Friday, October 12, 2007

Do gadgets ruin movies?

Do gadgets ruin movies?

The BBC quotes film director Ridley Scott:

We try to do films which are in support of cinema, in a large room with good sound and a big picture. But we’re fighting technology.

Did you hear that Mr. Jobs? The iPhone ruins movies. Instead of traveling down to the local cineplex to watch films, people choose to download them online from their living rooms.

Only then does Joe Six-Pack travel down to the theatre and try to watch the film on his iPhone, while simultaneously texting his friends about the crappy projection, and browsing Rotten Tomatoes for snarky one-liners about the shallowness of summer blockbusters.

If only he would stop cricking his neck to the side when he hears the phone ring…

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erikko said...
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regina said...

Well, technology has good and bad effects. What can I say...