Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!
What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:
“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!
Last week’s poll, “Directing Questions to the Director“ has now closed with 66 votes. The results are in and the top 3 questions for 3 particular Hollywood directors has been chosen. Questions directed towards M. Night Shyamalan, George Lucas, and Peter Jackson seemed to be the most popular. There were a couple of ties, the poll was a lot of fun. Be sure to check out the results from last week’s poll’s HERE.
I wish to thank everyone that voted in last week’s polls, shared it with others, and made it fun with your comments!
In this edition of ‘TVT’ this week’s poll, entitled “Money-Making Movies”, focuses on another aspect of the movie-making process…Investing!
The movie business can be a risky one. (Just ask people like Nicolas Cage, M. Night Shyamalan, Freddie Prinze, Jr., etc) And, consequently, investing in one to be made can also be a high risk (Look at the aftermath of John Carter…a film I happened to very much enjoy, but didn’t meet up to it’s financial expectations).
For every couple of movies that make it big, there seem to be hundreds others that do not. They either never receive enough promotion to begin with (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm) or have box office competition (Blade Runner vs. E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial), bomb at the box office and gain popularity in the rental venue (Shawshank Redemption, John Carter), or just flat out BOMB (Red Planet).
Well, let’s say that you had the power to change that! Congratulations. You are an up and coming movie company tycoon and you’ve just acquired the world’s first operating Time Machine! BUT, it only works if you go on a mission in time to invest in movies. A choice lies before you:
Do you go back and invest in movies that you KNOW did great (will do great) in the box office and earn more $$$$ for your future self (Jurassic Park, Titanic)? Or, do you go back and invest in promoting movies that are popular now, but weren’t in the box office (It’s A Wonderful Life, Shawshank Redemption)? Or do you even care about that and just go after the ones that got all the awards (Ben Hur, Lord of the Rings)?
Some tough choices here today! I am curious what you will pick. Investing: Great risk…but can give great reward!
Tell me which movie(s) you picked and why in the comment section! Thanks for voting!
The poll closes on 7-24-12 and the results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer