On Celluloid Film: Steven Spielberg

World renowned director Steven Spielberg talks about his thoughts on celluloid film and how it affects his art of movie-making.

Steven Spielberg on set image via Britannica

Steven Spielberg is best known for his blockbuster movies, such as E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and many more. With some companies halting the production of film, here’s what Steven Spielberg has to say:

“My favourite and preferred step between imagination and image is a strip of photochemistry that can be held, twisted, folded, looked at with the naked eye, or projected on to a surface for others to see. It has a scent and it is imperfect. If you get too close to the moving image, it’s like impressionist art. And if you stand back, it can be utterly photorealistic. You can watch the grain, which I like to think of as the visible, erratic molecules of a new creative language. After all, this “stuff” of dreams is mankind’s most original medium, and dates back to 1895. Today, its years are numbered, but I will remain loyal to this analogue artform until the last lab closes.” – via The Guardian UK

on the set of ‘Jaws’ image via Tumblr: Julia Segal

In 2002, he came up with the idea to release an extended version of his 1982 film, E.T. Some of the scenes on the film were digitally altered. After the re-release of the film, he changed his mind about the decision.

“[In the future] there’s going to be no more digital enhancements or digital additions to anything based on any film I direct. I’m not going to do any corrections digitally to even wires that show…At this point right now I think letting movies exist in the era, with all the flaws and all of the flourishes, is a wonderful way to mark time and mark history.” – via Collider

Steven on the set of ‘Jurassic Park’ image via This is Pure Beauty
Steven with E.T. image via Wong 168

Indeed, any flaws brought about by shooting in film as opposed to filming digitally, give character to the movie. We can say that these imperfections are what makes the film… perfect.

Steven on the set of ‘Indiana Jones’ image via Lanoche Intermitente

Sources:
The Guardian UK
Collider

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written by jeanmendoza on 2011-11-11 in #lifestyle #director #celluloid #on-celluloid-film #movie #steven-spielberg #film

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