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Leonardo DiCaprio Says 'Some Dark Ages Coming Up' For Cinema!

Leonardo DiCaprio Says 'Some Dark Ages Coming Up' For Cinema!

Leonardo DiCaprio keeps it cool and casual while meeting up with his longtime pal Tobey Maguire and other friends for a boys’ night out on Monday (June 1) in West Hollywood.

During a recent interview with Esquire magazine, the 44-year-old Oscar-winning actor opened up about how he thinks the “dark ages” are coming for the industry due to streaming services.

“I don’t want to act as if I’ve been around since f***ing silent cinema, but I see this as a huge shift in the way movies are going to get done, what gets financing,” Leo expressed. “The studio system has tons of content, libraries of things that they can make movies of, but in a lot of ways they are hemorrhaging.”

“They’ve become — much like in the twenties — these corporate empires that have taken over the artistic vein of movie making. We’re now in an era when there’s a flush of cash into streaming,” Leonardo continued. “Now I do see a lot of chances being taken for story lines, certainly documentaries, certainly giving some artists opportunities to make out-of-the-box story lines that I don’t think 10 years ago would have been possible. But these types of films that Quentin is doing are also becoming endangered species.”

“I’m not saying celebrate this movie, but let’s celebrate filmmakers who are still holding on to the craft of making movies, and let’s hope that in that transition into whatever this is going to be, this type of filmmaking will still exist,” Leonardo concluded. “There are some dark ages coming up.”

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  • mahbelle

    He’s absolutely right.

  • Curt Noydb

    Hey Leo, You are an amazing actor, without question a gifted thespian. However, Game of Thrones was a movie, Chernobyl was a movie ( and an actual nightmare) in fact all are just about movies whether sci-fi, fantasy, documentary, rom-com, etc. So the industry isn’t dying, just the old iconic theater. Why pay for over priced seats and food when you can enjoy it in the comfort of your home or mobile devices? Sorry, technology changes, the art changes…its called progress.

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO!!!
    YOU HAVE TO MOVE YOUR FUCKING ASSES PUTAS!!!!

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  • FerCat

    Cinema has so much time constraints that there’s barely enough for story telling in between ginormous CGI action set pieces.

  • Jo

    He’s right.

    Spielberg has made the same argument with mage backlash, but Leo has phrased it far more tactfully and artfully.

  • Jo

    Good point too.

    But the cinematic experience was a spur to fantasy and community engagement.

    There were once TV movies and movie movies.
    Soon they’ll be the same.

  • Jo

    There are storytelling outputs,

    They just tend to flop hard.

    I can’t blame studios for opting for cheaper screening with original content.

  • andi

    Yes, he is . There is a magical experience going to see a great movie on the big screen.

  • disqus_lsuX3BJkwT

    Leo and camila last night dining at nobu. Funny how @ Leorises did not share that . ( she is so p!athetic. ) She is hiding that camila is pregnant. Jordan Belfort (real one) was there, too. and it’s not vinny with Leo at boys night out . is Judah !!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2933ec2b76a7048d9e46e65ae512f96bc7ff377bfa3bb31bc16451ada255a726.jpg

  • andi

    Some movies do belong on streaming services. The great ones deserve the big screen!

  • Still Together

    https://miro.medium.com/max/3150/1*uh-iaRyF-dH5JPgP8m4CeQ.jpeg

    Easy to say when only blockbusters and movies stars are financed.

  • Still Together
  • mahbelle

    Seriously. While commuting I see people watching movies on their phones and I just don’t get it. The screens are so small.

  • andi

    Really? I could never watch a movie on my phone.

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  • YouAreBastards

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  • YouAreBastards

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE COME BACK HERE AND WANTED ME TO COME BACK HERE JUST TO KEEP PLAYING YOUR FUCKING GAMES AGAIN WHEN YOU TOLD ME THAT JUNE WAS THE LAST MONTH.
    IF YOU WERE HONEST E CORRECT PEOPLE YOU WOULD HAVE HAD EVERYTHING READY FOR THE 1st OF JULY, WITHOUT ANY FUCKING FURTHER DELAY.

