No cinema halls, only downloads in future, predicts Lynch

Monday, December 27, 2010

LONDON - Filmmaker David Lynch believes movies will eventually only be available to download from the internet in the future.

The “Mulholland Drive” director is a champion of new technology and believes the tradition of seeing new films in the cinema will soon become outdated, reports

Asked if he would ever release a film only via his website, Lynch said: “That’s where everything is heading very soon. It will just be downloads.”

Although Lynch doesn’t have a problem with downloading movies, he still believes it is magical to see a film on the big screen and it is something that can’t be recreated on smaller screens.

“It doesn’t matter how people get hold of a film; as long as they can see it in the right way it will still be beautiful. If people can see a film on a big screen with the lights low and good sound, then they still have the chance to enter another world,” he said.

“Some films do better on a small screen than others but if you saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ on a phone it would just be the most pathetic joke,” he added.

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