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Robin R Probyn

Member Since 25 Jun 2008
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In Topic: Could Digital Kill Film?

Today, 12:13 PM

I never claimed that Early Summer was great simply because it was shot on film. However, I'm sure Ozu would be a proponent of keeping film around. My point was that a "flawed" celluloid experience can feel more alive than a digital one using 3d to heighten its impact. Celluloid is alive perhaps because of its imperfections...much like life itself. People are saying something similar about vinyl as it's making a come back. Certainly, I have seen digital films that are beautiful and digital can be sublime - Life of Pi comes to mind - but humanity will be losing something precious if it loses celluloid as a medium. 

 

Humanity will be losing something precious .. ?  come on.. we are talking about movies here.. a good movie is a good movie.. a bad one a bad one.. for many reasons.. very low down the list is what its originated on..really you would rather watch a flawed movie shoot on film..because its like life.. thats really going down the rabbit hole.. don't lose any sleep .. humanity will be fine without film as it is without vinyl .. which is not making any sort of come back.. this old chestnut again :).. 


In Topic: Could Digital Kill Film?

Today, 05:35 AM

Well I just saw a very old print of Ozu's Early Summer (black & white) - full of scratches and flaws and it was beautifully ALIVE. The characters were so alive I felt I was in the room with them. I felt nothing like that in Avatar even as multi colored 3d bugs flew out at me. I left the theater again praying we don't lose film. Someone noted that film is like a painting because it exists in the physical realm...it is like a painting in other ways too.

 

 Its think its more to do with the subject matter ..Ozu,s films were about real people..incidentally a mandate by the US occupation.. and Avatar is sci fi escapism .. as is most Hollywood fare ..economic depression .. 30,s Shirley Temple.. now Comic book movies ..doesn't matter what its shot on.. film or digital should never be the reason for a film being good or bad.. 


In Topic: Could Digital Kill Film?

13 July 2018 - 08:40 PM

I've had my first demerit point on cinematography.com. I've made it to the big time. Get used to the fact that people think differently to you. If you can't handle that you are really weak. Difference is life. It's good.

 

Damn commie pinko film lovers ..


In Topic: Could Digital Kill Film?

12 July 2018 - 06:03 PM

Digital is a great tool but it's ephemeral in the end. Film is like a painting. It's real.

 

 

.. what does that mean.. they are just movies.. some really crap ones are, and have been.. shot on film and some master pieces are shot digitally.. 


In Topic: The Lost History of Cooke Lenses

12 July 2018 - 05:58 PM

A friend has passed on this link for the OP

 

http://www.reduser.n...maScope-Baltars


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