Wow ... this headline caught our attention. But American film critic and historian Leonard Maltin's Blog on Indiewire.com goes beyond the catchy headline and touches on some very relevant issues that filmmakers face today.
- Kodak motion picture film remains a viable option for both the established and the emerging filmmakers.
- Film is the only true archive medium. Movies are going to be lost to ‘digital nitrate’ because of lack of migrating in a timely fashion or because of the inevitable migration errors that always occur.
- Filmmakers need a choice. There are both an esthetic and a practical difference between working with a digital camera and shooting on film.
Maltin covers these topics in a pair of blog posts. The first featuring the thoughts of cinematographer John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back, Groundhog Day, As Good as It Gets) and the second with writer/director Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine)
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