Vital Part of American Social Life: Tenet’s Chris Nolan Stresses on the Importance of Theaters, Amid Corona Crisis

The director of Tenet had written an essay which was published in The Washington Post, highlighting theaters’ relevance

Tenet’s Chris Nolan Stresses on the Importance of Theaters, in his essay (Image credit: thehollywoodreporter.com)

The apocalyptic situation, which now has wrapped the entire planet in its grip has affected every professional field. But the entertainment and film industry have also been badly hit due to the Coronavirus crisis. And seems like for the next months to come, there won’t be any new film releasing in theaters, worldwide.

Currently, there are speculations going on across the internet on the future of the traditional format of releasing movies in theaters, if the current Covid 19 phase continues for longer period than expected. Although there’s nothing to worry about it much, several big companies are thinking of approaching new ways of releasing new films, as an alternative solution.

Amid the growing corona crisis, Christopher Nolan, the director of classics like Inception and Interstellar, and the upcoming Tenet, had written an essay, recently, which was published in The Washington Post. In the op-ed, he stressed on the importance of theaters and why they are essential to cinematic experience. He wrote that they are a “vital part of American social life” while requesting the government for their revival when the global threat is over.

"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."

He also mentioned that anticipation generated by the promise for new movies will surely boost the local economies and will also contribute to America’s national economy as well.

Theater employees need the help of the government and various studios must form an alliance with each other, he wrote in the essay.
Around 150,000 people having jobs in the film industry, have been affected by the ongoing pandemic in the world, he added.

Coming as a positive hope for all the fans and lovers of traditional theatrical format of watching movies, this essay by the Dark Knight filmmaker really gives the much-needed support to the argument of why theaters are and will always be crucial for a perfect cinematic experience.

Nolan’s upcoming and highly awaited project Tenet is scheduled to release in the summer of 2020, on July 17. But with the current situation still far from getting over, it might be changed by Warner Bros., it's distributing studio.
Tenet, a sci-fi drama, stars David Washington along with Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh, among others.

Source: thewashingtonpost.com

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