Does Budget Count in Movies Prodcution?

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  1. worldgrandeur profile image57
    worldgrandeurposted 13 years ago

    I mean,do you know any great movie but produced with low-budget? Must all great blockbuster movies be very expenvise?

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      PrettyPantherposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The first one that comes to mind is Napoleon Dynamite.  Great move, but very small budget.  I think it made plenty of money.

    2. MalcolmKlock profile image60
      MalcolmKlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on the genre, but in general a low budget doesn't preclude high quality. With the festival system for indie films, a number of ultra low budget movies have become big hits. Napoleon Dynamite's a great example, so are films like the Irish "Once" which won an oscar and was made for practically nothing.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      depends on what your definition of a big budget film is?  i can list a lot of indie movies that were great that didn't cost that much to make.  there's "district 9", "kick-ass", "american splendor", "history of violence", "pulp fiction", "cyrus", "blair witch project" and many others.  just to name to a few.

    4. Vargtorna profile image59
      Vargtornaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It seems a butt-load of that budget is going right into advertising, so unfortuantley alot of low-budget films can't compare, which is sad, considering low-budget films are some of the most abstract/lustrous/beautiful tales told. The hard part is finding them (and sometimes understanding them) smile.

  2. worldgrandeur profile image57
    worldgrandeurposted 13 years ago


  3. WalterDamage profile image60
    WalterDamageposted 13 years ago

    It depends upon the skill of the one behind the camera.  I recently rewatched John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN (1978) and was amazed that this film was made for only $300,000.

    Likewise, some of the biggest films of all time were made on fairly miniscule budgets.  Both JAWS and STAR WARS cost around $8 million to produce yet turned over $300 million at the box office....

  4. Andy Webb profile image65
    Andy Webbposted 13 years ago

    Budget shouldn't matter if the storyline is good to start with.

    A prime example of a good movie made on a very small budget is the original "The Terminator". James Cameron made that movie on around $6,500,000 which is a fraction of the $58,000,000 budget that "The Cotton Club" had from the same year.


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