If you’re not watching movies in the cinema, you’re not watching them the way the filmmaker intended. Or at least that’s what Ridley Scott says:
In my view, the only way to see a film remains the way the filmmaker intended: inside a large movie theater with great sound and pristine picture. Music and dialogue that doesn’t fully reproduce the soundtrack of the original loses an essential element for its appreciation. Simply put, the film loses its power.
This is an interesting perspective, and increasingly Western audiences are able to replicate, or at least approach, movie theater quality picture and sound at home. At least, that’s the potential. But how do we really watch our movies? Continue reading