Tra­volta: Net­flix is killing cin­ema

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

NET­FLIX and other TV stream­ing ser­vices are turn­ing cin­ema into a ‘vin­tage genre’, John tra­volta warned yes­ter­day.

the ac­tor, pic­tured, said big-screen films were no longer ‘as sought-af­ter’ thanks to big-bud­get tele­vi­sion dra­mas.

Both Net­flix and Ama­zon Prime are mak­ing multi-mil­lion-pound se­ries, such as the Crown.

tra­volta, 64, told an au­di­ence at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val that tele­vi­sion had shaken up Hol­ly­wood, adding: ‘it’s not so good for us who have es­tab­lished our­selves in hu­man drama on the big screen, be­cause they’re not as sought af­ter, those dra­mas and types of movies.

‘We’re try­ing to hold on to a kind of vin­tage genre on the big screen.’

tra­volta, whose ma­jor movies in­clude Satur­day Night Fever and Pulp Fic­tion, said act­ing had been changed so much by on­line TV that A-lis­ters could take TV roles with­out it dam­ag­ing their ca­reer, adding: ‘the old rules... have gone right out the win­dow.’

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