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Monday, April 09, 2007

Eastwood didn't want 'Flags' shown digitally

The LA Times has a run-of-the-mill progress report on the digital cinema roll-out, with one juicy detail. Josh Friedman writes:

    Paramount Pictures has released digital versions of almost every movie since last summer's "Mission: Impossible III," said Mark Christiansen, vice president of operations at the studio.

    But when it screened Clint Eastwood's World War II drama "Flags of Our Fathers" digitally before last fall's release, the director and his team balked.

    "They just didn't think it gave the same visceral feeling," Christiansen said. "We're always going to listen to the filmmakers.

(Paramount, of course, has the rep of being the first to dabble with, but slowest to commit to, digital cinema.)

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