With Warner Bros. The controversial release date and month strategy for 2021 is certainly in the rearview mirror, the discussion around streaming versus the theatrical experience, however continues to raise wages. But filmmakers Joel Coen understands the power of home viewing options – and its impact on his career.
Currently doing press rounds for “Macbeth’s Tragedy,” Coen talked to LA time on topic. It’s a contest entry, as A24 releases “The Tragedy of Macbeth” in theaters on December 25, but the stylized new installment of the Shakespeare classic will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on May 14. first.
“When Ethan and I started, the studios were able to leverage revenue from ancillary markets like VHS as a financial balance to take on risk,” Coen said, noting that the image That revenue formula makes riskier movies seem like better financial bets.
“The important thing is that everyone who wants to see one of my movies in theaters can,” he continued. “But I was never one of those purists because one of the reasons I had a career was the home market, the people watching on TV. It was my responsibility to be able to make movies for 40 years. ”
He has a point. “The Big Lebowski” grossed only $18 million at the domestic box office in its first release in 1998. The fact that it became such a cultural force is no doubt because of the second life of movie in home video.
Other filmmakers have felt differently on the subject. Denis Villenueve beat Warner Bros. decision to make “Dune” available to stream at home on the same day it hits theaters — “There is absolutely no love for cinema here, nor is there an audience here,” he said — then downplayed his stance. when the discuss his recent green sequel, will have an exclusive 45-day theatrical window.
“For me, it was a non-negotiable condition,” Villeneuve said of the window. “But again, I love streaming. I use streaming all the time. I think it’s a great way to revisit movies or discover movies from the past that are no longer showing in theaters. But I still think contemporary films should have their chance. All movies need a proper release date.”
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/01/joel-coen-credits-home-viewing-for-his-career-1234689490/ Joel Coen Credits See homepage for his 40-year film career