what if it was a million and the skin tones were bronzy?
Cute. . . .
Any serious reflections, or just less-than-serious ones? I work with this stuff every day, and every day someone tells me that their 5-MP something can out-resolve my 6x7 cm Mamiya RB because it doesn't have grain (incidentally, an RB has approximately 11x the res of 35mm anamorphic or academy). Now someone is telling me that some $400 (L/180) digital camera shoots better movies than a $3/4 of a million Panavision with Vision2 50D. Forgive me for still being skeptical of people touting consumer cameras over tried and true professional cameras with over a century of development behind them, coupled with over 11 decades of film emulsion advancement.
Getting even more down to basics, you could give a Panavision 65mm with a spy satellite lens to a 10-YO and he'd still probably not be able to make a movie. Why is it that that same 10-YO, armed with this aforementioned technology is suddenly a consumate artist with the experience necssary to top a 40-YO cinematographer who has ate, slept and dreampt movies all of his professional life?
It is, after all, the eyes behind the lens that tell the story, not the technolgy between that lens and that set of eyes.