tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle March 10, 2020 6:45pm-7:00pm CET
we begin with the ongoing battle between hollywood and streaming services netflix amazon and the others have now infiltrated the oscars the golden globes of the like i think you have a more nominations for the big budget movies they've been making of course keeping people sofas rather than going out to the cinema all day is there room for everyone in this major part of the entertainment business. marriage story a great family drama i know what. the irishman martin scorsese's 3 hour gangster epic starring robert de niro films were hard to find in munich's movie theaters after their release nearly all the city's cinema operators refused to show them part of an ongoing battle in the film business. and that's netflix has no respect for cinemas as places we don't take part in netflix releases because i don't want to be exploited by an internet company for
internet content. christiane fire has run our house cinemas in munich for years he also lobbies on behalf of more than $300.00 cinema operators and they are angry they say netflix is breaking the golden rule that films are made 1st and foremost for the cinema and are shown exclusively on movie screens for at least 4 months after release and only then are they shown on t.v. or streaming services netflix puts its productions online 2 weeks after they're in theaters and many theater operators see that as an existential threat. but not all of them are taking part in the boycott a few munich cinemas are screening the netflix productions like the irishman although it had been available on netflix for 2 months by the time of this screening many moviegoers deliberately chose to see it on the big screen. it's the same at the cinema run by. while his colleagues say they won't show netflix
productions out of a love of cinema he shows them because he loves cinema. the government from front on from the beginning i intended to run the cinema the way i wanted to and to show films that i want to see on the big screen and that my audience wants to see i have lovely big screens in my theatres and then there's a film like the irishman which has images that work well and leave a strong impression when shown on a big screen i think it would be absurd not to show it in a movie theater. read it for me for the trip sort. of its newest cinema was recently chosen as the best in bavaria he says cinemas will survive not because it's the only way to see movies but because it's the best way to see the. bard college mark krueger joins me now we've seen the opinion differing opinions from 2 cinema owners but what about what about the people who make the movies
whether they're making movies for hollywood or the streaming services want to very think well i think they just think what great because that means more contracts new possibilities of course the streaming services make quick decisions they are willing to take risks and of course the filmmakers left of course especially in germany there are very rigid structures and if a director wants to make a movie for example for a very young audience there are a few rules and more possibilities and well even harder with the people are just following the money this is a good show even marty scorsese for example the only way to realize that i was from and what the corporation for that flakes hollywood wouldn't give him the money so he did he made the dia and on the other hand it was very important for him that this film was also shown in the cinemas because he said please please please don't look at it please because this is. something the filmmakers also have to deal with
and these streaming services seem to have sort of you know huge budgets seem to be unstoppable and they are aggressively looking at new markets as well they phoned one of course in india they trying to reach new consumers there in that country and there in india we see those pictures of people watching movies. on their phones which scorsese is so afraid of. markets with its $1400000000.00 population and countless film fans but there's also this great competition there already dozens of subscription subscription streaming service isn't in yet so netflix and amazon are offering more for less money than in the west so it should be very a very golden age for entertainment in india and it's the fastest growing market right now briefly don't like to mention it but i guess the coronavirus isn't helping cinemas right now the virus is making a very hard time for the cinema people are just staying at home watching netflix
and not going into the cinemas because of the feel of affection. and even the james bond movies not very disappointed not very time to die so no time for james bones lots of probably cultural events generally it must be said micah thanks very much. moving on to an exhibition called beyond the black out looks at how the movement of people back and forth across the atlantic in particular joining the time of the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries has influenced arts and culture down the years in this case how it has shaken the work of the for contemporary artists exhibiting in the german city of hanover. this installation bathed in green light is called nocturnal kinship and is by artist sundra gina.
i could start with talking about this variation for it was based on research for 60 elephants in kenya this elephants that they were following within the span of 3 years becoming life animals as a way to avoid poachers so as you can see with the. sculptures you don't see their faces i'm using hoodies and that is a way of transferring this survivors or the threat that he is from this elephants to possibly way of thinking of the human body. it's one of the works in the exhibition beyond the black atlantic at the concert for ryan hanover the show's title derives from an academic theory about the diversity of black culture and its exchange of ideas and influences across eras and national borders the concept centers on the peoples who was subjected to the atlantic slave trade trying to
generational trauma that continues to influence artists to this day all of the works in the exhibition deal with racism in some way whether directly or indirectly the artists themselves are wary of being labeled as making black art but at the same time identity is a topic that keeps a rising for instance in the pictures of a lawless self from new york. striking car launches arresting and challenging. the fame of body is my main subject i think partially mostly because of the body which i have it so it's been it's been a way for me to speak very very sincerely about and i don't i mean. i also used to be in our body and also with the racialized body to kind of speak about larger humanistic concerns or accidental concerns. the object of our looks back at us with
self assurance. but the idea behind having the figure comprised of many parts is really meant to mimic how once i did any functions in reality. i magine that the 1st person is a very sick spirit and so is very various moments and together all of those. different parts of themselves collapse into one body or you want to imagine the body as being a container vessel for a host of different experiences as opposed to 5 years the side is concerned. the concept of ambiguousness of fixed identities is an illusion in the last room there's another work by saundra. it's quiet shimmering and beautiful that stands for itself but at the same time challenges for us to reflect on their own way of looking at things. i'm now
a french interior designer an architect who specializes in converting historical buildings that were originally used for something else into hotels. comes from a family of architects who are passionate about bob market and contemporary design after winning a prestigious architecture prize and wells 1st solo commission was to repurpose a paris hotel and he's never looked back since. the grand hotel in the. don't feel it nowhere that has transformed an 18th century hospital building into a martin luxury hotel. the former hospital with its imposing dome is a unesco world heritage site the conversion had to be done with extreme care contrasts play off the past and present choli and the lamps we call old fashioned nurse's bonnets and traditional dion silk is juxtaposed with contemporary motifs
and old medical books. one look at that for a hospital bill it's. actually fairly deluxe and throughout the building you see a kind of contrast between rich and poor poor. john philip new era has he has office in a town near paris he specializes in redesigning hotels for over 30 years. when i design a hotel i imagine that i'm planning the 1st shots of a movie sometimes you're drawn into a film by the very 1st seems by the editing the music it's the same with the hotel that i try to introduce the guests to this atmosphere and they take on a role in the film so to speak. while they fit in. one of his best known projects is the otello morley tour. in western paris it was originally built
as a swimming pool complex in 1029 in the style after it closed down in the 1990 s. its walls become a canvas for graffiti artists when remodelling it. incorporated the buildings colorful history into his concept. as with all my projects is ended up a blend of the various styles from different eras deco merges with street art and it's quite interesting what surprises that creates. also designed the interior of the paris a 5 star hotel. in the 1930 s. it was a telecommunications building now it's a luxury pucci cosell. back in the latest job is done for the mosque transformation. but one thing is certain the next historical building is already waiting to be awakened from its long.
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