Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has a message for moviegoers: “Cinema is dead.”
“As far as I’m concerned, digital projection and DCPs is the death of cinema as I know it,” the director, who was attending a 20th anniversary screening of “Pulp Fiction,” said Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. “The fact that most films now are not presented in 35 mm means that the war is lost. Digital projections, that’s just television in public. And apparently the whole world is OK with television in public, but what I knew as cinema is dead.”
The director of movie classics such as “Reservoir Dogs,” both volumes of “Kill Bill” and “Inglourious Basterds” added that today’s filmmakers were “quite hopeless,” the U.K. Independent reported.
“I’m hopeful that we’re going through a woozy romantic period with the ease of digital,” he said. “I’m very hopeful that future generations will be much smarter than this generation and realize what they lost. … [W]hy an established filmmaker would shoot on digital, I have no [expletive] idea at all.”
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