[Frameworks] Article: The Last film camera

Jay Hudson jkh30003 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 08:23:29 CDT 2011


Bolex still makes cameras

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:55 AM,  <Carlileb at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 10/13/2011 11:06:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> jack at jacktext.net writes:
>
> On 13/10/2011, at 2:55 AM, Lars Fuchs wrote:
>
> This isn't good news.
> http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/film-fading-to-black
>
>
>
> There's nothing more obsolete than last year's whiz-bang digital format. So
> film is going to be around for a long time.
>
> Just its utter simplicity is an advantage-- because the cumbersomeness of
> modern digital technology infects the artistry in no small degree. What we
> can hope for will happen, too-- these obsolete video formats will doom these
> works in the end which is great because most of this stuff is total crap.
> Has there ever been a worse age for movies? They're just big TV shows now.
>
> Those who cheer digital as a great improvement in things also remind me of
> the same people who make fun of physical books. Like, how many of these
> critics ever actually read them?
>
> One thing I don't understand, either. How come digital fans always insist on
> calling what they do "films"? It's never just "videos" to them.
>
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