Gaut on Digital Cinema and the Evidence of Images
There has been a lot of questionable talk about the rise of digital media and the future of cinema, predicting the death of indexicality, the loss of the referent, and the “post-photographic era,” for example. Well, digital cinema has arrived, and as far as I can tell, spectators are still taking digital images as photographic evidence, as is true in the case of the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Cove (2009).
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