> But here's what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood: No matter how much it bothers you, people do like to entertain themselves with a "lean back" experience. As humans we like story telling. And we like to be entertained.
Spot on. I'll bookmark this and link to it every time I hear somebody claim that books and movies are dead because gaming (or whatever interactive technology they're currently into) is so much better.
Yes, I am fully aware that if you play a game, you can actually be the hero instead of simply following the hero, and you can actually write a story instead of simply consuming somebody else's. But does this mean that the future of entertainment is going to be all interactive? No, I don't feel like blowing shit up myself tonight, I want to sit back and watch Bruce Willis blow shit up.