I wouldn't say I was a film purist as such, I think there are advantages to digital (and I think sometimes I honestly couldn't always tell when a film has been shot on film vs digital - although I know David Fincher shoots digital) but I know there's going to be tension in the next few yeas over which of the two is co sidered 'better'.
Based on my recent acquiring of older and properly remastered and restored films (Jaws, Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones 1, The Birds and a few others) I can't argue with how film looks when it's at it's best but I know it now has cost implications over digital. And many other pro and con based points of view.
I suppose as a non film-maker I only have to consider whether I like the actual end product.
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