The streaming service, Filmstruck, is in jeopardy. The service provides a platform for fans of classic, foreign and rare movies to be able to enjoy the films with easy access. The service is likely to be shut down toward the end of this current month. Now prominent filmmakers are doing what they can to try and preserve the service.
On November 12 a letter was sent to Warner Bros by filmmakers in order to back up a petition that began with some of the biggest names in Hollywood being Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. The Nov 12 letter included signatures from Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Christopher Nolan. An excerpt from the letter follows below.
“So we want to add our names to the petition started by Marty and Steven and want you (and Warners) to know that we feel equally strongly and would do anything to support the service being saved,”
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Deadline is now reporting that a second letter has been sent out, with names such as Sofia Coppola and David Oyelowo attached to it, you can check out a part of it below.
“While we understand that ‘business’ has always been a part of ‘show business,’ we would hope that if FilmStruck cannot be continued in its present form, it would be allowed to function until such a time as a suitable, and suitably robust, replacement can be launched.”
While I am not a huge fan of older movies, I do have a few I hold in high regard. Also, I believe that these movies need to be accessible to those who wish to enjoy them.
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