Critics say cinema is dead but people go on making movies.
Why this rush to ring down the curtain?
Because it's only once a thing is definitely over that it becomes graspable.
You need a corpse before you can perform an autopsy.
And while there's life in the old girl you can't make pronouncements like "The cinema is this" or "The novel is that"- because there's always the chance that the next thing to be released or published is going to negate all your assumptions.