Sunday, October 26, 2014

Quentin Tarantino and Digital Filmmaking

Quentin Tarantino and Digital Filmmaking
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most well-known and respected Hollywood filmmakers of our time. His series of popular movies have built him an empire of stylized filmmaking with a loyal and massive fan base. Tarantino is a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He has received two golden globe awards as well as two academy awards. His films such as "Reservoir Dogs," which is still considered by masses to be the best independent film released in the United States, exemplify his gunnies. Tarantino’s films are a collage of popular American and foreign cinematic styles.
Tarantino has recently made public his contempt and distaste for the industry shifting from the conventional film to the more pragmatic and cost efficient digital medium of filming. Tarantino believes shooting 35mm film is the heart of cinema. The filmmaker has stated that, “ … the cinema I knew is dead.” Although Tarantino agrees that digital filmmaking allows knew beginner, low budget filmmakers to make their own projects and has rapidly increased the quantity of content being released. But the issue there that he can’t seem to comprehend is why professional filmmakers are shooting on digital. The filmmaker continues to stating the experience of 35mm films is completely different and much more aesthetically pleasing than digital.  
Tarantino’s little optimism has lead him to believe that this is possibly just a, “woozy romantic period for the film industry.”

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