Oscar Winner Dustin Hoffman says Cinema Is ‘Worst It Has Been in 50 Years’

© Rex Dustin Hoffman in 2013
© Rex Dustin Hoffman in 2013

Two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman has criticized the current state of cinema, saying it’s at its lowest point in the half a century that he has been working.

“I think right now, television is the best that’s it ever been, and I think it’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it, it’s the worst,” he said in an interview with U.K. newspaper The Independent.

Hoffman’s cinematic issues appear to stem from the increasing financial demands on directors to complete their films more quickly, pressures he says weren’t there when he first started out in the industry.

“It’s hard to believe you can do good work for the little amount of money these days,” he said. “We did The Graduate and that film still sustains. It had a wonderful script that they spent three years on, and an exceptional director with an exceptional cast and crew, but it was a small movie, four walls and actors, and yet it was 100 days of shooting.”

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter | Alex Ritman