CMU School of Drama

Thursday, July 31, 2014

How Four Directors Saved Film It’s no doubt just a delay of the inevitable. But secret negotiations between Eastman Kodak and the movie studios are saving motion-picture film. The talks unveiled by the Wall Street Journal‘s Ben Fritz today were the direct result of intense lobbying of Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, Universal, and The Weinstein Company by Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and JJ Abrams who all still want to shoot on film instead of going solely digital.

1 comment:

Jacob Wesson said...

Outside of theatre, I would say my largest passion is film. The main things that cause me to gravitate towards film are the intricate story-lines that can be woven due to a medium not restricted to the stage, as well as the ease of viewing sites like Netflix allow that live theatre just can't compare with. Being the amateur cinephile that I am, certain directors often pop up in film-related discussions constantly, four of which are mentioned in this article. I believe that these directors' commitment to film as a method for displaying movies is just as important as it is to have live music in a musical. Losing live music removes the artistry and the intimacy from a musical, just as filming digitally removes the grit and handmade quality printing on 35MM allows.