Green Book, the Favorite, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, the Mule, Vice, a Beautiful Boy, Yuli, Loro, Molly’s game, Operation 12 strong … over the past few months an unusual large number of movies have been biopics or based on true facts. Other years the dominant genre have been science fiction or romantic comedy. Like in the fashion industry the movie one has trends. For those not familiar with the mechanics I strongly advice watching the scene in “Devil’s wears Prada” where Miranda Priestly explains Andy Sacks why she is wearing a blue sweater.
The logical explanation is that as a movie is successful the other producers try to ride the wave of that genre. I find it more entertaining to imagine that once a year the bosses of the Hollywood studios meet for breakfast somewhere nice on first street in Santa Monica and between Cappuccino, fruit salad and croissant agree on what will be the dominating genre for the coming year. I am impatient to discover what they have decided for 2020.