Patty Jenkins is right: nothing can replace the joy of watching a film on the big screen | Rebecca Nicholson

The Wonder Woman director warned that the pleasure of cinema-going could be lost forever thanks to Covid-19

There is a certain advert on television at the moment, maybe more than one, for a make of mobile phone or a service provider, which promises a free music streaming subscription if you sign up.

I can’t remember whose ad it is, because a low-level red mist descends whenever I hear it being offered. It is such a small thing to feel outrage over, particularly now, but music has already been devalued, then devalued again, particularly for those who make it. It devalues it even more to turn it into a free gift, as if it were just an inconsequential plastic toy, stuck to the front of a child’s magazine.

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