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Neal Gabler, for The La Times, writes about how the Star Wars and Marvel deals from Disney says much more about the industry...

"It used to be that the movie created the brand, which is exactly how George Lucas built his empire. Now the brand creates the movie. And it used to be that all the merchandise was ancillary to the movie. Now the movie is ancillary to the merchandise. The holy grail of Hollywood has always been trying to find a way to make movies that sell themselves without the movies necessarily having to be any good. With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm, Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

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Unfortunately, Gabler is right on many levels. Branding - or using Ep »

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