‘Nomadland’ Dp Calls Out Quentin Tarantino for Slamming Digital Cinematography
Quentin Tarantino’s preference for shooting on celluloid and aversion to digital cinematography have been well-documented over the years.
At a press conference at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where “Pulp Fiction” was the only film to be screened in 35mm, he went so far to say, “As far as I’m concerned, digital projection is the death of cinema.
The fact that most films aren’t presented in 35mm means that the world is lost.
Digital projection is just television in cinema.”Well, “Nomadland” cinematographer Joshua James Richards has an answer for that.
He helped his partner and collaborator, director Chloé Zhao, shoot that once-secret road movie (now a major Academy Awards contender) on a low budget and primarily with a cast of nonprofessional actors.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, he called out Tarantino for slamming digital cinema, and argued that it actually enables low-budget filmmakers like
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