The Aquaman, Jason Momoa, reposted an article written by director Denis Villeneuve on what the future of movie theaters will be and expressed his agreement with the idea that it is very important for cinemas to continue after the pandemic.
After Christopher Nolan’s statements on the future of the movie industry and the sudden decision of Warner Bros. to stream films on HBO Max, voices in the movie industry began to rise one by one on the subject.
One of them was the director of the movie ‘Dune,’ Denis Villeneuve, and he wrote an article in which he revealed the importance of movie theaters and the future of their destiny.
In the article, director Denis stated that everyone working in the film industry sometimes takes years of work and tries to create the best to be seen on the big screen.
He explained that although all high-budget projects are transferred to private television channels due to the pandemic, he thinks that the films should continue to be broadcast in movie theaters after the pandemic is over.
In the continuation of his article, he also pointed out that cinema on the big screen is more than a business for the filmmakers, it is an art form that brings people together, celebrating humanity, enhancing our empathy for one another.
He ended his statements saying that humans need collective experiences to lift and inspire their collective spirit and wished a long life for theatrical cinema.
Here’s the repost of Jason Momoa:
“Repost from @joshbrolin Long live the theatre experience!!! Important article by Denis, director of Dune. ✊️✊️❤️ (Full article in bio)
Dune” is by far the best movie I’ve ever made. My team and I devoted more than three years of our lives to make it a unique big screen experience. Our movie’s image and sound were meticulously designed to be seen in theaters.
I’m speaking on my own behalf, though I stand in solidarity with the sixteen other filmmakers who now face the same fate. Please know I am with you and that together we are strong. The artists are the ones who create movies and series.
I strongly believe the future of cinema will be on the big screen, no matter what any Wall Street dilettante says. Since the dawn of time, humans have deeply needed communal storytelling experiences.
Cinema on the big screen is more than a business, it is an art form that brings people together, celebrating humanity, enhancing our empathy for one another — it’s one of the very last artistic, in-person collective experiences we share as human beings.
Once the pandemic is over, theaters will be filled again with film lovers.
That is my strong belief. Not because the movie industry needs it, but because we humans need cinema, as a collective experience.
So, just as I have both a fiduciary and creative responsibility to fulfill as the filmmaker, I call on AT&T to act swiftly with the same responsibility, respect, and regard to protect this vital cultural medium.
Economic impact to stakeholders is only one aspect of corporate social responsibility. Finding ways to enhance culture is another. The moviegoing experience is like no other.
In those darkened theaters films capture our history, educate us, fuel our imagination and lift and inspire our collective spirit. It is our legacy. Long live theatrical cinema!— Denis Villeneuve”
Although some people in the movie industry like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin supported the continuation of cinema, judging by some of the comments under the post, some people think that cinemas should not revert because they are too expensive and unnecessary.
One of the followers commented:
“Ah yes a theater full of people on their phones with overpriced food and sticky floors. I can’t wait for more of that.”
Another follower wrote:
“A lot of people can’t afford or get to a theater .. plus after the pandemic is over we can go to theaters again but until then let us have something to do while being in lockdown.”
Another follower said that it was all about the money for the filmmakers and wrote:
“Let’s face it, its about money. Going to the cinema is an awful experience. Even for imax theaters, the experience is awful. I would rather stay at home, enjoying my family and friends rather than mouth breathing strangers.
Btw, I’ve always bought and supported villeneuve and all of his endeavors. The idea that we can do it from the safety of our own homes is a greater enjoyment than having to watch a movie from a covid soup cocktail of a cinema. Sorry not sorry. As a consumer im 100000% for home streaming.”
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