Re: [Frameworks] Quo Vadis Celluloid?

From: Raymond Salvatore Harmon <>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:25:05 +0000

Though I have only had one cup of coffee I think this line just twisted my head off:

"I don't think using film or video or digital are moral issues. What 

matters is results. For a few filmmakers, there will be things that 

only film can do, but I suspect that this is not true of for most. You 

can even get filmic "flicker" with DLP, right? I don't think we should 

have mystical, or fetishistic, attachments to any particular media, 

but rather, explore the possibilities of whatever media we are able

 to use."

Fred, I couldn't agree more, but this is a huge departure from the stance that you have taken only a few years ago. How times have changed!

To Pip, the banks and the auto industry got bailouts for the simple reason that they pay lobbyists to have a say in the actions of the government. Kodak isn't paying any lobby firms, nor does it have the kind of infrastructure impact that these other industries have (according to the dept of labor stats over 750k people work in the auto industry in the US).

To be frank, the government (of the US) could care less about film preservation, or the arts and culture in general for that matter. Waiting for the kind of handout that banks got isn't going to help keep film alive. Film will likely go the way of beta and cassette. Its a technology that will fade in use as its replaced by newer technology. Think of it as technological evolution and enjoy making film on celluloid while you still can.

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