Ying and the yang about entertainment

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The past few weeks have demonstrated the yin and the yang about entertainment.

The pro-artist side:

–Actors owe fans only their best performance,

–When it comes to Bond films, the Bond producers don’t owe anything to fans. Fans can accept what the producers come out with or no.

The pro-fan slide:

— Without fans, nothing much else happens.

Regardless, the entire enterprise is complicated. There are (potentially) millions of dollars at risk.

Still, producers are as subject to fan reviews as actors. When you get into “the arena,” your efforts” are subject to fan reviews and comments.

It has been like this since the earliest days of movies and more recently with TV shows. Audience reactions for both movies and TV shows have had an impact for decades.