Here’s an article from The Atlantic, “Writers in Hollywood,” written by Raymond Chandler and originally published in 1945. Almost seventy years later, it’s amazing to see how much of it still rings true.
Hollywood long ago ran out of ideas. Look at next year’s slate of theater releases if you need any convincing. How many are sequels? Or remakes? Reboots? American translations of foreign film? And television isn’t much better, sadly, particularly network TV.