Christopher Nolan Urges Hollywood to Step Up Efforts to Preserve Film

Christopher Nolan Urges Hollywood to Step Up Efforts to Preserve Film

One month after Kodak announced deals with the Hollywood studios to keep film alive — at least for the foreseeable future — Nolan addresses the issues: “It’s very important to support film now.”

In February, the Hollywood studios inked deals with Kodak to keep film alive, for at least the foreseeable future. But speaking Sunday at an event presented by the Getty Research Institute, film proponent Christopher Nolan warned that more still needs to be done to preserve the medium and argued that Hollywood shouldn’t position film against new digital technologies but rather find a place where they can co-exist.

Nolan and visual artist Tacita Dean argued these points during a panel moderated by Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “We need film projectors and film prints — forever,” Nolan said, relating that film is a different medium compared with digital, and the issue comes down to creative choice. “If you want the choice, it’s very important to support film now. Filmmakers are going out of their way to shoot film and talk about it. We want to see a world where there’s a choice; it’s important to preserve it for future generations.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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