by NPR Staff.
In his new book, New Yorkerfilm critic David Denby bemoans what digital and global filmmaking has done to the industry. “[Movies] have to play in Bangkok and Bangalore … as well as Bangor, Maine,” he says. “The local flavor has gone out of them.”
According to David Denby, 1979’s Apocalypse Now came “out of a movie world so different from our own that sitting through it again is almost a masochistic experience.”
The New Yorker film critic clearly loves movies, but in his new book, Do the Movies Have a Future?, he argues that complex films like Apocalypse Now are becoming more and more of a rarity. Denby joins NPR’s Rachel Martin to discuss promising directors, what it means to be a film critic and the future of film.
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