Saturday, May 24, 2014

Quentin Tarantino Believes Digital Projection is the Death of Cinema.

In some ways Quentin Tarantino is correct about the way we now display films in a public forum.  But, as a populations, we've come to expect crystal clear films at home and "we" want the same when we pay $10 or more at a Theatre.

Do you think Cinema is dead?
I know that the desire to rush to a theatre to see a film has dimmed in my own personal life.  I find, more and more that I say, I'll wait for to come to Netflix.

 Most people I know don't even buy DVD's or Blu-rays anymore.  Now, that's not the case with me, I love owning a film for my collection.  But, again, even that love has slimmed.  Maybe it's just that films aren't that exciting anymore?  Maybe I don't see the same public push for gritty films like 'Pulp Fiction' had.  Tarantino has a knack for making people want to see his films and that isn't the case with most directors.

 I notice more and more that the same types of films are released in a theatrical setting and I rarely have friends who will go to see anything at a movie theatre.  I miss it.  I miss the sound of the 35mm film projector spinning at the back of the theatre.  I miss the anticipation to see a film.  I don't think we will ever get that back and maybe a lot of that has to do with how quickly film studios are able to put a film in a cinema and then crank it out on DVD, On-Demand and Blu-ray across the world.

 I don't think film is dead.  I just think creativity is stifled by how quickly the audience can buy or ignore a new film.  If digital projection wouldn't have become the social norm, maybe then there would still be a desire to go see a movie in a theatre?

You can watch the 48min press conference below.

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