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 ..