December 1, 2015 at 7:40AM, Edited December 1, 7:41AM


How Quentin Tarantino is Keeping Film Alive with The Hateful Eight

Ah, the good ol’ digital vs film debate. Well you won’t get any of that in the article or podcast. With Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight coming out Dec 25, 2015, and it being shot on “Glorious 70mm,” there has been a lot of chatter about film again.

With filmmakers like Christopher Nolan shooting 35mm and IMAX on his latest film and JJ Abrams shooting Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 35 mm, film seems to still be an art form that many filmmakers are not ready to let go of just yet.

What Quentin Tarantino has done with The Hateful Eight is unique. He has brought back to life the Ultra Panavision 70 technique along with anamorphic 65mm lenses that haven’t been seen since the 60’s.

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I think this really doesn't change anything, kind of like how Mac users beg for attention and brag about superiority when over 90% of the world uses PC to the Mac 4% world wide use.

When do you hear about PC users bragging about their superiority?

So, right now film is still a presence, it is not superior, but is a choice for the time being.

The reality is hardly any film stocks are being made and there is no reliable processing and no research and development, so the options for film in movie making is greatly diminished from 20 yrs ago and choices and options are limited to just a few.
It is unlikely to change since film is unlikely to change and continue to decline, but doesn't have much farther to go until obsolete and digital will continue to progress and as the old time DP fade and new ones will only know digital.

The great thing despite the decline is that you have a choice and you can choose film if you want it, are willing to put up with the problems and can get the old cameras fixed. I don't think anyone is excited about film or waiting for the newest development in film and would be happy to have the options they had from 10 yrs ago.
I would like to think tho that film is like what Mark Twain said "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

February 1, 2016 at 4:15PM, Edited February 1, 4:15PM


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