07 August 2004

By the way, I'm usually skeptical of the use of digital video in studio films, but over 80 percent of Collateral was apparently shot on video cameras, and it's almost breaktakingly gorgeous and atmospheric. I still think that digital video is a poor choice for most conventional movies, but Collateral is clearly a film that was conceived as an ideal vehicle for this new technology, and it shows that in the right hands, video can be devastatingly rich and painterly. It should teach George Lucas a thing or two.

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