The nerves may have been a ploy all along.
Based on the British singles chart in January 1963, you would have got long odds on the coming year being a revolutionary one for pop.
The summer blockbuster season arrived in emphatic style at the weekend as Iron Man 3 stirred up a torpid US box office to deliver the second biggest weekend launch in history on an estimated $175.3m.
There are probably a million reasons why Die Hard 6 should never be made.
Anyone who has read Max Brooks's grippingly detailed science fiction novel – or even better, listened to the superb audiobook – will probably have a pretty good idea what kind of movie Brad Pitt originally envisaged when he bought the screen rights to World War Z in 2007.
I've seen Prospero played as a benign schoolmaster, colonial overlord and Faustian necromancer.