sexta-feira, 16 de junho de 2017
Six Ways to Fight For Film
No seu mais recente número, e a propósito da estreia próxima de DUNKIRK (realizado pelo aficionado da película Christopher Nolan), a revista Little White Lies partilha um manifesto, assinado pelos três elementos do The Badlands Collective, no qual se discursa sobre o futuro do filme em celulóide e de como será possível combater a extinção do formato em seis "simples tácticas de resistência":
1. SHOOT ON FILM!
"Shooting film is an addictive, rewarding process. You can be satisfied not only by the whirring noise of the camera, but by being part of a special club of people who are finding fresh ways to use old technology."
2. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA!
"Get involved, see prints when you can, and think about starting your own independent programming group."
3. APPRECIATE PRACTICAL EFFECTS!
"When visual effects are captured in camera, an emotional connection is created – from the craftspeople, the actors and the filmmakers interacting with them – and that transmits to the audience."
4. CELEBRATE THE CINEMATOGRAPHER’S ART!
"In the days before digital images were instantly viewable on set, a cinematographer was in fact regarded as something of an alchemist, whose knowledge of film sensitivity, lenses and lighting was crucial."
5. UNDERSTAND HOW FILM IS ARCHIVED!
"If someone says film is an obsolete technology, correct them: it’s important to spread understanding that as long as archival film stock is being produced, we are keeping cinema alive for future generations."
6. EMBRACE THE ROMANCE!
"Cinema is a magic trick."
[Texto e imagens: Little White Lies, May-June 2017 issue.]