I read this news a while back, but from this year onwards, the major movie camera companies are ceasing production and will make digital movie cameras from now on. I am not knowledgeable enough to pinpoint the difference it will make, but I know it will. I love the idea of film reels, especially having seen Cinema Paradiso recently. There's something so unique and true cinema about them. I suppose the change is good, and everything will be in HD, but I don't know.
It's not just this, but for about half a year now I have been trying to find a vinyl record player in my city, and there seem to be none left. We can get the really old gramophone ones, with the wind-y things, but not the nice electronic ones as no one makes them anymore. Also I desperately want a super 8 camera, but those are obsolete too.
I know I can order them online, but it's just weird to think I can't find them in a place as metropolitan as Calcutta. I just feel it is sad many of these really cool things are not so common anymore. Then again, is it my golden age thinking getting in the way? Should I take a trip to Paris soon and get rid of all my obsession with the past, or would I miss these things even if I was around when they were in vogue? And do others my age feel similarly?
Also, to come around a full circle, is this the end of cinema as we know it, and what are the pros and cons?
So many questions.