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Dr. Strangelove is one of 13 digitally restored classics

to be digitally projected at Film Forum starting Friday

As David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson wrap their series, "Pandora's digital box," Film Forum launches another on Friday, This Is Dcp. Leah Churner in a preview for the Voice: "Formalized in 2005 by a collective of the six major studios in Hollywood, the Digital Cinema Package, or Dcp, has replaced 35mm as the standard format for theatrical exhibition. It's a set of high-definition video files delivered on a hard drive encrypted with copyright protection, and it plugs into a system of proprietary servers, software, and projectors. Today, two-thirds of American theaters have converted to Dcp."

Churner's overview is a fine snapshot of what Bordwell calls "the Great Digital Changeover," and Churner cites his observation that, in her words, "one of the odder circumstances of the digital age is that as restoration gets easier, conservation gets harder. »

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