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    Joel Coen, Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofsky and More on Digital vs. Film

    The film vs. digital debate continues, even though advocates for both sides acknowledge upsides and downsides to both. Here's what some of your favorite filmmakers have to say on the subject.

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    How Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens Shot the Sundance Hits 'God Help the Girl' and 'Young Ones'

    The award-winning cinematographer talks about his two latest very different projects and his thoughts on working on digital and film.

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    Quentin Tarantino Ditches Digital and Takes Over Programming at New Beverly

    Quentin Tarantino, landlord of the venerable Los Angeles repertory cinema The New Beverly and now Head Programmer, is so anti-digital that when Michael Torgan, who ran day-to-day theater operations, installed a digital projector alongside the 35 mm projectors last June without Tarantino's knowledge,...

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    Martin Scorsese Rallies to Keep Film Stock Alive: 'Film is an art form'

    We can always count on Martin Scorsese to support the art of film -- and the production of film stock.

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    From the Big Stage to the Big Screen: Live Events at a Theater Near You

    Simon Russell Beale, one of the UK's most renowned stage actors, is currently bowing each night at the National Theatre in London's South Bank as the title character in Sam Mendes's production of "King Lear." For those of us on this side of the pond, it's a disappointment that the Atlantic is betwe...

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    A Studio Insider Gives His Take on Piracy and Hollywood's Refusal to Change

    In my recent article on the movie studios wearing blinders to piracy and the digital future, one very smart comment came in an email from a highly placed executive within the movie and television business. He has allowed me to quote him as long as I do not reveal his identity.

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    Cannes: Why Ken Loach Doesn't Want Cinema to Influence Society

    At 77, British filmmaker and Palme d'Or winner Ken Loach didn't disappoint with his latest film, "Jimmy's Hall," offering up what Indiewire's Eric Kohn described as his "most enjoyable effort in years" at the Cannes Film Festival today. He also didn't show any signs of waning during the press confer...

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    Why the Movie Studios Wear Blinders on Piracy and the Digital Future

    When a bull enters the ring, the matador pulls out a red cape and waves it in front of his eyes. Predictably the bull goes mad and charges toward the cape. He leaves all his better instincts behind. We all know how the bullfight ends. Not well for the bull.

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    Behind the High-Frame-Rate Restoration of 'Oklahoma!' Opening TCM Festival

    Given Peter Jackson and James Cameron's current embrace of high-frame-rate, there's an added importance to Fox's restoration of the roadshow "Oklahoma!," which opens the TCM Classic Film Fest tonight at the TCL Chinese IMAX Theater. In addition to being shot in Todd-AO large format, the beloved 1955...

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    Here's How Crowdfunding Rescued This Indie Movie Theater in NYC

    Thanks to a successful crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, the independently owned Brooklyn Heights Cinema can afford to transition to digital projection - and keep its doors open.

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