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by Paula Bernstein
October 14, 2013 12:23 PM
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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Need to Read: 'Her' Explores Our Relationship to Technology, 'Gone Girl' Camera and More

Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

1. Gone Girl: David Fincher told Southeast Missourian that he plans to use the new DRAGON sensor from RED to shoot his upcoming "Gone Girl." "We are working with at least a six-pack of the new Dragon cameras that they've built. For a digital camera, they see sunlight really well. They're the next evolution of the epic," Fincher told the paper.

2. Her: Spike Jonze's "Her," which closed The New York Film Festival on Friday night, is being heralded as one of the best studio films of the year (by our own Eric Kohn). It's also an exploration of our relationship to technology and how it changes our relationship to each other.  "Her" is both a well-rounded commercial romance and a capricious exploration of technology's impact on identity in the information age," writes Kohn.

3. iTunes: Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of Top 10 (Indie) Movies in iTunes (this list combines rentals and purchases). This week, "Stuck in Love" and "The Bling Ring" top the list. Read the whole list here.

4. Netflix: Netflix is negotiating with several cable operators about making its streaming service available on cable set-top boxes, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. "For years, several U.S. pay-TV providers have been fearful of a linkup with Netflix, worrying the online TV service could lure eyeballs away from their own video services. But some cable operators have warmed to the idea, in part because of improved set-top-box technology and because they believe Netflix users are more likely to buy more expensive, faster broadband connections," reports The Journal. In the UK, Virgin bought a Netflix license for all of its subscribers late this summer.

5. Spike Lee: "And Da Pundits Said It Couldn't Be Done," Spike Lee posted on Instagram along with a photo of a clapboard marking the end of production on his Kickstarter-funded film, "Da Blood of Jesus." What began as a seemingly misguided effort in crowdfunding turned into an example of how to get the job done. Read all about it here.

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