You Better Start Swimmin' Or You'll Sink Like A Stone: Investigate The Future Of Movies In The Side By Side Trailer
It's a worthwhile debate if you have any interest in the technological aspects of movies and where innovation is taking the art-form, but I have a feeling Side By Side is going to be heavily weighted in favor of one position. And it's not necessarily the wrong one. Take a look at the trailer and see what you think:
One thing I'll say for certain, I'm not a fan of some of the new televisions that remove any blur from a moving image, whether it was originally created digitally or not. The human eye simply doesn't work that way, and so the final product looks inherently unreal to our minds, thus forcing a separation from the viewer that takes them out of the fictional space they're meant to experience. From that aspect, the pursuit of digital perfection misses the point of why film itself is such a successful medium. But personally, in terms of the future of the art, I'm with Martin Scorsese. There's room enough for both film and digital in the movie making business, and it's up to the artists to use them effectively.
Really, though, I can't help but think of Bob Dylan:
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you're into that sort of thing). He hates any and all 3-D, and hopes the real future of movies lie in IMAX and theaters that serve beer, preferably both at the same time.
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