What has Damien Chazelle said about film critics? The press trashed Baabul and the film flopped at the box office.
Damien Chazelle talks about the critics who sabotage Babylon, The iconic director has responded to the negative criticism against his latest release. The film follows a fictionalized version of Bacchanalia in Hollywood during a time when silent films are transitioning to talkies, with a cast of characters played by stars including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart and Tobey Maguire. Was
Damien Chazelle’s film has been divisive and has only received an official score of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes. And that Babylon was nominated for five Golden Globes, Recently the director spoke to Insider about this. The film failed at the box office, crashing against Avatar: The Sense of Water.
Damien Chazelle reveals Babul’s negative reviews don’t bother him much, because once a project is released it belongs to the world and not the artist. He also explained that his intention with the film was to spark conversation, which requires being divisive. And he knew that the provocative story wasn’t going to please everyone.
Film director’s polite opinion
“I don’t pay much attention to it,” Damien Chazelle said of the bad reviews he received for his work on Babylon. “It’s interesting. When you make a product, I think it becomes something different. Once the filmmaker finishes the film, absolutely. It’s something for the public, and that includes the critics. To the whole world. And everyone is going to have a different opinion about the film. I think all those opinions are valid.
“In a way, it becomes the movie of the world,” Damien Chazelle continued to explain Babylon’s reception. “So I don’t think, although I think it’s okay that people do that, that filmmakers go back and touch up after the fact and all that. That’s okay, but I think, a certain More to the point, a movie represents a moment in time and history. It’s good to have something to encourage conversation and debate and lots of fierce opinions on both sides. We all knew the movie was going to upset some people , and I think that’s a good thing. More movies should do that.”