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Wally Pfister Interview Part 2

Friday 11 April 2014, 15:04

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

The second part of my exclusive interview with Wally Pfister in which he talks about his first film as director, the forthcoming Transcendence. 

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    Comment number 1.

    I was on the fence on whether or not to see Transcendence, but after watching the interview, I'm very much looking forward to it. Who better to promote the film then its director.

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    Comment number 2.

    His list of sci-fi (if we're still allowed to call it that) influences is certainly the sweet spot of late 60's early 70's think-em-ups, also part of my formative movie viewing. I'll try to keep a lid on my enthusiasm for Transcendence, but with direction and cast looking so good on paper....

    Not to mention... long live celluloid !!! (in all the widths)

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    Comment number 3.

    I enjoyed both parts. Thanks for sharing. I'm not particularly interested in the film, but I will certainly see it to give support to him. I am really into still photography & I primarily shoot film (I use digital if I have to), so I'm happy to see this film because I really admire how he is a strong film advocate. I have heard (& myself been given), some really condescending, snobbish remarks by digital advocates, so I really respect people like Wally Pfister who stick to what they like.

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    Comment number 4.

    Enjoyed this second part as much as the first,delighted he mentioned The Omega Man,one of my favorite's from yesteryear.
    Transcendence has all the ingredients of being a success,lets hope the public respond accordingly and bring Wally..A Pfister Full of Dollars!

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    Comment number 5.

    Film can do what digital cannot. It can both capture intricate detail and softness of colour, especially when light blends into shadow. I assume the film will be projected from a digital source? Even so, capturing the film literally on celluloid is much the better option because I think if shot in a digital format, the course grained consistency of digital to digital pixellation is telling. When film is digitised, it still retains 99% or more of its inherently smooth character. It's almost impossibly difficult to explain, however, I'm thrilled to see filmakers out there are taking care of body and soul. The ensemble cast for Transcendence is ace.


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