“My view is that the best avenue of growth for the movie industry is... to make better movies.
Better movies, but from whose point of view – who goes to them today, whose bums on seats?
“In the last 12 months I was more or less forced to buy a 3D-capable TV because lesser models were missing features that I did want. I've no plans to ever watch 3D at home because it is completely at odds with how I watch the TV at home. I doubt that I'm the only one faced with that issue but yet my sale is counted as contributing towards the growth of the 3D market at home. Go figure.”
Well, my new tv offers 3D, but though I would buy the specs, there’s what on offer without paying for yet more channels? I already have hundreds of the mothers and end up watching a maximum selection of around five, mainly BBC 4 and BBC HD, with Aljazeera for the news. The vast horde of ‘product’ is shit, and that’s the killer, not format choices.
Regarding the viewing statistics based on seating position: when I went to the movies, invariably only to the back seats, the movies were the last things I and anyone else in those seats were looking at. Yet another example of basing research figures on flawed data.