Kind of embarassed that all I have offered the last week is TV reviews, but “Final Cut: The Making of Heaven’s Gate and the Unmaking of a Studio” is something you should catch, if you are interested in why most major studio releases have lacked much artistic merit, since the 1970’s. This documentary on the Trio Channel tells the tale of how this spectacular failure destroyed a whole studio, United Artists, and changed how Hollywood does business. Cautionary tale of how film directors need some guidance and should never be allowed unchecked power, unless it’s their own money.
Artistry is something much more unique than accounting and management skills, but all three is needed or other artists will have no money to do their projects. Simplistic review, catch the show and you will know more.