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Maybe this geekily precise, Keanu Reeves-fronted documentary fretting over the death of celluloid needs to give digital its due

Here is a geekily precise specialist documentary presented by Keanu Reeves, interviewing a range of film-makers including David Lynch and Martin Scorsese, on the relentless march of digital technology. Is film dead? And should we care? It zooms in on the technical trees, but maybe sometimes fails to pull back and look at the forest of larger issues: has digital made a real difference to the quality or quantity of movies available to regular cinemagoers? Certainly, the staggering advances in quality, affordability and portability have made a difference to film-makers, summed up by Steven Soderbergh here: "I wanted to call Film and say: 'I met someone.'"

Digital caused some startling novelties at the beginning of the last decade, such as the Dogme 95 movement, and the cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle »

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