2020 has been the most destructive year for movies ever. The worldwide lockdown of theaters brought the entertainment industry to the brink of collapse. For pessimists of a special kind, 2020 was just a confirmation of what they have long seen as the death of cinema and film-making in general. According to filmmaker David Fincher, such speech is not only meaningless but also downright wrong, as he explained to Rolling Stone magazine.
“There is an idea that the movies are dying out. They are not. There are still minerals in mine, there are still jewels to be found, and there are still different ways to be shocked, entertained, lifted and terrified. just change. You change with them. I think anyone who, like me, is curious about how to tell their story, there will be many more opportunities, at least in the short term. And depending on how long this pandemic lasts, many more may be needed. “
Fincher is often seen as a “purist” when it comes to the cinematic art form, insisting on hundreds of shots for each movie scene to get the perfect shot. But that doesn’t mean the filmmaker is a snob who sees theaters as the only worthy medium for movies. Fincher was one of the first Hollywood elites to partner with Netflix to provide content for the platform and its latest movie Limp was also funded by the streaming giant.
While Fincher acknowledges that movie theaters are in need and that there may come a day when only big-budget movies like Marvel will be shown in theaters, he believes we’re a long way from mining the true depths of the cinematic art form.
“I believe the tragedy of cinema today is that we are only 100 years old and we think we know exactly what it is. We really don’t know. What we have done is refine an experience into a story, that is The hero with a thousand faces time and time again We beat this drum and we beat him fairly regularly because it’s a scam that pays off But if I believed we’ve reached the limits of what cinema can do, let’s feel, talk about, i would be extremely depressed i am not i am encouraged and i feel it … i don’t need any more published spells talking about how unfair it is for Marvel to make a profit i have no problem with that I’ve never had a problem with that. “
Fincher continued his hopeful stance and concluded that in the coming days, filmmakers will find new ways to convey their stories to audiences, even though he admitted that the process of making a film can be as frustrating as it can be stimulating.
“There will always be people poking and poking and digging and looking for new ways to do the same thing, and new ways to do things that we couldn’t even imagine. See, directing movies is a bit like it. painting a watercolor. from three blocks away through a telescope with a walkie-talkie and 90 people holding the brush. And as frustrating as that sounds, it’s also exciting and stimulating when it comes off. “
These quotes came from Rolling Stone.
Subjects: cinemas, streaming