Almodovar Slams U.s. Cinema
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has slammed contemporary U.S. cinema - because of it's "infantile" approach to filming.
The moviemaker insists the quality of new movies across the world is diminishing, but singles out America for criticism over its reliance on computer game-like sensibilities.
He says, "It's difficult to make a movie anywhere in Europe now. There is a general crisis of creation.
"In America, it's perhaps not a crisis in terms of creativity, but in terms of quality. The quality of films being made there is simply not comparable to those before the 1960s. This is more than just a juvenile audience, I think it's become infantile. More and more, these films seem like children's electronic toys, like Nintendo.
"The sense of danger than was present in films before 1970 has been lost."