Even with a string of not-so-big movies and a long tail of media ventures failing, I was hoping that Spielberg’s Dreamworks SKG would never go away. But the ancient theory of big fish eating small fish happened to spill over Spielberg’s dreams too. And Paramount bought Dreamworks for $1.6 billion.
By no way one could write a tribute for the eaten-up production house of Spielberg, Dreamworks. I’ve been thinking atleast for 2 years that Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies should be cloning what Spielberg and his partners at Dreamworks are doing to Hollywood. So what where they doing ?
The new studio was portrayed as heralding a tectonic shift in the way the industry operates. The perception was fed by the principals themselves, with Katzenberg telling reporters at the launch news conference, “I look at the three of us and think this has got to be the Dream Team.”
It’s hard to think that we may not see the boy throw the fishing rod from the moon. It was a symbol of good cinema. There is always another hope left.