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American Movie vs Tech Industry

American Movie Tech Industry Vs or, Love Bytes Hollywood and Silicon Valley (spiritual home of the US film and tech industries, respectively) have long been an influence on one another. Sci fi films like Star Wars and Back to the Future have provided the inspiration for scientists who are now developing warp drives and self-tying shoelaces. And the tech industry has made many 'unfilmable' concepts – like Avatar, which James Cameron first dreamed up in 1994 – not only possible, but hugely popular. These two industries clearly make good bedfellows, but are they truly equals? Well, let's start by looking at some numbers.. Show me the money In 2009, the American movie industry made $10,130,000,000 Tech Industry, $227,969,000,000 was the revenue of the 4 Fortune 500 companies [Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and Intel] 53 bi Bill Gates' home Tis valued at $147.5 million, more than Brian Grazer and Ron Howard put together. 27 bi Imagine Entertainment founders 15,3bi 15,3bi 13,3bi 14,5bi ЗЫ 3bi 2bi 70mi 2 70mi 74mi 292mi 3 Michael Dell, the 5th richest guy in Silicon Valley, is worth more than all the richest people in Hollywood put together ($14.5 billion and around $13.4 billion, respectively) The Tech Industry even helps push filmmaking forward by developing the coolest movie technology: The first film to use CGI was Westworld (1973), and the first film to use 3D Wireframe imagery was its sequel, Futureworld, released in 1976. James Cameron first used computer graphics in The Abyss, released in 1989. One of the first MiniDV cameras used on a feature film was the Sony VX-1000, on Spike Lee's Bamboozled. Robert Rodriguez is famous for his use of digital cameras rather than traditional film cameras. The digital foot- age is cheaper to use, develop and distribute, leaving him able to shoot films like Spy Kids - which cost $50 million to make, and earned $312,692,062 at the box office. James Cameron and Vince Pace developed the Fusion Camera System, which relies on stereoscopic 3-D. The geek in Hollywood Initially, geeks were sex or love-obsessed losers like Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Duckie in Pretty in Pink, or the cast of Weird Science. They may eventually win their loves, but only after one-upping their oppressors. In the mid-1990s, with the rise of the internet comes a more flattering portrayal of nerds, as we all start becoming more computer savvy. Independence Day (1996) relies on hacking to save the day, and You've Got Mail (1998) shows a high-powered entreprenuer using email to find love. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, geeks start to become super heroes. The Matrix (1999), Spider-Man (2002) and Harry Potter (2001) see socially awkward people become super heroes (or wizards) once they harness the special powers that caused their geekiness. The mid-2000s is when the action hero becomes a hyper-knowledgable geek, like in top Bourne film, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Da Vinci Code (2006). But the geek superhero still has a strong hold Fantastic Four (2005), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Superman Returns (2006) are all hit films. The late 2000s hold on to trends from the mid 2000s, but the films start to examine the darker side of our new breed of heroes: Iron Man (2008) is arrogant and often reckless, and Inception (2010) looks at how to exploit people's unconscious emotions through technology. The Social Network (out Oct 2010) looks at the flaws of our nerd gods by showing Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as both a genius and a traitor. So where will the relationship go from here? Has Hollywood fallen out of love with Silicon Valley? Will the two break up? No, obviously not. The film industry needs more and more tech solutions to the problems thrown up by screenwriters' increasingly vivid imaginations, and geeks will always be inspired to bring their favourite characters' tech to life. This is one relationship that's built to last with the perfect Hollywood ending. LocateTV Made by Geeks who love TV Smoking hot Seriously uncool

American Movie vs Tech Industry

shared by kcatoto on Mar 23
While this seems to begin as a rivalry, it really ends up as an analysis of two independent industries who have begun to grow together. Sure, the tech industry makes nearly 23 times more than the movi...


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