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Martin Scorsese riled up a lot of Marvel fans with his comments that the MCU is not cinema, but the Oscar-winning filmmaker is now turning his ire to a much larger trend in Hollywood: the labeling of films as “content.
In a new essay for Harper’s Magazine reflecting on the career of Federico Fellini, Scorsese lamented how the new era of streaming has made that dreaded c-word far too common in discussion of movies, particularly within the film industry.
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While Scorsese acknowledges that the rise of streamers like Netflix and Apple TV+ have allowed him and other filmmakers new opportunities to make movies, he is concerned that by piling millions of programs and films into a streaming service and then just relying on a computer algorithm to present a select amount of that “content” to a viewer, films from some of the greatest directors ever could easily get lost in the shuffle, becoming devalued as a new generation becomes less exposed to those classics because of the overwhelming selection on offer.
A few exceptions he points to are curated streaming services like MUBI and Criterion Channel, as they present films to users on a hand-picked menu rather than having a computer do the work.
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While Scorsese’s latest thoughts prompted some grumbling on social media from Marvel fans, many others praised the filmmaker for his lifelong devotion to preserving cinema and its value as an art form while some argued that streaming has helped make the films of directors like Fellini and Kurosawa more accessible than they have ever been.
Scorsese’s passion for preserving the art of film and the language around it is important.
Can’t believe Scorsese arguing against the biggest media conglomerates in the world hoarding film libraries is controversial, imagine the mind disagreeing with thishttps://t.
People like Scorsese aren’t gatekeepers.
They invite you in with their knowledge and taste, and you can watch more or less everything they recommend whenever you feel like it.
I agree with Scorsese, but one amazing development of the streaming era is the sheer level of amazing access to classic film.
— Film at Lincoln Center (@FilmLinc) February 16, 2021.
Scorsese is set to begin shooting on his next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” for release later this year.