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Side by Side -- The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.
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Writer:
Christopher Kenneally (written by)
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Release Date:
22 December 2012 (Japan) See more »
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a documentary about the science, art, and impact of digital cinema
Plot:
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Film or digital? You decide. See more (36 total) »

Cast

 

Derek Ambrosi ... Himself

Michael Ballhaus ... Himself

Andrzej Bartkowiak ... Himself

Dion Beebe ... Himself
Jill Bogdanowicz ... Herself

Danny Boyle ... Himself
Geoff Boyle ... Himself

James Cameron ... Himself
Michael Chapman ... Himself
Don Ciana ... Himself
Anne V. Coates ... Herself

Lorenzo di Bonaventura ... Himself

Anthony Dod Mantle ... Himself

Lena Dunham ... Herself
Jonathan Fawkner ... Himself

David Fincher ... Himself

Shruti Ganguly ... Herself

Greta Gerwig ... Herself

Geoffrey Gilmore ... Himself

Michael Goi ... Himself
Terry Haggar ... Himself

Charles Herzfeld ... Himself
Jim Jannard ... Himself

Gabriel Judet-Weinshel ... Himself
Caroline Kaplan ... Herself
Jason Kliot ... Himself
John Knoll ... Himself

Ellen Kuras ... Herself
Chris Lebenzon ... Himself

Barry Levinson ... Himself

Richard Linklater ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

David Lynch ... Himself

John Malkovich ... Himself

Darnell Martin ... Herself

John Mathieson ... Himself
Donald McAlpine ... Himself
Phil Meheux ... Himself

Reed Morano ... Herself
Walter Murch ... Himself

Dennis Muren ... Himself

Christopher Nolan ... Himself

Vince Pace ... Himself

Wally Pfister ... Himself
Michael E. Phillips ... Himself
Dick Pope ... Himself

Keanu Reeves ... Himself (Host)

Robert Rodriguez ... Himself

Tom Rothman ... Himself
Ted Schilowitz ... Himself

Joel Schumacher ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Sandi Sissel ... Herself

Steven Soderbergh ... Himself
Tim Stipan ... Himself

Vittorio Storaro ... Himself
Ed Stratmann ... Himself
David Stump ... Himself
David Tattersall ... Himself
Jost Vacano ... Himself
Adam Valdez ... Himself

Lars von Trier ... Himself

Andy Wachowski ... Himself

Lana Wachowski ... Herself
Timothy Webber ... Himself

Gary Winick ... Himself
Craig Wood ... Himself
Bradford Young ... Himself

Vilmos Zsigmond ... Himself

Directed by
Christopher Kenneally 
 
Writing credits
Christopher Kenneally (written by)

Produced by
Keanu Reeves .... producer
Justin Szlasa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Ryan 
Brendan Ryan 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Cassidy 
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Hearn 
Mike Long 
 
Makeup Department
Andie Michaels .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Tomasz Opasinski .... poster design
 
Sound Department
Erik Bailey .... sound editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Max Greene .... sound editor
Tom Ryan .... sound editor
Alex Soto .... sound editor
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Boyd .... online colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kyle Blackman .... camera operator
Travis Blackwell .... camera operator
Ivan Wood .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Charles Floyd .... animation
Anthony Kraus .... animation
 
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Kamil Dobrowolski .... assistant editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Brian Reali .... on-line producer
 
