Christopher Nolan Hates Netflix And His Reasons Why Actually Make Quite A Bit Of Sense
Christopher Nolan, director of some of the coolest and most-acclaimed films in our lifetime like Memento, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar, is definitely NOT a fan of Netflix.
Nolan, who has been making the rounds talking about his new film Dunkirk, explained to Indiewire in a recent interview why he isn’t a fan of the popular streaming service and it kind of makes sense. At least from his perspective.
“I think the investment that Netflix is putting into interesting filmmakers and interesting projects would be more admirable if it weren’t being used as some kind of bizarre leverage against shutting down theaters. It’s so pointless. I don’t really get it,” said Nolan.
“They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released,” continued Nolan. “So they’re not even getting in the [theatrical] game, and I think they’re missing a huge opportunity.”
Nolan isn’t against ALL streaming services creating original films, however. In fact, he applauds the way Amazon has done it with films like The Big Sick, saying, “You can see that Amazon is very clearly happy to not make that same mistake, the theaters have a 90-day window. It’s a perfectly usable model. It’s terrific.”
He definitely makes some valid points considering what he does for a living and how he does it.