By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Kumail Nanjiani On The Funny

“Great rom-coms are about something. Sleepless in Seattle is really about grieving and moving on. And When Harry Met Sally is just a great account of two people and their relationship growing over a decade. It’s become a denigrated genre. In the 2000s, they were really churning them out so hard that the quality dropped. It’s like what happened with fantasy films. Studio execs were like, “Lord of the Rings! People want to see sword-and-dragon-type things!” No, people just want to see great stories. Hollywood always takes the wrong lesson from successes.”
Kumail Nanjiani On The Funny

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Feature films are suffering a kind of bad time right now, in my opinion, because the feature films that play in theaters are blockbusters. That seems to fill the theaters, but the art-house cinema is gone. If I made a feature film, it might play in L.A. and New York, a couple of other places, for a week in a little part of a cineplex, and then it would go who knows where. I built this to be on the big screen. It will be on a smaller screen, but it’s built for the big screen. You want a feature film to play on a big screen with big sound, and utilize all the best technology to make a world. It’s really tough after all that work to not get it in the theater. So I say that cable television is a new art house, and it’s good that it’s here.”
~ David Lynch

“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert