(Ella Ide’s article appeared on AFP, 9/6; via the Drudge Report.)

Venice (AFP) – The age-old rivalry between Broadway and Hollywood took centre stage at this year's Venice film festival, which winds up on Saturday, with a host of theatre-based tales and stars denouncing a declining Silver Screen industry.

"Hollywood's gone in the wrong direction," master of screwball comedy Peter Bogdanovich said ahead of the premier of his delicious theatre-based comedy "She's Funny That Way", starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

"They're making prequels and sequels and cartoons. The great days of Hollywood aren't with us anymore, we're in a period of decadence," he said.


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