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With a majority of moviegoers not even realizes that the film that is going to be projected could be a print film reel or a digital copy of the film on a disc, should it be wrong to have one format completely replace the other? Ever since 1892, 35-millimeter celluloid print films were the dominant form of technology in the film industry for making and distributing movies (Alan). Since the early 21st century, film experts and filmmakers alike have started an film industry war on whether or not film should be shot and released digitally or should stay in a cherished tradition made more than a century ago. As time went on and technology for film grew, digital formatted cinema became more popular for general filmmakers due to the accessibility of buying a digital camera and ease of filming and editing an entire movie more efficiently. This ease of making a digital movie allowed digital filming equipment products to be opened on the market for the general public, which is why independent films have been more publicly shown. Serious artistic filmmakers who see film as a form of art instead of pure entertainment however are passionate about shooting with print. When shooting on print, these types of filmmakers feels connected to the past and the people who pioneer an art form that lasted the generation and conquered the test of time. Modern time and modern development however has been a larger challenge. With past equipment being a modern burden, theaters embracing the current technology time have provided them, the ability of remastering and restoring older classics, and many companies are already changing their direction, digitally formatted films is the only choice for modern film ranging from small independent films to large blockbu... ... middle of paper ... ...m Dead, Will Classic Movies Ever Look the Same Again?" The Atlantic. The Atlantic, 22 Nov. 2012: n. pag. Web. 30 Oct. 2013. Eisenberg, Mike. "Movie Technology: The Continuing Battle of Film Vs. Digital." Screen Rant. Kofi Outlaw and Rob Keyes, ed. Screen Rant, 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2013. Leopold, Todd. “Film to Digital: Seeing Movies in a New Light.” CNN. Jeff Zucker, ed. CNN, 3 June 2011. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. Lowe, Kinsey. "Cinema’s Digital Takeover: The Decline And Fall Of Film As We Have Known It." Deadline Hollywood. Nikki Finke, ed. PMC, 4 Feb. 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2013. McMillan, Graeme. "The End of Celluloid Reel Films Is Near, Warn Industry Insiders." Digital Trends. Micah Abrams, ed. Digital Trends, 18 Apr. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2013. Varenas, R.C. "Film Vs. Digital: Do Labels Matter?" Film Slate Magazine. Jamie Paszko, ed. Film Slate Magazine, n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.
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