James Gray Says Hollywood is Destroying the Cultural Impact of Movies—But He Has a Fix

James Gray Says Hollywood is Destroying the Cultural Impact of Movies—But He Has a Fix
A new film from James Gray also means new interviews with one of filmmaking’s most brilliant minds. Following the premiere of his autobiographical drama Armageddon Time, one of the highlights of this year’s Cannes, the New York filmmaker has thoughts on the current state of the movie industry. And he’s not mincing words.

“I think the movie business made a critical mistake, and really it wasn’t a recent mistake, but a big mistake to think of it as ‘This film did not make a ton of money, thus we don’t make that film. This film will make a ton of money, thus we make that one.’ A very strict balance sheet equation,” Gray tells Deadline. “Why is that mistake? That’s a no brainer. Any first level Mba guy or woman should know that. Here’s what happened: When you make movies that only make
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