Director M. Night Shyamalan asks the audience not to watch Knock at the Door on iPad or other devices, but only at the cinema. And he explains why.
Arriva at the cinema on February 2nd the new, mysterious film by M. Night Shyamalan, Knocking at the door and the director asks the fans a small favor, namely to go to the theater and not to watch the film on the small screen of an iPad, a PC or even worse. So, if you thought you’d see it when it’s available in streaming on some site, know that the good Shyamalan won’t be happy with it and according to what he says he might be right to sell.
Why Knock on the Door must be seen at the cinema: Shyamalan tells us
There are films (all of them?), of course, which when seen on a small screen, even if in high definition, lose their meaning, but above all it is the home vision that penalizes attention that some stories require. In an interview with SFX, M. Night Shyamalanwho was recently in Rome to present the film to the press and the public, spoke about the problem in regards to his own Knocking at the door, which will arrive in cinemas on February 2 in Italy and February 3 in America. “I wish Knock on the Door was seen on an iPad as you hit the treadmill (a habit many have, it seems). ‘No,’ the director asked and replied, then added: ‘I want to be extremely clear; the audience is dying to go to the cinema to see some good movies…it’s all there. If Home Alone came out today, it would still be a huge hit. Same if Back to the Future came out today.”
This is not to say that Shyamalan is comparing his relatively small film to the blockbusters he mentioned, but he rightly highlights thecinema experience at the cinema: “There’s nothing like it, a group of 500 strangers getting together to see a story together, not doing other things at the same time but engaging. It’s a much deeper experience.” After all, if we think about it, how many times have we seen a film at home and then thought that it would certainly have been better to see it at the cinema? So Knocking at the door awaits you the day after tomorrow in the hall to relive this collective experience.
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