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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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