The (Movie) Stars Descend From The Heavens…

… and onto our TV screens. Dateline Hollywood (h/t Breitbart):

Sony Pictures TV is bringing together one of the biggest movie stars, Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Lucy, Her), and the work of one of the most celebrated American novelists, the Pulitzer Prize winner Edith Wharton (The Age Of Innocence)

I’ll be perfectly frank: 8 hours of Edith Wharton is far into “my eyes glaze over” territory. On the other hand, Scarlett Johansson:


So, I’m torn. (BTW, she was delightful in Lost in Translation. Thanks to winstoninabox for pushing me to see the movie. Club scene is the best.) But what’s most important…


But what’s second most important is the sight of so many movie stars jumping back to TV. It used to be the movie career death ghetto, but now it’s the hot spot for challenging and complex material. (I mean real challenges, not SJW preaching trying to pass for “challenging”.)

True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woodie Harrelson, for example. Brilliant, complex, layered, and very captivating.

With smaller budgets and smaller audiences, and hence smaller stakes, TV is the place real writers and real dramas can thrive. And it’s a beautiful thing.


If not quite as beautiful as Ms. Johansson.

One thought on “The (Movie) Stars Descend From The Heavens…”

  1. This is kind of funny. I remember my Dad mentioning that when Clint Eastwood first started making movies after initially being on TV, there were critics who asked “Why go to the theatre to see him when you can see him on the TV?”

    Actors and Actresses are very important, but what is most important is story. Make a good story with good performances and people will watch it either on TV or at the movies.

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