Digital Tech Didn’t Democratize the Film Industry
Paris Marx is joined by Will Tavlin to discuss the history of the film industry, how the digital revolution was promised to democratize film, and how it actually helped cement the power of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Will Tavlin is a writer and fact checker based in New York City. Follow Will on Twitter at @wtavlin.
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- Will wrote about how Hollywood killed celluloid film to empower itself for n+1.
- Paris wrote about the repeal of the Paramount Decrees and what tech companies are doing to cinema.
- Marvel films’ heavy reliance on CGI has downsides, and Disney is increasingly looking to making whole sets virtual, if not even the actors on them.
- David Noble wrote about ideas of technological progress in Progress Without People: New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of Resistance.