Sunday, 9 March 2014

the extinction of 35mm film and films deserving our time ?

The Film industry (Hollywood) has released films after films. Some are destined to be high grossing (Formulaic?), while others targeted at the Academy Awards. This year, surprisingly, Samsung, Ellen Degeneres and possibly the pizza boy turned out to be the winners of the award show.

As movie became more and more digital (non 35mm film), and our society becoming more dependent on technology, Ellen invited ten plus A listers to participate in a "selfie"(can anyone actually memorise who is in the "selfie"?) with the soon to launch Samsung Galaxy S5 (although she was seen switching back to her iPhone in back stage). When star of Hunger Game complained of hunger for last year's show, Ellen cleverly solved the issue by ordering pizzas and gladly bringing the fortunate pizza boy to the stage. Did we all love the relaxed tone Ellen supplied for this years' show ?

I have decided to go off track a little bit, but 2013 has been a very good year for films and I haven't watched and enjoyed as many films in such short time span. Blue Jasmine, Gravity, Wolf of Wall Street, Her, Captain Phillips, Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club, are all incredible and enjoyable movies on their own.