Soolsma wrote:Probably so. Next to people obviously having more time on their hands to watch home media, giants like e.g. Disney and AT&T (Warner, HBO), have all geared up to focus more on streaming. Logically, this would mean that also Netflix has to invest even more to keep competing. I'm just not sure why they'd invest bigtime in David Lynch. Though his work is timeless and bound to be a cult hit and will probably garner viewers over many years to come.
That all sounds right to me. As far as Netflix investing in Lynch, I think it's easy to overlook just how much Netflix actually cares about their auteurs. Thankfully it's a major part of their business, from forking over 50 mil to Bong Joon-ho to make an environmental protest movie about a pig to giving Cuaron the same for a personal passion project to giving three times as much to Scorsese for The Irishman. I think for them it all balances out in the end, and it doesn't surprise me that after the critical success of The Return that they'd court Lynch.