Musical’s director Larry Charles criticizes big-budget films – The Hollywood Reporter

Dick’s: The Musical Director Larry Charles talks about why he avoids getting involved in big-budget blockbuster projects.

On Thursday’s episode WTF with Marc Maron PodcastsThe Borat The director, who prefers to put his energy into indie films and television shows, criticized the current Hollywood system.

“I try to do things like Dangerous comedy or this movie [Dicks: The Musical] “This film is a very low budget film,” Charles said. “For me, politically and ethically, I find it offensive when movies cost $250 million and the world is in the state it is. That’s why I want to make a statement through the way these things are made.”

Charles has seen comedy and media being distributed around the world during his travels for his four-part Netflix documentaries. Larry Charles’ dangerous world of comedyThat is why he particularly criticizes what he called the “media monopoly system” in the United States.

“A kind of authoritarian Big Brother thing that we – they’ve figured out over the years that they don’t have to force you, they don’t have to scare you, they have to seduce you,” the said His field said the producer. “So we all get seduced by great TV shows and great movies and we get distracted by those things. Then we’re indulging in the same capitalist system, and there’s no way that’s going to change as long as we do that.” … I’m struggling with that.”

But the Curb your enthusiasm The director and producer is grateful that he found a way to realize his “radical work,” even if the current industry climate and ever-changing media landscape make it increasingly difficult.

“The way I can do radical work is by saying I could do it for a little money and the way [producers and directors] When they say “yes,” they think, “Oh, this radical little work that doesn’t cost money will make money.” Absolutely. That’s the system,” Charles explained.

He continued: “I didn’t make it, I did stuff on YouTube, I tried to find a way to get out of it, get out of it. “It’s very, very difficult. Since YouTube belongs to someone, Instagram also belongs to someone. Everything, you know, it is very difficult to express your word, your thoughts.”

Charles’ latest project, A24’s Dick’s: The Musicalstarring Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion and Bowen Yang, is currently in theaters.

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