|01-20-2013, 10:09 AM||#16|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Star Wars is unparalleled for the amount of money it made - so quickly - based on one crazy guy's idea, a collection of ragtag techno geeks, and a 10 million dollar budget given very begrudgingly...
Of Course the Tolkien stories have been around alot longer and you can certainly are better developed stories...
But that's not what we're looking at.
In cash and effect on pop culture - nothing even comes close to Star Wars.
The lord of the rings movies don't exist without special effects - the special effects don't exist without ILM - ILM created by star wars...
There's too strong of a case to be made that star wars is a root cause of all the cool things we see now on tv and the screen.
and for the record:
Disney "going downhill and fast" can't be farther from the truth. Their attendance and revenues continue to climb - no matter what universal, sea world, or the the army corp of engineers builds in town...they are the dominate. The coke to the pepsi, the UPS to the fedex, the walmart to the target (all of those comparisons are about an 80/20 market split - though nobody tends to look at them as such)
That is the facts of the case...we debate them all the time on this board - but in the end they still are the facts.
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"May the Space Being bless the Free Market"
Last edited by lockedoutlogic; 01-20-2013 at 10:19 AM.
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