Side by Side (2012)
George Lucas: Film is a 19th century invention. We are at the top of the photochemical process. This is about as far as it's ever going to go.
Keanu Reeves: You're presenting a complete unreality and making them feel like it's real, whereas before was captured in reality.
Martin Scorsese: The only way you can make sure that a film or anything on the moving image is going to be around sixty or seventy years from now, interestingly enough, ironically enough, is celluloid.
Gary Einhaus: Film is unique because film is a capture medium and a storage medium. So if you really want to go back and if you've stored it under the right conditions, a hundred years later all you have to do is shine light through it...
Keanu Reeves: Unlike film cameras, you don't have to wait a day to see what you've captured. They're no longer dailies, they're immediatelies.
Martin Scorsese: The problem for me is that I still think you need to see rushes later in order to concentrate with the performances or just the movement. I still think you need to see them at a special time.
Charles Herzfeld: The process of shooting film was the Director of Photography's art and secret, and today the cinematographer is monitored on a digital shoot and everything that they're doing can be seen criticised and question.
Joel Schumacher: I also am convinced that everybody is just looking at their hair.
Martin Scorsese: My big concern is of the image, ultimately with CGI, I don't know if our younger generation is believing anything anymore on screen, it's not real.
Christopher Nolan: There are no archival formats worth anything in the digital realm that you would put any stock in.
George Lucas: There's too much digital information out there not to figure out a fool proof way to store it forever.
Michael Chapman: In a way, cinema was the church of the 20th century.