New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 46

“ Even before the pandemic sort of changed everything to virtual , that ’ s the journey our industry has very much been going on . People have home theaters ,” he noted . “ I do not think at any point in our future that streaming is going to have eaten up the theater experience . It ’ s just going to become a little more boutique or niche . There will always be cinema heads out there who need to see something in theaters . I just watched the Dune trailer this morning . If I can go safely , I ’ m going to see that movie in imax or 70mm .” “ If I achieve my goals and my dreams and I end up at a place where I can decide to have my films shown in theaters , I ’ m the kind of filmmaker who will push for that ,” he stated . “ Because these are the kinds of films I want to make . It may be great to watch this virtually and I ’ m glad that people are able to , but I stand behind the power of the imagery and the sound and all of these elements working together to make it a meaningful view . I also think that when you get into a theater to see a movie like this that there ’ s an extra level . There are films where the bigger the screen and the more intimate the audience is in a dark room that you can truly go places .”

“ Even before the pandemic sort of changed everything to virtual , that ’ s the journey our industry has very much been going on . People have home theaters ,” he noted . “ I do not think at any point in our future that streaming is going to have eaten up the theater experience . It ’ s just going to become a little more boutique or niche . There will always be cinema heads out there who need to see something in theaters . I just watched the Dune trailer this morning . If I can go safely , I ’ m going to see that movie in imax or 70mm .” “ If I achieve my goals and my dreams and I end up at a place where I can decide to have my films shown in theaters , I ’ m the kind of filmmaker who will push for that ,” he stated . “ Because these are the kinds of films I want to make . It may be great to watch this virtually and I ’ m glad that people are able to , but I stand behind the power of the imagery and the sound and all of these elements working together to make it a meaningful view . I also think that when you get into a theater to see a movie like this that there ’ s an extra level . There are films where the bigger the screen and the more intimate the audience is in a dark room that you can truly go places .”

There are films where the bigger the screen and the more intimate the audience is in a dark room that you can truly go places .

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