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Jessica Lange Slams The Film Industry And Asks For A Law Against Hollywood

Lange has strong concerns about Hollywood focusing more on making money than on the art of filmmaking.

Jessica Lange thinks Hollywood is way too much focused on making money rather than creating good movies.

In a recent chat with Vulture, Lange talked about Hollywood’s current state and Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to cancel ‘Batgirl’ and ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ just to save money on taxes. She says this shows a big problem in the movie business:

“We’re living in a corporate world and it certainly has rolled over into the film industry. So much of the industry now is not about the creative process. Obviously, this is not across the board, but there are many instances where I feel like the artistic impulse is overwhelmed by the corporate profit motive. You look at some of the best films of the past year — what do they have in common? They’re not from America. My favorite was ‘Anatomy of a Fall.’ How often do we get to see a film like that, where the ambiguity of things is never sewn up?”

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ stands out for her because it leaves some questions unanswered. Lange finds it refreshing unlike American films that tie up every loose end.

Lange Sees Problems In How Movies Are Made

Lange remembered the days when filmmakers took their time to get everything just right. She now thinks things are different with digital cameras and directors watching from a distance instead of being close to the action:

“Before the video village, where the director is sitting in a little separate room looking at monitors, there was a kind of synergy between the actors and the filmmakers. The director would stand next to the camera, and there was almost an alchemy, this transformation of energy between the director and you in front of the camera while you were playing the scene. … You got this sense that the director was there with you in every moment — almost as if he were willing your performance. It was a beautiful way to work.”

Jessica Lange can be seen in ‘Mother Play’ on Broadway. She plays a mother trying to keep her family together in this play.

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