2011 The Year in Movies

As 2012 beckons, let’s bid farewell to the year gone by. It’s been an eventful year in the movies. So here’s all the year-end news you should know before ushering in the New Year.

Bid Goodbye to Film

In what comes as probably the biggest change in Cinema in recent memory is that film will be a thing of the past. Movie theaters have been put on notice to have them convert all their projections to digital. Movie studios are mulling over a change to do away with shipping films on film stock, which are a huge expenditure and a logistical nightmare. Fox Studios is leading the change; it expects to go fully digital by the end of 2012. All other major players will also follow suit. The only other movies that we might see on film are IMAX and indie films. The younger generation might not understand the fuss behind the move, however it would be a landmark change in the way cinema has been viewed; the move can be compared with the previous decision to shift to color movies or the momentous move from silent cinema. However, as we all know ‘Change is constant and inevitable’.


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