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dlr5288
dlr5288
3/31/2017 1:12:29 PM
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Re: As Well they Should be......
I agree! I think some of their shows and their vision will work with their audiences. However, not every new show is going to be a "home run" as you stated.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/20/2017 7:44:03 PM
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Re: As Well they Should be......
I doubt any media producer is going to hit a homerun with every at bat. I would even wager Fuller House isn't quite as popular as Netflix hoped it would be, but given the built in audience they'll likely keep going with it as long as it makes sense to. I kind of think the world is a little burnt out on super heroes (at least to some extent) - that extent being just because it's Marvel doesn't mean it's going to be gold. Netflix and Amazon will continue to make original series, and some will wane, but I feel fairly confident they'll keep up with the good stuff for awhile too. Their time hasn't come yet.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 4:02:46 PM
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Re: Amazon And Netflix Original Content
Well it seems that nearly all content these days must be classified as "commercial" or "non-commercial" for the purposes of licensing and distribution. Perhaps someday there will be an upswing in the amount of non-commercial content, but it certainly looks like commercial for-profit content is the only content that gets any attention now. (Well, discounting social media that is being wedged into the commercial space with ads and algorithms converting otherwise non-commercial content into content that people can profit from.)

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Ariella
Ariella
3/9/2017 2:12:49 PM
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Re: Amazon And Netflix Original Content
@mhhf1ve don't worry about it. That approach was already falling out of vogue when I was in grad school and New Historicism was becoming popular. It's just a matter of knowing that the literary (or film and television programming) of the past will inevitably have some influence over the direction of new content. The question is whether to just follow established pattern or try to break out of it. Today the answer appears to be "play it safe, make what sells according to established patterns."

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 1:44:45 PM
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Re: Amazon And Netflix Original Content
I'll have to check out that literary theory. I guess I haven't followed poets and poetry enough.

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Ariella
Ariella
3/9/2017 12:11:20 PM
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Re: Amazon And Netflix Original Content
@mhhf1ve No, I haven't. The way your describe it reminds me a bit of literary theory a la Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence. However, the poets, at least, strived to be original even as they took into account the influence of their predecessors.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 12:04:19 PM
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Re: Amazon And Netflix Original Content
Have you seen the 'Everything is a Remix' project? It's actually a really interesting documentary on how media builds off of existing media to create culture.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 12:01:57 PM
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Re: As Well they Should be......
Netflix has at least one series that hasn't met with critical acclaim-- I've seen some bad reviews of Marvel's Iron Fist. So not everything Netflix produces is magically good. HBO has had a few misses, but it's all part of the media game. You win some; you lose some.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/9/2017 8:24:01 AM
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As Well they Should be......
Orignial content is going really well for both Amazon and Netflix. Between Making a Murder, The Man in High Castle, House of Cards and Catastrophe, Fuller House, even just those four shows have seen success on Amazon and Netflix, respectively. Honestly, I could almost see things being worse for them if they didn't continue on with original content. There's only so much of the older shows and movies that people are going to want to continue watching. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/9/2017 12:38:20 AM
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Re: Amazon And Netflix Original Content
Kurt Vonnegut had a great lecture on how to write a story... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ

:)

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