[Tig] Paramount calls time on 35mm

Carl Skaff carl at stopp.se
Tue Jan 21 20:45:25 GMT 2014

I'm surprised that this was the first Hollywood film to be distributed in

I'm not sure. But I would actually be surprised if ANY of the Swedish films
where last year was distributed as Print... I would believe that most was
actually mastered in HD and stored on an HDSR before making a 2K-DCP.

But that's probably due to havering (almost) a monopoly on the Theaters. So
once they decided to go Digital, the whole country swapped to Digital.

How are other 'domestic' markets around the world?
Any French DI-people here to comment?
Anyone from any developing countries that can comment? I can imagine that
even though it might be cheaper to go all digital in the long run, I
suppose it needs a big investment up front to get it going.



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21 jan 2014 kl. 19:00 skrev Jean-Clement Soret <jean-c at moving-picture.com>:

Why would studios bother with film prints, they are expensive to make and
deliver, digital projection is pretty good anyway. The article suggest that
35mm is all gone, well...not for acquisition a number of DP's and directors
are not convinced that digital is always better, they are right. Captain
Phillips, Mandela (I graded that one) and a few others were shot on film
and it really shows on the screen.

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From: Paul Korver [paul at cinelicious.tv]

What I find deceptive about this article and the one in Variety discussing
"the end of film" is that, while yes, the end of distributing on film is
nigh, shooting on film (where "the beauty of film" is acquired) is alive
and well and seeing a resurgence.

The end of another era.

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