Home Forums Movies Will Nolan, PTA get left behind

Will Nolan, PTA get left behind

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
Created
5 years ago
Last Reply
5 years ago
9
replies
565
views
6
users
babypook
2
Trent
2
Malick
2
  • Malick
    Member
    Joined:
    Dec 24th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67882

    With every passing year it looks more and more likely that digital and 3D are the wave of the future. With 35mm film probably becoming obsolete in the near future. Several high profile directors have welcomed the change (Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese & James Cameron) but two have made it clear that they’re against it.

    So i pose this question to all.
    Do you think Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson will get left behind because both are unwilling to adapt to the inevitable change that is coming?? An will their future projects suffer because 35 mm has it’s limitations, while digital will only continue to grow and give those directors who use it the opportunity to a reach new heights, break new boundaries and advance the art form even further???

    Reply
    babypook
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 4th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67884

    No, I dont think either will be left behind. There could be something to be said about keeping up with ‘the times’; but there’s even more merit in staying true to your own, artistic vision.
    I realize that audiences go to movies for their own reasons, but the skill of these two directors (and writers) wont be denied in the future. At least, that’s what my cats tell me.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Carbon Based Lifeform
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jun 20th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67885

    Props to directors like Nolan and Anderson who resist the siren call of 3D technology. Personally I am always disappointed with the theatrical 3D experience, where the cheap polarized glasses make the picture look dank and murky and give me a headache. (The active shutter glasses for home theater deliver much better results.) Anyway, I really don’t care for projectiles flying at my face all that much. (Don’t laugh!) Until the 3D technology evolves to provide a better theatrical experience, I say skip ’em or wait for the home video version.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Renaton
    Member
    Joined:
    Jun 4th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67886

    The thing is not that 35mm will die, in my opinion. it’s just that digital is cheaper to film with. So obviously, digital is gonna take over. But there will always diretors shooting in 35mm or 16mm. It’s just gonna (unfortunately) become rare, as digital is more much accessible. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    dannyboy.
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 11th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67887

    Makes me respect them even that much more. However, if you can pull off the new waves of technology as well as Cameron, Scorsese, Pixar, etc. then I am all for it. Babypook was right on point that it all depends on the directors vision. Should one of them sacrifice that, and ultimately not put his or her heart in it, I believe it would be painfully obvious.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Trent
    Member
    Joined:
    May 14th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67888

    The two best directors working today, along with Quentin Tarantino (who also refuses to abandon 35mm)? Never.

    Anderson and Tarantino will thrive on the quality of their work, neither has yet to make a bad movie their entire career. Tarantino has a pack of devoted fanboys who will hopefully raise their children to be the same. PTA will have to rely on the critics.

    As for Nolan, as long as he retains his fandom from both the Batman films, his big-budget films like Inception and even his indie successes such as Memento, he will never be obselete. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    babypook
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 4th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67889

    “Tarantino has a pack of devoted fanboys who will hopefully raise their children to be the same.”

    Good one Trent.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Malick
    Member
    Joined:
    Dec 24th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67890

    Well said pook and trent.

    I wonder as the years go by if the pressure from big studios on the 3 mainly oppose to the change will get to a point where they give in.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Trent
    Member
    Joined:
    May 14th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67891

    Quentin Tarantino will never give in. I recall him being quoted as saying “as long as I’m alive, 35mm film will be used” or something like that.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Malick
    Member
    Joined:
    Dec 24th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #67892

    I totally believe he’d say that trent lol. If enough big names like Tarantino spoke out against digital i guess it could slow the transition. But we all know studios are in it for the money so whatever is cheaper is what they’ll be backing.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
Reply To: Will Nolan, PTA get left behind

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Similar Topics
PJ Edwards - Dec 14, 2017
Movies
John Sm... - Dec 13, 2017
Movies