The article covers many points
- the lack of a genuine Brit star to succeed Grant, with possible contenders shunning the genre
- the UK industry once more operating as a mini-Hollywood, churning out multiple genres and franchises
- the rise of alternatives to the all-powerful Working Title, including a specific mention of Warp
What especially caught my eye: having noted that even the rom-com king's return to the fray saw Richard Curtis post fairly modest box office ... put into further context by the extraordinary killer stat that the last $100m+ rom-com was in 2011!!!!
That was a Jennifer Aniston vehicle, an actress ironically central to the narrative of the genre's box office decline!
Not love actually: why Britons ended their affair with the romcom http://gu.com/p/4ab37?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger