Gilles Vandenoostende

Hi, I'm Gilles Vandenoostende - designer, illustrator and digital busybody with a love of language, based in Ghent, Belgium.

RIP 35mm Film

In June, director Martin Scorsese tried to show his 1993 film The Age of Innocence at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Thelma Schoonmaker, Scorsese’s editor for the past 40 years and a three-time Oscar winner, called Grover Crisp, the senior VP of asset management at Sony, for a 35mm print. But Sony not only didn’t have a print, it couldn’t even make one.

Daniel Eagan writing for The Atlantic, paints a depressing picture of media obsolescence, and how digitization isn’t always the answer, considering the ever advancing nature of technology: films that were digitized years ago are already becoming dated in terms of resolution.

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