John Travolta fears the future of cinema

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Speaking to Jonathan Ross at the BFI on Tuesday, John Travolta expressed his fear that cinema is being taken over by ‘gimmick films’.

He said: “I am a little worried because the kind of films I’ve loved over the years are diminishing by this new wave of financing in films. I’m doing my best to make the kind of movies I respect and I’m going out of my way to target them. But the honest truth is… I think we’ll see more gimmick films.”

“The heyday of humane stories and character driven stories are limited. It’s not that they’re over because good stories will always be told but they are becoming limited.”

He also paid his respects to the late James Gandolfini, saying: “He was one of those people who you would fall in love with the moment you met him.”

Flossie Topping is the former Editor-in-Chief of Critics Associated (2013-2015).