Friday, 1 May 2015

Filmmakers shouldn't complain about people watching movies on smartphones




Members of the film industry often bemoan the demise of the cinema, commenting that instead of lining up outside our local movie theater, we're all squinting at Citizen Kane on our smartphones. Spike Lee is the latest filmmaker to contribute to this running theme, and was reportedly taken aback at Variety’s recent Entertainment and Technology conference by the idea that people are watching classic films on their mobiles. "I know it’s not a popular view, but as a filmmaker — we kill ourselves with editing," said Lee. "With lighting. With sound ... It’s heartbreaking."
"It such a sadness that you think you've seen a film on your fucking telephone."
The actor Julianne Moore made similar comments earlier this month, telling the audience at...
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