when guns rule, who needs dialog...

Tom Sweetnam (savamutt@razorlogic.com)
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:13:14 -0700

Littleton & our culture of violence...

Do you know who some of the highest paid consultants are in Hollywood
these days? Fight coreographers! That's right. Guys who coreograph
scenes in which people are beating the shit out of each other. A good
fight coreographer can make $1 million per movie. That's about 8 times
more than the average screen writer gets for a script, and at least as
much as the director himself is paid. Fighting is far more important
than plot or dialog in Hollywood these days -it's the hottest venue
around right now. Who needs words in a movie? Just kick somebody in the
balls and then blow his brains out. That'll sell tickets at the box
office. The real problem is that most moviegoers in the latter part of
the 20th century are male, and most of them are stupid, and most of them
are 14-19 years of age. That's who keeps Hollywood in business these