Christopher Nolan’s Doesn’t Appear To Be A Fan of Netflix’s Film Strategy

During a recent interview with IndieWire, Christopher Nolan advised he didn’t plan on working with Netflix any time soon, as he felt their film strategy was “pointless.” Here are some highlights from that interview:

On Netflix’s film release strategy: “Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films. They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re not even getting in the game, and I think they’re missing a huge opportunity.”

On how Amazon is different: “You can see that Amazon is very clearly happy to not make that same mistake. The theaters have a 90-day window. It’s a perfectly usable model. It’s terrific.”

On Netflix offering creative freedom: “I think the investment that Netflix is putting into interesting filmmakers and interesting projects would be more admirable if it weren’t being used as some kind of bizarre leverage against shutting down theaters. It’s so pointless. I don’t really get it.”