Have All The Original Films Been Done?

Is it true that all the movie ideas have been taken and that “all of the great artistic statements have been made, and today’s artists are capable only of rehashing what was done in the past?” Dan Brown disagrees: “It saddens me that there are people who actually believe originality is over. The necessary corollory to that line of thought, of course, is that we should simply give up making films and every other kind of art. But I think this is all just a smokescreen…”