Dustin Hoffman Says Film In Worst State Ever

Speaking with British newspaper The Independent, legendary actor Dustin Hoffman has revealed that he thinks the movie industry is in its worst state ever.

A big part of that he attributes to the lack of time spent on both script development and shooting, along with squeezed budgets, but at the same time he thinks creativity wise there’s a far better place to be right now – television:

“I think right now television is the best that it’s ever been, and I think that it’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it, it’s the worst.

It’s hard to believe you can do good work for the little amount of money these days. 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, that is all – and yet it was 100 days of shooting.”

Hoffman made his directorial debut with 2012’s “Quartet” and says he thinks the main reason he hasn’t been offered more opportunities to direct is simple – money: “I don’t think that has anything to do with whether you are good or not; it’s just about whether your films make money or not.”

Source: Variety