Charles Basenga Kiyanda

Old vs. New

I saw “Public Enemies” and I must admit that the only thing I could think of during the whole movie was “Was this entire movie shot in digital?”

The answer? It appears it was.

I’m not sure why I found the visual look of the film so disturbing. It kept distracting me. I guess, at the beginning of new technology, it takes time for people to adapt to the new look. I wonder how long it will be before young people prefer the crisp, flawless look of digital video to film grain. Sort of a reverse ipod-mp3 effect.

I guess I would have sided with those people who thought the speaking movies were going to kill culture.

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