Face- Off: "Old School" Film vs "New Age" Digital

by urbanemovies | created - 27 Dec 2015 | updated - 13 Feb 2017 | Public

In recent years, studios have largely converted to using digital cinematography to make movies, while theater chains mostly use digital projectors to show them to moviegoers. Do you support the continued use of analog film stock or do you prefer all digital film-making?

Which format do you prefer to watch a new release or re-release of an old classic in when you go to the theater: Analog Film-Projection or Digital Movie Cinema Package?

Cast your vote here or Discuss the topic here.

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1. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 466,656 | Gross: $54.12M

Analog Filmmaking - Analog Film Projection

I am a celluloid warrior. I am old school preferring to watch movies shot on film stock and shown on movie projectors. I support the efforts of filmmakers and revival movie exhibitors to keep this format alive. I believe film-making is a craft and an art form and film stock is the superior format. I think movies shot and shown on film should continue to be viewed as they were intended. I believe filmmakers should the option to use either. I support directors Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and Paul Thomas Anderson in their fight to keep film alive.

2. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,069,476 | Gross: $760.51M

Digital Filmmaking - Digital Cinema Package

I am a digital futurist. It is the dawn of a new age, digital cinematography and digital projection are the wave of the future. I believe they are here to stay, as we must look forward and not backward. I support filmmakers, studios, and exhibitors conversion of movie theaters to digital projectors. I believe technological advances will soon make digital the superior format. I think the cost savings and convenience justify its current use despite some quality differences. I support directors George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and James Cameron in embracing all digital film-making.



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