so different in old movies?

The main reason why the acting is so much more different than what it used to be was because styles change.

But why would it change, you might ask, and that’s because improvements in technology happen.

As we get introductions to things such as green screen, better cameras, and even younger actors that dictate the standard.

It’s an ongoing and changing game.

There’s changes in language and slang that dictate the way scripts are made, and even the authenticity of the art of acting.

Why are movies longer than they used to be?

It’s been a hypothesis that’s been going around, saying that movie studios were getting pressure to make a decent movie.

A movie that would get audiences to come to the theatre, thanks to competition from rivaling television companies.

We’ve seen this extension of making longer movies thanks to the likes of blockbuster super hero movies, Marvel comes to mind.

There’s also been data that supports the theory, thanks to a study conducted by What To Watch.

Are movie theaters losing popularity?

It’s a known fact that movie attendances at the theater have been going down lately.

One theater franchise that seemed to take a noticeable hit was AMC, but it could be a usual slump as improvements get made.

Even the New York Times made a prediction in guessing that the movie theaters lost roughly 8% of their viewers for good.

I still occasionally go and noticed a lack of attendance since the early 2000s, but that’s just me as a fanatic.

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