  • andi

    I am very excited to see Once Upon a time in Hollywood on the big screen. I saw the previews on the big screen and it looks amazing. Elton John’s movie and Black Panther, would not have had the same affect watching on a laptop. Leo has a very valid point!

  • andi

    You offer nothing relevant to what we are discussing. Take your nonsense and disappear!

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    👍👍There are certain movies & documentaries, which are meant to be on the big screen. And I say this as someone who HATES 3D!

  • YouAreBastards

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  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    I don’t get it either. You watched stuff on your phone cause it was dodgy, 👀👀 or super short. Not actually to kick back and enjoy.

  • YouAreBastards

    THE ONLY DARK AGES WILL BE FOR DICAPRIO. MARK MY WORD, PSYCHOPATHS.

  • YouAreBastards

    VAFFANCULO

  • YouAreBastards

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  • YouAreBastards

    SUNSHINE PIECE OF SHIT, OR SO THEY SAID…BUT CONSIDERING ALL THE LIES YOU HAVE BEEN SAYING..

  • YouAreBastards

    THE USUAL PUTAS WHO ARE BACK WITH DIFFERENT NICKNAMES.
    YOU NEVER STOP LYING AND DECEIVING.

  • LeoRises

    The industry is definitely changing. It will be interesting to see where cinema goes in 10 to 20 years. When well reviewed films like booksmart, the long shot cant find an audience, studios are going to choose to just release these films on streaming sites. People are only showing up for “event” movies like superhero movies or disney movies. Also there are no more true movie stars with the exception of a few. I think Leo may be last true movie star we have left. But I dont see anyone from the younger generation becoming the next Denzel, Leo, or Julia. I dont even think the younger generation cares about movies. They can sit at home, stream a movie while tweeting about it. Movies like Rocketman, Yesterday are doing well because the older audience showed up to watch it.

  • YouAreBastards

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  • YouAreBastards

    YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THIS BOARD FOR EVER AND EVER. WHATEVER YOU DO HERE IS TO ATTRACT SOMEONE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND ENTRAP THEM AND HARMING THEM IN THE PROCESS TO OBTAIN WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT.
    YOU MUST LEAVECTHIS FUCKING PLACE, PSYCHOPATHS.

  • YouAreBastards

    I DON’T FUCKING UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE STARTING THIS SHIT ALL OVER AGAIN.
    YOU-MUST-LEAVE-THIS-FUCKING BOARD.

  • YouAreBastards

    DON’T SPAM MY NO-SENSE COMMENTS BASTARDS.
    I AM TIRED TO REPLY TO YOU AT ALL AND I REPLY WHAT FUCK I WANT NOT TO WASTE MY TIME.

    YOU GET IT???

  • YouAreBastards

    IT’S THREE YEARS AND 8 MONTHS THAT I AM COMING ON THIS FUCKING BOARD TO WRITE ALWAYS THE SAME SHIT YOU NEVER LISTEN: MOVE YOUR FUCKING ASSES PSYCHOPATHS!!!

  • YouAreBastards

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  • YouAreBastards

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    DO YOU GET IT?
    NOW, MOVE YOUR FUCKING ASSES FOR THE 653324678995432235 TIME.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From BZ – thanks!
    Leo’s foundation is teaming up with Steve Jobs widow, Powell Jobs and investor and philanthropist Brian Sheth, to start The Earth Alliance to protect ecosystems and wildlife, ensure climate justice, support renewable energy and secure indigenous rights.
    https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/leonardo-dicaprio-co-chair-earth-alliance-1203258073/

  • andi

    You are correct. The young kids just want to stay at their computers all day and watch Netflix. I love the big screen and for the really great movies I have to see them like that. There are very few people now that go. I saw Pet Sematary and was the only one in the theater. Rocketman had more. I hope Leo fights for this cause!

  • andi

    LMAO get a life dude. U are seriously deranged!

  • TheRandyBender

    Leo thinks that way because he cannot land a big time model to be his real/fake GF. They realize they do not need to be seen with him to promote themselves. I mean no one cares who Camila is and he seems to not want to be with her. If he wants so headlines he should actually act like he wants to bang Cami in public.

  • mahbelle

    There is a complete moron here.