Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Man Who Can Save Hollywood

Most movie goers have never heard of Nicolas Wending Refn even those who went to go see the criminally underrated Drive. Drive being his first film to get him any sort of recognition outside of the independent film scene finally got hollywood to look at him. He is currently in the process of directing two films his first a film written and directed by himself, Only God Forgives, the other a remake of the science fiction classic Logans Run. Now for those of you who know nothing about Refn he is notorious for his dark gritty stories punctuated by horrendous acts of violence that would make horror film aficionados cringe. Now as to why I believe he can save hollywood, and yes weather you believe it or not hollywood is in trouble. It seems that anyone who is original and is pegged by hollywood quickly looses vast amounts of there creativity. Case and point Christopher Nolan, nothing against the Batman movies they are brilliant crime dramas, and nothing against Inception its one of the most brilliant films to come out of hollywood in a while. But in comparison to his earlier work its surprisingly weak, Following and Memento are both head and shoulders above Inception and the Batman movies. So here's why I believe Refn can save hollywood...because Refn hates the hollywood way of doing things, yet hollywood is so desperate to get a hold of him. Due to his nonconformist nature and a desire to make the films he wants he will always maintain his creativity. If he can do that while weeding his way into hollywood he could potentially change the landscape of hollywood.

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