Celluloidicide

David Bordwell assess the victory of the digital cinema revolution. The conversion is nearly complete. Some small theaters are doing extremely well with digital; for some, the conversion is a lateral move – unable to run first run movies due to competing screens, but business is still stable; others struggle to convert or screen 35mm; […]

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David Bordwell Crushes the 3D Movement

By taking on James Cameron and George Lucas. Every word of this is worth reading. “Who Died and Made You King of the World?” My favorite line, “second, if these guys are so passionately committed to quality, why don’t they make better movies?”

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“It Ain’t the Meat (It’s the Motion): Thoughts on movie technique and movie criticism” Jim Emerson’s New Post

I haven’t digested this fully, yet, but this is what Jim Emerson does well. He spends a lot of time compiling quotes and mulling over his own understanding. Then he darts through them, coating himself in whatever detritus will stick, and passes out. At the very least, he provides loads of worthwhile perspectives and conversation […]

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