Movies 100 years from now?!

With the amount of remakes today, I wonder where movies will be in 100 years..in terms of plot, how will they keep things fresh? Won't basically every thinkable plot device been used and explored many times over? Will they all be virtual reality sims?

Everyone will probably have to watch the same required movie when told.

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Movies suck now and will probably be worse in the future. Old school great movies like Cool Hand Luke are timeless.

Cultural memories are short and getting even shorter, thanks to media saturation. It won't matter if movies 100 years from now rehash old plots and concepts - the audience will have forgotten or never seen the previous iterations.

Think about it. Do you watch movies from the 1930s or 1940s? That was less than a century ago, a ton of movies were made. A new movie could exactly copy a movie from that era and you would never know or care.

 

 

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TequilaYuen -

Cultural memories are short and getting even shorter, thanks to media saturation. It won't matter if movies 100 years from now rehash old plots and concepts - the audience will have forgotten or never seen the previous iterations.Think about it. Do you watch movies from the 1930s or 1940s? That was less than a century ago, a ton of movies were made. A new movie could exactly copy a movie from that era and you would never know or care.

 

 

 

the number of films made today is vastly greater than 100 years ago.  this is just the US (the leader in films made per year) since 1980.

^ That only proves my point further. With so many movies being made, you think anyone is going notice if they copy and retread stuff 100 years from now? 

Did you know The Thing is a remake?

Did you know Reservoir Dogs is a remake?

Did you know The Departed is a remake?

They've rebooted Spider-Man three times in the past 17 years. The most recent one still grossed a billion dollars in box offices.

It doesn't matter if something has been done before.

Most movies follow the 3 acts formula.  Maybe in the future they'll figure out a way to have 6 acts?

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I think I remember learning that there are only 7 plots that tell all stories. Obviously tons of variation within which is where the storyteller can tell a great story. 

There are a lot of great TV shows out now. The talent moved from movies to TV a long time ago

It's all going to be VR. 

The distinction between movies and games will probably fade.

You always need a fresh commentary on the times you live in. 

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I don't think the robots will watch movies

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It's all going to be VR. 

The distinction between movies and games will probably fade.

You always need a fresh commentary on the times you live in. 


100%. What we know about movies now will be done.

So.... you're worried that within 100 years we will run out of stories to tell because everyone will know them already?

Did this happen with books? 

Every story kind of boils down to there was a person, alien, animal, whatever that did stuff. 

It isn't about the story being told, it is about how the story is told. Sometimes people can retell the same story better, sometimes not, but if you never heard the story before and have no point of reference, it all just comes down to telling good stories.

Then you must add in cultural relevance and retelling those stories so that they are relatable with the current audience. Add in technological advancements that make telling fantastical stories easier and things change a bit, but it's still about telling a good story in the best way to an audience, whether they heard it before or not.

I imagine in 100 years, all "movies" will be in some form of vitual reality simulator and that will totally change the experience. I was playing with my kids PS4 VR and he was watching some paranormal investigation of an old hospital. The show looked dumb until I put on the headset and could look around and explore it for myself... it was pretty cool. That is just one small example of a story that I had no interest in suddenly becoming better with a technology change. Imagine what the future holds...

 

Only read OP at first... the VR angle was already mentioned, late to the party. 

The top grossing film 100 years from now will be called "Owe! My Balls!" and it will be nothing but 90 minutes if guys getting hit in the crotch.

It will be considered a seminal work of feminist literature.

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