Book Chapter

Digital Cinemas

S Cubitt

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema | Routledge | Published : 2017


All contemporary cinema is digital. Analogue cinema still lives on in archives, specialist theatres and collections showing celluloid or nitrate film, but otherwise we make and view cinema digitally in the twenty-first century. Financing, production management and accounting, sound and image generation, recording and post-production, distribution, marketing, audience intelligence and critical response all use digital tools. In this sense, cinema is digital from conception to delivery. However, in many instances, digital tools make little difference: accountancy software is only a more efficient update of double-entry book-keeping. A script hammered out on a typewriter is not distinguishable ..

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