Gone With The Wind, The Godfather and The Wizard of Oz, among others, are canonized as some of the finest storytelling Hollywood ever created, and rightfully so. Today though, it seems as if the industry has turned its back on the rich tradition of great, original storytelling that is the crown jewel of classic Hollywood.
Cinema has always been a medium that has astounded and amazed people of all generations and backgrounds. The expression “the magic of cinema” is not too far off from the truth. Sadly, it will take more than applause and pixie dust to keep it going. In a world in which a film like Twilight can break box office records, there is little hope that the “magic” will last much longer.