The question is no longer ‘is the future of cinema digital?’
Clearly, the future of cinema is digital. Digital is an amazing new medium, versatile, democratic, cheap and with a huge potential to create an exciting new cinema.
But it is not film. Digital differs in every aspect: in production, enormously in post-production, in quality, in how it is made, shown, received and experienced.
It is a different medium.
So the question should be: does the future of cinema have to be exclusively digital?
And the industry surely must start answering no. Surely the future of cinema needs to be both?
Film is not dead. Film will only die if it is murdered.
It is time for the film industry to move on from this polarized and polarizing discussion.
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