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Denis Villeneuve Thinks Movies Have Too Much Talking

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | February 26, 2024 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | February 26, 2024 |


It’s been a minute since we’ve heard a wild hot take from a bonafide cinema auteur, so here’s Denis Villeneuve complaining that movies today have been “corrupted by television” and have too much talking. “Frankly, I hate dialogue,” he said. “I don’t remember movies because of a good line, I remember movies because of a strong image.” In fairness, the guy is one of the best visual directors of our time, but also, what? (Variety)

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