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YouTube threat to creativity, says actor
December 06, 2012
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SINGAPORE: French actor Sophie Marceau said on Wednesday the growing appetite for content created by new media such as YouTube and cable television posed a threat to creative and original filmmaking.

Speaking at a French film festival news conference in Singapore, the Braveheart and James Bond actress said the need to feed popular new media platforms may cause filmmakers to make uninspired and uniform movies.

“The only thing that I’m a little bit afraid of is the uniformity, the standardisation of movies because it’s so accessible now,” Marceau, 46, said.

“I think cinema should also sometimes bring new ideas, open people’s eyes on certain subjects or realities. A movie is not just a movie, you know,” she added.

“Making movies... OK so what? To fill the cable TVs and YouTube? No. I think behind that it should be meaningful, it should be a real point of view from a director, from somebody who absolutely wants to say something.”

Marceau was in Singapore to promote her latest film, the romantic French comedy Happiness Never Comes Alone.

New media platforms offering video content such as YouTube have seen a surge in popularity in recent years.

Agence France-Presse

 

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