Christopher Nolan: “I Won’t Work With Netflix”

Christopher Nolan: "I Won’t Work With NetflixVanaf vandaag draait regisseur Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in de bioscopen. Tijdens een interview met IndieWire werd hem gevraagd naar hoe hij denkt over de Netflix-revolutie en hoe het streamingkanaal zorgt voor verandering van het model van filmmaken. Nolan was niet zo positief:

“Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films. They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re not even getting in the game, and I think they’re missing a huge opportunity.”

Hij sprak tevens over de verschillen met streamingkanaal Amazon, die hun films in bioscopen uitbrengen alvorens deze beschikbaar stellen op het platform:

“You can see that Amazon is very clearly happy to not make that same mistake. The theaters have a 90-day window. It’s a perfectly usable model. It’s terrific.”

Tegelijk ziet Nolan ook dat er zo nu en dan prima Netflix-films uitkomen, zoals Okja:

“I think the investment that Netflix is putting into interesting filmmakers and interesting projects would be more admirable if it weren’t being used as some kind of bizarre leverage against shutting down theaters. It’s so pointless. I don’t really get it.”