While moviegoers tend to treat American cinema as existing outside the government channels we see in other countries, the truth is far more complex than that. The National Endowment for the Arts affects the industry in any number of ways: from directly supporting actors and playwrights in American theater to supporting organizations focused on education and exhibition, the NEA plays an important role in ensuring that filmmakers are given the tools they need to make their vision a reality. So when The Hill recently reported that the current administration was considering privatizing PBS and eliminating the NEA entirely, artists and educators were rightfully terrified.
As we head further along the 30-year nostalgia train that is 1984, the “rock star who stars in a movie that has the same title as his current album” tributes will be saved for Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – which, if you’ve watched ‘Purple Rain’ lately, you’re kidding yourself if you think it at all holds up (though, the rock club scenes are pretty great); but it’s certainly an interesting film. Deservedly overlooked (well, except here, I suppose) will be the other film that falls into that esoteric category … Rick Springfield’s ‘Hard to Hold.’
Easily one of the most powerful and iconic books ever made within the past hundred years is George Orwell's '1984.' The novel about a dystopian society and the single man who wishes to break free from it has never left our culture. So why wouldn't Imagine Entertainment want to get their hands on it?
Shepard Fairey came to prominence when he merged his meme "Andre the Giant has a Posse" with one of the most memorable elements of John Carpenter's 'They Live': the subliminal advertising that told humans to "Obey." So it seems fitting that Fairey has brought a new adaptation of George Orwell's '1984' to Imagine Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.