On the purchase of Metro Goldwyn: For these reasons, Amazon is a loser!


Amazon Studios bought Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for more than $8 billion and now owns the rights to several movie classics. For many, the deal is a hostile takeover with unexpected consequences. But looking at the details of the deal, we find that it lost to “Amazon” somewhat. Although it has produced many classic cinematic masterpieces, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a bankrupt company, and since the 1950s many investors have taken turns buying it. Then, in the 1980s, it was bought by the Turner Company. And then it was acquired by Warner Bros., so it has had the exclusive right to show all the films since 1999. Therefore, the sale was relatively cheap compared to the movie deals that took place in recent years. But “Amazon” placed its bet on the series of films that the company still owns, including the “Rocky” series, “Rorocup” and, most importantly, the “James Bond” series. But even the latter is not entirely in the hands of the Goldwyn-Mayer metro.Under an agreement signed between producer Albert Broccoli and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has the right to finance and distribute all James Bond films. Film revenues are divided between her and Eon Productions, which is still in the hands of the heirs of Albert Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli and Michael J. Wilson. They have the last word on everything from the film’s marketing and distribution plans to who will succeed Daniel Gregg as James Bond, who will bid farewell to the character next October, after he embodied it over five films, the latest of which is expected this year, “No Time to Die.” .

Amazon believes that secret agent films should abandon realism

Therefore, Amazon does not have anything to do today, but it has plans that it has already started marketing for the future of the chain. Amazon believes that the most famous secret agent films in the cinema should abandon some realism and bet on science fiction. It should also adopt the approach of increasing the number of Bond films (the average Bond film has been roughly every two years since 1962), and turn the series into something bigger than the client itself, similar to the Marvel and D. C” and secondary Bond characters can have their own films. This means creating a “Bond world”.
Amazon is thinking about its best interests, but first it doesn’t yet have the final say in the Bond series. More importantly, she does not know what the public or Bond fans think.
If Amazon sided with this choice, more and more films would appear to have problems. Firstly, the James Bond movie cannot be made without 007 itself! The customer cannot save the globe once or twice a year. The focus of the series is Bond himself, not the secondary characters, and Bond cannot be in space or a science fiction movie (remember the failure of “Moonraker” (1979) with Roger Moon). Above all, James Bond can’t be far from the big screen. His place is there, and the big screen has a huge advantage over Bond himself, the film’s writers and main character author. In the end, Amazon has lost its deal so far. But we do not know what will happen in the coming years. Until then, let’s get ready to see Bond on the big screen again this year.


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