Sunday, April 15, 2012

Film is in serious trouble article in LA Weekly

I've ranted and raved about the possibility of a digital landscape when it comes to the way movies are made and screened on more than one occasion on CineRobot. It's not exactly news, but this lengthy article in LA Weekly has really kicked me square in the gut. I thought it would be years and years into the future before the studios, in their infinite wisdom to save themselves money, will willingly choose to destroy the art form that has made them wealthy beyond imagination for, I don't know, a hundred years or so. I guess they want to be richer than they already are. Read the article HERE if you want the cold, hard truth. If you love seeing movies on film rather than soulless digital formats, it's going to be a painful read.


The Dude said...

There may be a silver lining (read justice) in this sad tale and it could be the "law of unintended consequences." In their wisdom to save a buck they nay find the situation much like publishing. Producers and directors may find that the studios serve no economic or productive purpose in a digital world where they can deal directly with the customer.

This sounds like a script idea. Go ahead and give it a shot, I don't have a patent on it.

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

Yes, but by then, will it be too late for film to make a comeback? Will the theatres ditch the equipment that they've used for decades?