- Sep 17, 2020
- Real Name
Thank you for capturing some things I missed, and my general point very succinctly.I think perhaps people like Mr S. are just a little unhappy and nostalgic about how times have changed since his days growing up and going to his local cinema on a regular basis in NYC and watching the current french new wave film or whatever.
For better or worse that is not the world we live in anymore. People watch movies on their phones or casually at home etc.
The industry has changed. Accept it or try to change it if you are passionate about it.
When I was a poor university student I would go to the movies every week and pay to watch one film and sneak into a second. I watched hundreds of movies during that time, a lot of great films and some not so great ones. I would pride myself on having seen all of the academy award nominees. Since I had kids (and pre-COVID), I made it to the cinema 1-2 a month for big tentpole films my kids could watch. Maybe I'll go by myself for a film I can't wait to see, but that's a rare occurrence. I can, however, watch nearly any movie I want through streaming or purchase, and money is not really an issue. I may miss the poor university student days in the cimema, but those days are gone, as is that world.