A pained observation: The only intriguing stories on Hollywood this week consisted of obits – all kinds of obits. There were obits reminding us of the remarkable lives of Sidney Poitier, Peter Bogdanovich and Betty White.
Also speculative obits about the Golden Globes, sentimental obits about the extinct 20th Century Fox and even speculative obits about MGM and ICM.The obit frame of mind even extended to ticket buyers as a whole.
Having anointed such films as West Side Story and The Power of the Dog as automatic award winners, critics wondered why ticket buyers seemed to be boycotting them.
Had the movie audience disappeared into streamer heaven?If the “business” obits were lugubrious, the personal ones often were inspirational.Read more on deadline.com