"[T]he degree to which children’s genres have colonized the entire movie industry goes beyond overkill. More often than not, these collectively infantilizing movies are breeding an audience—not to mention a generation of future filmmakers and studio executives—who will grow up believing that movies aimed at adults should be considered a peculiar and antique art. Like books. Or plays."
] Mark Harris, “The Day The Movies Died”
Peter Weir was saying exactly this when I saw him interviewed last week. At least there is a growing awareness of the problem. His advice was for those wanting to make adult movies was to move into television.
Read the whole article. Its an excellent piece of writing, even though what it is describing is awful.