While those of us with a sense of film history bemoan the current generation's obsession with remaking everything in sight, a far more disturbing trend has taken hold for films made well before we were born.
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Independent filmmaking is a rough business. Without the budget of a Hollywood studio, every bit of minutiae is left up to the creative minds behind the project, scraping together resources and equipment to get a finished product on-screen. But for one Los Angeles-based screenwriter and director, the limitations of a low-budget camera were actually an inspiration. Shooting a feature-length film on an iPad 2 may sound crazy, but it's part of what gives Standards of Living its indie charm.
Like it or not, Ashton Kutcher will be stepping into the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ shoes (and sandals) for an independent feature film based on the maverick’s life. As it turns out, the movie is on the fast track in the hopes of getting a release later this year.