ITALIANO wrote:Sabin wrote:Precious Doll wrote
It's not just superhero movies. It's all the stuff being made for streaming that is sucking 'talent' from the film industry not just in front of the camera but behind it as well. Actually, the move to streaming by major directors is the biggest concern. Actors are a dime a dozen but quality directors & writers are in much limited supply.
All these sentences give me anxiety.
Yes but maybe, when it comes to America (in Europe it's still a bit different), he's not totally wrong.
That's true, and as a result American 'dominance' in cinema will continue to wain, particularly in Asia & Europe apart from mass marketed product, I mean films. Given that European & Asian cinema don't rely on the English speaking markets to turn a profit, their future will depend to the uptake of streaming in the next few years. Directors from Asia & Europe have largely remained with cinema with a couple of exceptions like Paolo Sorrentino who dipped his toe into the streaming waters with The Young Pope. It's good to see he has a new feature film in post production. I also stumbled across 'news' that Chan-wook Park is making an adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl for TV which will hopefully turn out better than his last foray into an English language production.
Though I think 2017 has been a very disappointing year across the globe for cinema. For some reason it feels like the worst year ever.