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'Digital Decay'

Crofts, Charlotte



The fate of 35mm as an acquisition and exhibition medium is intimately connected with questions of future-proofing, archiving, preservation, and access, which are currently at the foreground of recent debates around screen heritage in the UK. In this article, I explore the threat of digital projection to the viability of the 35mm release print, the impact of this on film stock production, and how this will affect film preservation. Whilst these issues are universal, this article is oriented toward a UK perspective.


Crofts, C. (2008). 'Digital Decay'. Moving Image -Minneapolis-, 8(2), xiii-35.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2008
Deposit Date May 17, 2010
Journal The Moving Image, Fall 2008
Print ISSN 1532-3978
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 2
Pages xiii-35
Keywords digital cinema, digital projection, celluloid, 35mm film, digital exhibition, digital distribution, practice research, UK Film Council, digital restoration, film preservation, digital film
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Additional Information Additional Information : Cited in: David Bordwell Sarah Street: Karen Gracy, bibliography on Preservation in the Digital Age:


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