Thursday March 30, 2017

Christopher Nolan Urges Fans to Watch Films in Cinemas, Not Netflix

Nolan is one of those guys who refuses to shoot on anything other than film, so it is no surprise that he continues to champion the traditional theatrical experience with such thoughts. Too bad that also means cell phones going off, people chomping on popcorn, poorly calibrated sound systems, and teens laughing at everything. I see nothing wrong with releasing a film exclusively on a streaming service.

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Nolan made his comments during a presentation of his second world war drama Dunkirk, at which he previewed footage from the film. "This is a story that needs to carry you through the suspenseful situation, and make you feel like you are there, and the only way to do that is through theatrical distribution," Nolan told the audience. "I am depending and relying on all of you to try to present this film in the best way possible." Nolan’s comments came just moments after Sue Kroll, worldwide marketing and distribution president for Warner Bros, the studio behind Dunkirk, had described the rise of on demand streaming as "an opportunity" for the industry.