Director Steven Spielberg told an audience Monday at the International Emmys board of directors meeting, “in a free-ranging hour of interview with former NBC News correspondent Garrick Utley [amid] questions from the audience, [that Apple’s] iPod video may be all the rage, but count his films out from tailoring his films to fit the small screen,” Paul J. Gough reports for The Hollywood Reporter.
“‘That’s one medium where I have to draw the line,’ he said. ‘We’ll shoot for television and the movies and let there be a wide gap’ between that and the small 3-inch screen. He also said that he felt that people are social animals who will choose to go out to a movie rather than watch a show on widescreen,” Gough reports. “‘I don’t think movie theaters will ever go away,’ Spielberg said.”
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Just make the movies and TV shows, Mr. Spielberg, and we’ll watch them however you choose shoot them. We wonder what percentage of people watch movies they’ve purchased from Apple’s ITunes Store on their computer monitors and larger screens vs. their iPods. Most would probably tend to watch them on bigger screens and save a movie/TV show or two for the plane flight or train ride to work, if we had to guess. How do you watch your iTunes Store video content mostly? On your iPod, via iTunes on a larger monitor, or do you use Apple’s $19 iPod AV Cable to connect your iPod to a television set?
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