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Here are three paragraphs from a story by Bruce Kirkland, about David Cronenberg’s comments today about film switching over to digital. Cosmopolis is the first film that Cronenberg shot in digital.
“It’s interesting,” Cronenberg told a Telefilm Canada event at the Cannes Film Festival Monday, “because Cosmopolis is the first feature film that I’ve shot digitally. Which — believe me — is fine with me. I have no particular affection for film whatsoever, other than the smell when you open those film cans. Then I thought you could have a Kodak air freshener, Then that’s the best of the film (medium). You don’t need anything else.”
|From this Toronto Sun story [Stan Behal/QMI Agency file]|
Cronenberg’s startling comments came in a special panel session moderated by Toronto filmfest co-director Cameron Bailey. Under the title, Master and Son: Cronenbergs at Cannes, that put the 69-year-old David Cronenberg on stage with his 32-year-old filmmaking son Brandon Cronenberg. Both have films in official programs. “This is very first time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival that father and son have presented films in the same year,” Bailey announced.
But Cronenberg senior said the demise of film after 100-plus years is imminent and appropriate. “Actually, sound has been digital on film sets for many, many years; editing has been digital for many, many years. Really, it’s about time that film died its natural death and it’s doing that.” All film processing labs are closing, he added. In Toronto, for example, they already have.
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