I really doubt that we'll see a Hollywood implosion any time soon. With growing international markets, it seems that many action movies are almost guaranteed to do good business. A few years ago, a film earning a billion in worldwide gross was a big thing. Now, films like Alice in Wonderland, James Bond films, and Iron Man (who used to be a 2nd-tier superhero a few years ago) cross the billion dollar mark all the time, and foreign audiences just keep growing. Now their argument that thoughtful films are getting harder and harder to finance seems much more legitimate. Films that, you know, have people pausing to talk for a few minutes don't do that well internationallly. To be honest, I actually thought it was really weird that they opened the best picture category at the Oscars to 10 entries right at a time when it seems hard for them to find 5 legitimate English-speaking films that really seem deserving of a nomination. Another ironic thing about this is that Spielberg's and Lucas's early successes are the films that first sent movie-making in this direction. "Jaws" along with maybe "The Exorcist" were the first huge blockbusters after a decade and a half of the more dominant "serious," "gritty," adult-oriented auteur-films of the 60's and 70's, and even though "Jaws" and "The Exorcist" were blockbusters, they were aimed more at adults. Then, with "Star Wars," we had the first blockbuster since the days of Disney feature cartoons that was aimed more at younger people. That's been the key demographic ever since. Before "Star Wars," kids mostly got crap like "Freaky Friday" and "The Shaggy DA," and I have no idea what teenagers got back then after the crappy beach movies died out in the late 60s. Not saying that Lucas and Spielberg are to blame, but I'm sure their successes made that switch in target demos occur much more quickly than it otherwise would have.