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Nothing that is any good can be called 'content'

Declan Lynch


In an essay on the film director Federico Fellini in the latest issue of Harper's magazine, Martin Scorsese has a few things to say about "content" - about the use of that word to describe "all moving images: a David Lean movie, a cat video, a Super Bowl commercial, a superhero sequel, a series episode".

He writes that "the art of cinema is being systematically devalued, sidelined, demeaned, and reduced to its lowest common denominator" by this sinister corporate concept of "content".

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