by Michelle Kung.
Director Christopher Nolan is a well-known advocate of shooting movies on film as opposed to digital formats, and the filmmaker used a talk Saturday morning at the Produced By Conference in Los Angeles to reiterate his position.
“They’re called films, aren’t they?” said “The Dark Knight Rises” director in response to a question about why he prefers to use the more traditional medium.
He elaborated upon his preference by noting that shooting and watching movies on film is the “most analogous” to how the eyes actually see. Economic factors and consumer interests were driving the push to digital, not artistic merit, he said.
“I don’t want to be the R and D department [for studios and technology companies],” he said. “I don’t have any interest in the research into electronics. What interests me is to use the best technology and that is film.“
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