"He has been among the most exciting arthouse film-makers of his generation. But the British film writer-director Peter Greenaway caused a stir at Korea's Pusan film festival yesterday by launching an attack on modern cinema and claiming the medium's days are numbered.
'If you shoot a dinosaur in the brain on Monday, it's tail is still waggling on Friday. Cinema is brain dead,' said Greenaway, who has shocked and delighted audiences, often simultaneously, with movies such as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Prospero's Books.
'Cinema's death date was 31 September 1983, when the remote-control zapper was introduced to the living room, because now cinema has to be interactive, multi-media art,' he told a director's masterclass."