DCI requires that exhibitors moving to the DCI platform *must* remove 35mm
projection capabilities from their booth, that is
in order to be in compliance. It's commercial interests working to advance
in short time to the new platform.

Makes me think of what happened in the US with public rail transportation
in the US (1920-1950). National City Lines buying up
trolley and other rail companies and shutting them down to quickly advance
the transition to the use of diesel buses for public transportation.

Business can improve when removing alternatives that are viewed as
competing with your product. And what a great idea to replace trolleys with
stinky, loud and often dangerously driven buses (a bus driver killed four
pedestrians in Portland last year, apparently because the driver did not
see them in the crosswalk).

Portland, is now re-building the rail infrastructure it tore out years ago.
And at an enormous cost.

The upside? It's a good time to pick up Century and Simplex 35mm projectors
for your small theater. Set-up a booth to comply with
FIAF standards and source prints from archives and specialty distributors
for small audience public presentation.




On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Freya <freya...@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> I'm quite skeptical about all these reports about the death of film we are
> suddenly seeing. They seem to  frequently turn out to have little substance
> to them on further examination.
> Aside from which, that last article seems to be more about the death of
> cinema and the rise of video projection, than 35mm film per se. I'd suggest
> it's more written from the point of view that the united states is the
> whole world than first world arrogance per se.
>
> It's interesting to notice that News Corp were implicated in that article
> too.
> Check out this classic News Corp letter thats doing the rounds at the
> moment!
> It's got that perfect mix of friendlyness and vaguely threatening going on
> that News Corp do so well. Sort of "you WILL comply or we will make things
> very difficult for you!"
>
> http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f16/t000949.html
>
> I'm suspecting that many of these recent articles are planted for
> commercial reasons.
>
> love
>
> Freya
>
>
>
>
>
> --- On *Wed, 11/16/11, Alex McCarron <alex.mccar...@gmail.com>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Alex McCarron <alex.mccar...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] MSNBC: "Report: 35mm film will be dead by 2015"
> To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <frameworks@jonasmekasfilms.com>
> Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:00 PM
>
> That's a hell of a spin. Do they have the money to keep Kodak in business?
> I'd figure it would be more likely small theaters in India would be
> snatching up nicer consumer grade projectors from Best Buy Bombay as
> quality improves and expectations for quality drops and a point of
> acceptable mediocrity is reached which seems to be the trend for culture of
> the future.
>
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Jay Hudson 
> <jkh30...@gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=jkh30...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> I can't tolerate any more of these reports.  They are generally based
> on first world arrogance.  Little theaters in India don't have to
> money to sufficiently cool digital projectors.   Here it is certainly
> the near future, but there is a wider world out there.
>
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM, David Tetzlaff 
> <djte...@gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=djte...@gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> > Citing somethine called "IHS Screen Digest Cinema Intelligence
> Service"...
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/6oz7gl4
> >
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