Keanu Reeves: the future of cinema

by Peter D. Marshall

by Keanu Reeves.

I grew up with film. I understand how it can make you feel nostalgic. It stands for a halcyon past, like memories of your mother’s cooking. Celluloid is a fantastic, romantic medium. But technology is evolving fast, and in exciting ways. And that’s the reason I wanted to produce and present Side by Side, a documentary that asks how film-making is changing in the digital age.

The film tracks the losses and gains of Hollywood’s move to digital cinema. Over a year between 2010 and 2011 director Chris Kenneally and I spoke to dozens of film-makers about working in an industry that is in the process of reinventing itself. We heard how digital had enabled the imagination of directors such as James Cameron, David Fincher and David Lynch – helping them create new worlds in which to develop their style.

We also heard from directors such as Christopher Nolan, who was – at that point at least – unconvinced that digital could match up to the quality he had come to expect from film stock.

Read the rest of this article from The Guardian.

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