The New Yorker on the future of the film industry
A very interesting commentary in the New Yorker appeared that discusses a number of topics brewing in movies. David Denby writes about the fate of films if they’re to be seen on iPods, the mentality of big studios heeding to the wishes of investors counterpointed with the workings of specialty divisions, and of course the state of the modern movie theater.
The neighborhood theatres that thrived at the same time were easier to deal with. Slipping in and out of them, we avoided the stern white-shoed matrons who patrolled the aisles; sometimes we arrived in the middle of the movie and stayed on until it reached the same point in the next show—we just wanted to go to the movies.
Even now, moviegoing is informal and spontaneous. Still, we long to be overwhelmed by that flush of emotion when image, language, movement, and music merge.
A rewarding piece well worth the time it takes to mine your way through it. To read the full article, visit The New Yorker.