In the wake of widely and rapidly spreading Coronavirus, people have been watching Warner Bros one of the best movies, Contagion. The film which released in 2011, was a fictional film based on a pandemic disease that kills 26 million people worldwide. So much so that Contagion has jumped to become the climbed up to the 2nd positing from 270 among its catalog titles. Not only that it has also started trending on Amazon Prime Video and has also popped up on iTunes top 10.
The 2017 Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight said that he watched the film with his girlfriend, Lulu Wang and was one of the people who liked the movie in the initial days. He told New York Times, “I paid $12.99 to watch a 10-year-old movie. I’ve never done that before. I was really curious to see how well it would line up to what is happening right now. It was shocking. It felt like I was watching a documentary that has all these movie stars playing real people.”
Talking about the film, the virus in the Soderbergh film, called MEV-1, started in Asia and is easily transmitted through touch. (Anyone who watches it will never look at a doorknob the same way again.) The first symptom is a hacking cough, reports NYTimes
The writer of Contagion, Scott Z. Burns, said, “These viruses are tracer bullets through our society. They illuminate a lot of the problems that we have. One of the things I didn’t anticipate was that we would have an issue with how truthful and on top of things our administration would be. I remember being most concerned that the spread of misinformation could be as prolific and dangerous as the virus.”
“I’m alarmed when people choose to ask a screenwriter for advice, rather than a doctor,” he added.
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