Also worthy of note among Film’s problems: the mass migration of serious adult drama to Television.
The movie industry is facing a crisis: Seduced by mobile phones and video games, younger audiences are drifting away. This year, domestic box office, at $7.5 billion, is down more than 5 percent. But there is a possible future in which the industry rebounds.
Picture it: Ten years from now, some members of the family might watch Star Wars: Episode XII at a giant widescreen theater that makes current Imax houses look puny. With the latest interactive technology, their own faces could be projected into the crowd scenes, making them, literally, part of the action. Tomorrow’s “movies” could boast images so real, they’re more like “the feelies” Aldous Huxley imagined in Brave New World.