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James Gray: Cinema In Rough Shape

At the Venice Film Festival The Lost City of Z and We Own the Night director James Gray was out promoting his new sci-fi movie Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt.

While talking with Deadline to promote the film’s premiere and the discussion at one point turned toward the future of cinema and what scares him most. His answer is that he’s decidedly worried about studios becoming less risky with their product not just in terms of creativity but in terms of marketing and releasing films that fall outside familiar IPs:

“Well, I’m alarmed about what I see. Because for me, the cinema – at least the mainstream commercial cinema – is in an utterly perilous state. It’s very frightening.”

Speaking of familiar IPs, just because it’s familiar, doesn’t necessarily mean it may be good either…