I’m interested in the development of cinema technology in pre-digital times. I remember reading about a US
experiment to increase the frame rate of traditional, celluloid film that created much smoother, ‘realer’ movement. What happened to that? Was it lost in the tidal-wave rush to put everything into a digital format? Is total digital media a mistake? Have other developing ideas been lost? STEPHEN CATCHPOLE, VIA EMAIL Those are big questions – we may have to pass them on to the Wingman, who may have to pass them on to his cousin who knows someone who once had a summer job at PC World. We’d guess that increasing the frame rate of physical film was probably too costly and arm-breaky (all those reels) to put into practice. As for developing ideas, Smell-O-Vision seems to be one that sporadically wafts in before being Febrezed back to the drawing board. Maybe there are too many competing scents in the auditorium; which seems an apt point to apologise to those sitting downwind of us during Hereditary.
is Mamma Mia! 2 preferable to melting?