Cats reissued: a shiver down the spine

I read with dismay that a new version of the film Cats has been sent out to cinemas after it started its run.  And digging deeper I read that the film was only completed five days before its theatrical release.

Because the world is now digital, tight deadlines are technically possible but aren’t they very, very irresponsible?  Imagine the pressure on the post-production teams, the distributors, the Director.    If only a picture can be given the space and time it needs – within reason – to come together isn’t that better for everyone, not least its audience?

Stress and creativity aren’t good bedfellows … fingers crossed for creatives everywhere that this is a one-off and not the shape of things to come.