Hedy Lamarr’s life has always been the subject of movies. The fact that he played the first nude scene in the history of the movie was a matter of discussion at that time. She was married to Friedrich Mandl, a wealthy munitions manufacturer with ties to Nazi Germany. Rumor has it that the first steps of becoming an inventor were taken at the scientific meetings he attended with his wife during this period.
Lamarr, who died in 2000, has never received compensation or reward in his lifetime. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame only in 2014. Hedy Lamarr, who did not receive a formal engineering education throughout her life, showed what a woman could do when she wanted, in the darkness of that period.
The competition between movie theaters and digital broadcasting platforms has intensified recently. Especially with the sharp rise of Netflix, the studios went to different paths and the atmosphere was tense. However, the emerging COVID-19 crisis turned the conditions of the industry into almost completely different ways.
The situation in which movie theaters are negatively affected in the last way upsets some movie lovers. Because, witnessing the change of a tradition, the audience also wonders about the winner of the war. So who will win the competition between technology and tradition? Let’s examine it together.
Can digital platforms beat movie theaters?
With the advancement of technology, it has evolved into different areas in many sectors. While the final product reaching the user was made simpler each time, simplicity and functionality were also prioritized. Cinema and filmmaking, which are important building blocks of the entertainment industry, were less and positively affected by these developments. While more beautiful films were shot with the developing technology, the newest model products were waiting for the audience in the theaters. However, the new breakthroughs that started with Netflix recently brought a different topic of discussion.
Services that focus on offering more content by charging subscription fees from users have great financial advantages. Fees, which can be equivalent to the cost of a monthly movie ticket, also attract the attention of movie lovers. Under normal circumstances, the productions would not feel this disadvantage too much because they were first broadcast in the cinema. However, the fact that the halls were completely closed during the epidemic pushed the big studios to make very aggressive moves.
Actors start suing studios
For a long time, the movies that were only broadcast on the internet, also relieved the movie lovers. The fact that people can watch the latest productions from their homes has also started to annoy movie theater owners. As a matter of fact, the venues that were gradually opened in 2021 as before, no longer compete with each other, but only with broadcast platforms. For example, the arrival of the highly anticipated Black Widow movie to Disney+ and movie theaters at the same time caused great controversy. In fact, the lawsuit filed by the lead Scarlett Johansson against Disney tightened the ropes.