Nolan Discusses Film & TV Differences, Addresses His Negative Comments Towards Netflix

Without a doubt, filmmaker Christopher Nolan is one of the most vocal supporters of the traditional film experience. He’s not one to lift up the idea of staying at home and watching movies on your LCD screen.

In fact, he’s so in favor of the theater tradition that several months back, he expressed his refusal to work with Netflix, and he went so far as to accuse the streaming service of trying to shut down theaters. However, he’s since then sent an apologiy to Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos.

“I should have been more polite. I said what I believe, but I was undiplomatic in the way I expressed it. I wasn’t giving any context to the frankly revolutionary nature of what Netflix has done. It’s extraordinary. They need appropriate respect for that, which I have.”

Similarly, he’s very traditional about the differences between the film and TV mediums. Speaking with Variety, Nolan commented on the increasingly blurry line between the mediums, saying:

“I view movies and television as different, and the conventional thinking right now is that they must converge and become the same thing. A scenario in which movies and television become more similar elevates television but diminishes movies.”

He also sees TV as a place for labyrinthine plots, whereas film is a the medium for tighter, bigger, and ultimately more consuming experiences. Another arena where he’s traditional is with the viewing experience.

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SOURCE: Variety

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