Music Department
Brendan Ryan .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Sylvia Cahill .... clearances co-ordinator
Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab .... assistant: Mr Reeves
Sandrine Magloire-Szlasa .... production assistant
Adelyn Navarro .... production assistant
Daniel B. Polin .... story consultant
Ashish Saboo .... transcriptions
Marc H. Simon .... distribution and fair use counsel
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel: Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP
Innes Smolansky .... production counsel
Thomas Strauss .... production coordinator
John Szlasa .... production assistant (as John D. Szlasa)
Janette Vecchiarelli .... production assistant
Ewelina Wesolowska .... production assistant
Ivan Wood .... production assistant
Max Wuttke .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Pamela Abdy .... special thanks
Dominick Aiello .... special thanks
Elizabeth Avellan .... special thanks
Eduardo Ballerini .... special thanks
Barry Bassett .... special thanks
Affonso Beato .... special thanks
Mark Benson .... special thanks
Mike Bergeron .... special thanks
Reid Burns .... special thanks
Enrique Chediak .... special thanks
Michael Cioni .... special thanks
Costa-Gavras .... special thanks
Amitanshu Das .... special thanks
Peter Dobson .... special thanks
Bruce Dorn .... special thanks
Bruno Dumont .... special thanks
James Eggleton .... special thanks
Ben Gervais .... special thanks
Todd Gustavson .... special thanks
James Harrison .... special thanks
Charles Herzfeld .... very special thanks
Robert Hoffman .... special thanks
Márk Jászberényi .... special thanks
Áron Jászberényi .... special thanks
Milan Krsljanin .... special thanks
Edward Lachman .... special thanks
Matt Livingston .... special thanks
Geoff Mansfield .... special thanks
Christian Manz .... special thanks
Eric McLeod .... special thanks
Bill Mead .... special thanks
Douglas C. Merrifield .... special thanks
Anastas N. Michos .... special thanks
Pierre Michoud .... special thanks
Claude Miller .... special thanks
Tak Miyagishima .... in memoriam (as Takuo 'Tak' Miyagishima)
James Neihouse .... special thanks
Joe Pagano .... special thanks
Alan Parker .... special thanks
Michael Phillips .... special thanks
Demetri Portelli .... special thanks
Sarah Priestnall .... special thanks
Frank Prinzi .... special thanks
Thomas Pritchard .... special thanks
Tim Reynolds .... special thanks
Giovanni Ribisi .... special thanks
Rick Robinson .... special thanks
Jesse Rosen .... special thanks
Mike Ryan .... special thanks
William Sargent .... special thanks
Steve Schklair .... special thanks
Andrew Shipsides .... special thanks
Jean-Clement Soret .... special thanks
Oliver Stapleton .... special thanks
Tom Stern .... special thanks
Kenny Suarez .... special thanks
Kazik Suwala .... very special thanks
Peter Sykes .... special thanks
David Throup .... special thanks
Kristen Troyansky .... thanks
Stefan Ukas-Bradley .... special thanks
Andrew Weisblum .... special thanks
Michael P. Whipple .... special thanks
Martin Zeichner .... special thanks
Marek Zydowicz .... very special thanks
 

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Runtime:
99 min | Finland:52 min (TV) (2012)
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Goofs:
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Quotes:
[first lines]
Keanu Reeves:Since the late 1880s, visual artists and storytellers have used moving images to create amazing works. Movies have inspired us, thrilled us, and captured our imaginations. Film has helped us share our experiences and dreams. Photochemical film has been the exclusive format used to capture...
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Film or digital? You decide., 21 September 2012
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

"People love great stories. They love to get into a world and have an experience. And how they get it—it doesn't really matter." David Lynch

Which do you prefer: photochemical or digital projection for your movies? If you're geeky enough, you really care; if not, like me, you want a great story and characters with a crisp image that complements the theme, regardless of whether or not it's film. As for 3D, I can live without it.

Christopher Kenneally's interesting Side by Side documentary presents filmmakers like George Lucas who claim celluloid is dead and those like Christophe Nolan who vow not yet to trade his "oil paints for crayons." The film does a credible job presenting both sides with a slight edge to a future of all digital and a pessimistic take on film as an eventual curiosity.

Among the talking heads are avatars of photography and direction with an occasional producer and actress to get closer to us viewers, who are never questioned even though we are the ultimate arbiters. But the experts have valid and provocative points: the film advocates tout its warmth and color possibilities while the digital dudes trumpet the ease, low cost, and creative infinity. The film does an entertaining job of presenting the sides.

Both sides agree archiving remains a pressing and often neglected issue. Although Martin Scorsese is at the forefront of saving film, no one else has yet taken the case of digital preservation with his passion. The documentary doesn't take enough time on this issue especially since I thought something like my external hard drive would already be in the mix. Not. Apparently even digital imaging can break down in storage.

Oh, well, I'm with Lynch: Give me a super story and beautiful image and let the geeks and gods work out the details.

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