Of course he's right!
I don't get how these people (crew) don't get it. A lot of people are dying because of COVID-19, a lot bussines are getting either temporary close or shut down for good due to this pandemic, and this people can't f*** follow simple rules?
As Cruise told them: this is their industry and if they get shut down they won't be able to make the money that would put food on their tables or paying their dues.
What's so f*** difficult to understand?
I loved the essay!
Thanks for sharing!!
One thing I would like to point out is, when ever we see a movie on a screen inside a movie theatre, getting reasons like you have mentioned above, like:
"When a critic attributes a film's shortcomings to the screenwriter, for example, what if unbeknownst to the critic it was heavily rewritten by the director? A DP may have carried a lot of weight for an insecure director. The producers may have had their film re-cut by the studio after audience testing. An uncredited writer may have been responsible for pivotal changes. An editor may have pieced together a heralded performance in the edit room. If you weren't there, you don't know!"
To me, is way too easy to excuse a filmmaker based on this!
Is not professional and is kind of ridiculous to expect getting simpathy from the audiance giving them these kind of excuses!
The film presented before our eyes is what whoever was in charge decided to show. If Nolan's name is in it, he should complaing about it then, but that should've happened before the movie release, not after!
Or what they would do? Stand at the exit of the movie theatre and apologize to each person who went to see the picture while explaning what was their "initial" intention to show that wasn't in it?