The death of the blockbuster: How The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a cinematic era

The death of the blockbuster: How The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a cinematic era

In 1975 and 1977, Jaws and Star Wars announced the arrival of the Hollywood blockbuster – big, family-friendly spectacles that gave way to decades of muscles, lasers, dinosaurs and car chases. In 2019, with the final entry in the third Star Wars trilogy coming to a close to declining box office, polarising responses and an … Read more…