I thought the latest comments from Cameron on film funding would provide for some interesting debate. He recently stated "Our role should be to support the sector in becoming even more dynamic and entrepreneurial, helping UK producers to make commercially successful pictures that rival … the best international productions." He seems to be suggesting that the country should back big budget, commercial success, as oppose to any intelligent narratives or important social comments.
This could be a big problem for the future of the British film industry. It is already near impossible to get a film made, and with this new strategy it seems even less likely. These comments suggest to me another failing of the Conservative party to understand the importance of art in society. They continue to demonstrate that they have no wish for a more intelligent nation, filled with critical thinkers and understanding thought. Instead, they suggest that we should only care about financial success. Personally, I think Cameron's ideas and comments are ill-informed, unenlightened and just plain stupid. Demonstrating just how different he and his Bullingdon club pals are from the normal person.