Martin Scorcese knows why film is worth saving in a digital world

By Sam Byford

Kodak will keep on producing movie film in the near future, after several noted directors lobbied Hollywood studios into striking an agreement with the storied American company last week. But why is film worth saving in the first place, when digital technology makes major strides in convenience and quality every year? Legendary Taxi Driver and Raging Bull director Martin Scorcese has a few answers.

Scorcese, who himself switched to digital with The Wolf of Wall Street, has issued a passionate statement firmly in favor of preserving film, noting its “richer visual palette,” its reliable archival properties, and its important role in the history of cinema. “Would anyone dream of telling young artists to throw away their paints and…

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