Martin Scorsese said that streaming platforms “devalue” cinema

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Martin Scorsese has published an essay defending cinema as an art form, in addition to ensuring that the services of streaming They “devalue” the cinema.

The filmmaker wrote a new essay on the legendary Federico Fellini for Harper’s Magazine, in which he shared his thoughts on the impact of streaming What Netflix, Apple tv, etc. And the future of the film industry.

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On the way in which users of streaming platforms see cinema, Scorsese He said that « the art of cinema is being systematically devalued, cast aside, belittled and reduced to the lowest common denominator » when cinema is reduced to « content. »

“15 years ago, the term ‘content’ was only heard when people spoke of cinema on a more serious level and was contrasted as a measure against the ‘form’ … then gradually it was used more and more by the people who took the media companies, who for the most part didn’t know the history of the art form, didn’t even care enough to think they should. « 

Scorsese He also explained that nowadays “all moving images” are judged in the same way, “a film of David lean, a video of cats, a commercial for Super bowl, a sequel to superheroes, an episode of a series ”.

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“We cannot depend on the film business as it is, to take care of film… those of us who know film and its history have to share love and our knowledge with as many people as possible… it is one of the greatest treasures of our culture, and should be treated accordingly, « he added Scorsese.

In 2019, Scorsese was seen in the middle of the controversy when he declared that the films of Marvel They weren’t movies, comparing them to theme parks.