In una breve e appassionata lettera al Washington Post, Christopher Nolan ha speso parole affettuose e importanti, per tutti i lavoratori della filiera distributiva e per tutti coloro che possiedono una sala cinematografica, improvvisamente chiusa, in questo brutto tempo di distanziamento sociale.
L’industria del cinema non è fatta solo di star e glamour: “When people think about movies, their minds first go to the stars, the studios, the glamour. But the movie business is about everybody: the people working the concession stands, running the equipment, taking tickets, booking movies, selling advertising and cleaning bathrooms in local theaters. Regular people, many paid hourly wages rather than a salary, earn a living running the most affordable and democratic of our community gathering places”.
L’idea di mettere in competizione le diverse forme distributive, per Nolan è un grave errore: “Journalists too often pit forms of entertainment against each other as if they were in some Darwinian competition for people’s attention. This misses the point. People love to experience stories, because whether they are doing it together or alone, film, television, novels and games engage our emotions and provide us with catharsis”.
Il bisogno di nuove storie e di condividerle, non terminerà con questa crisi: “When this crisis passes, the need for collective human engagement, the need to live and love and laugh and cry together,will be more powerful than ever […] Maybe, like me, you thought you were going to the movies for surround sound, or Goobers, or soda and popcorn, or movie stars. But we weren’t. We were there for each other.”
La trovate integralmente qui.