Danny Boyle recently took a few moments to comment on the current state of cinema:
The storytellers, the writers, have fled to television in America. And what you see on cable television now in America is much more dangerous than what you see in cinema. That’s the wrong way around. It used to be you went to the cinema because the television was at home with your parents. You went to see stuff they didn’t want you to see! That’s what you went for, you know? That’s one of the delights of going there.
Boyle’s comments address the lack of “sophisticated, complex and pleasurable movies” being made for adult audiences today. Like Steven Soderbergh last month, Boyle is reflecting a growing sense of dissatisfaction within the ranks of the movie-making and movie-watching community.
Watch Danny Boyle’s interview: