Because it's the best, duh!
Made me laugh too... is he forgetting it's also still getting a theatrical release? I've taken a real dislike to him since Tenet.Nolan throwing his toys out the pram and getting annoyed at WB for their 2021 plans of all theatrical releases to go straight on HBOmax is the funniest thing to happen this week. And him not realising the irony that he was a massive influence and a big part of the reason on why they have decided to that is even better
I'm not at all a Nolan apologist, and I wish his comments didn't sound so babyish, but I do understand what he's saying. Studios prioritizing streaming is going to change things—in some positive ways, but a lot of negative ways for those of us who still love going to the theater. I agree with him that WB is making a large decision based on a very abnormal year. I also feel bad for him for the pressure he was under this year with Tenet, which was never going to be The One Movie to determine whether everyone in the world still likes going to the theater. Wonder Woman would have been a much clearer indication, because it has a bigger built-in fanbase and it's something whole families could go to. Even Bond would have been a better choice than Tenet, if there was only going to be one major release in these months.
Closer to home for this forum, though, I expect that instant streaming will lead to the end of physical media releases, so our steelbook days may be numbered.
These are my very subjective thoughts, which are probably wrong.
Well I mean didn't Nolan also kinda save some cinemas with being so persistent? If he hadn't been, I don't think Warner Bro's would have released any big film at all, and some theaters would not have survived.
Also, cinema's might actually earn MORE per visitor because of this decision. Studio's will probably ask less percentage from the cinemas profits because the studio will already earn a lot from the streaming income. So if people will keep going to the cinema's a lot (time will tell) some of those can still make big profits.
Small indie movie theaters will probably suffer a lot though, which I'm pretty sad about. I love going to a small indie theater near me. Amazing films (The Lighthouse, The Irishman, Parasite etc etc) and no idiots in the audience. Just a group of 35 cinema lovers in one room, watching a great film in total silence Really hope companies like that will survive this.
Oh yeah absolutely true. I've seen and felt with my own eyes what covid can do to people. But I do understand Nolan a little bit with trying to 'save' the industry. It's just a bit ignorant. But I don't think he can be held responsible for what Warner did with the streaming thing. That would've happened any way I think.oh I agree, its a shame, and I love going to my small indie cinema too (although some idiots do go there) but it’s not just cinemas that’s aren’t surviving. Business/ shops/ pubs etc are closing everyday because of this pandemic. It’s a sh!tshow but unfortunately it is what it is. So many people were not comfortable going to the cinema back in August when it had only been a matter of weeks that most countries had come out their own lockdown. A lot of cinemas will not survive but that’s not as important to me as other people’s lives and the families that are being destroyed because of deaths due to these situations and the other percentage of people not giving a f**k or following their lockdown/ social distancing rules
if I had to choose between a few cinemas closing or family and friends getting ill and potentially dying then I choose the former. Sorry but I do