The Get Out and Us director was asked about the debate at a recent event in New York City.
In early October, Scorsese was asked if he watches Marvel movies and gave the following response.
I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.
The director’s comments incited a debate about what constitutes cinema, with some people siding with Scorsese while other argued against him. Scorsese proceeded to follow-up his remarks with an op-ed in the New York Times. At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City, Peele was asked about the debate.
“I’m not particularly engaged in the ‘What is cinema, what isn’t cinema?’ conversation,” Peele said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “My definition of film and what my movie experience is, is movies that you can go and have a theatrical experience, a shared experience with the audience [and] go through emotions: cheers, tears, laughs.”
“Those are the movies I’m trying to make, quite frankly. I’m very focused on something that you need to go out to the theater to see while it’s out there because it’s something different, he continued, before saying that what he primarily wants to see in the film industry is “more original material in the theater.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter