The Greenlight Moment

Just discovered this gem for an unnecessarily detailed review of The Purge. Movies are made, but before that they are bought. While reading scripts, various producer types decide whether or not to give a tiny percentage of the budget for doing the thing that makes up the largest percentage of what makes a film good. Usually, there is a single ‘a ha’ moment that you can see on the screen where you imagine that fictionalized and yet actually real person makes that decision. Whether or not the rest of the film has the goods, characters or story points doesn’t matter, because they can fix it in post.

I know. They should give them more money. Producers. So they pay more attention when they’re reading scripts.

There are one film covered by The Greenlight Moment