Netflix and mutations : David Cronenberg talks about the future of cinema

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Disney will he eat in the cinema ? Netflix will he kill the Art ? There are a that all that are not concerned about at all, and that is David Cronenberg.

The director of The Fly, the Festin nu, or Vidéodrome recently held a conference at OCAD, university of Toronto, in which he returned to the great upheavals that agitate currently the 7th Art.

It must be said that between the advent of studios overpowered, catalogues, and to the strike force still further, and the growing success of platforms such as Netflix, uses, and proposals are changed.

For all that, David Cronenberg refuses to allow to any form of declinism, convinced that the current developments are logical.

 

David Cronenberg directing actors in Maps to the stars

 

The painter Willem de Kooning said : “flesh is the reason for which we invented the oil painting”. And I say that the human body is the reason why the cinema was invented. The face, the body, are its true subjects, the most often filmed in the cinema it is the body.

I am here today because I have made a few films. Anyway, due to the internet, Netflix, streaming, cinema is in the process of dissolving, the big screen is subdivided into a multiple of small screens, which cause a lot of stress within defenders nostalgic of the film.

For me, it doesn’t count. In reality, I like it. Because the human body evolves, changes, and cinema is a matter of body, it makes sense that it also turns. If the movies disappear one fine morning, I would have nothing to do. To say the contrary, give them this status, it is reducing the life. “

 

David Cronenberg on the set of A History of Violence

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