Are you willing to let film die off? How do you really feel?

Started Aug 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Are you willing to let film die off? How do you really feel?

Don Fraser wrote:

No choice about letting it die off.

It's very expensive to manufacture and the market has practically disappeared.

The end product is impermanent, more so than digital (and I don't want to get into the hoo-haw about that).

And the current generation has little knowledge of it or familiarity with it.

I'm afraid it's gone, as has monks slowly inscribing literature of various kinds into parchment scrolls.

Nonsense. I was in a film store last weekend, talking with the owner about various issues. I did not want to disrupt his business so told him to take care of his customers that showed up. We were constantly interrupted by people during the 1 hour I was there. And everyone was younger than I was. He sells a lot of film every week, enough to stay in business and put his kids through college. Further, in this mall there are about 4-5 other film shops right next to his, all selling and developing film.

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