bright, it privileges the national color blue. . Im in Norway for the, norwegian Sho rt Film Festival in the storybook holiday town of Grimstad. . And then theres the light. . It is an ode to the end of neighborhood cinemas. . It is different and the end of film means one less tool, one less texture, a range of colors no longer available. Neighborhood cinemas may or may not fair so well, they certainly wont be able to ante up for a 2 or a 4k projector. White wood houses, boat trips, fresh shrimp and a diverse selection of films, many of the Norwegian films straight out of film school with very big budgets (jealous). Does the quality of light change a culture? . During summer the islands are packed with boating enthusiasts, and the guest harbour is full of tourists having arrived by sea. Heres a fragment of the film from (the moving image is dead, long live the moving image). (Two facts about the film industry here: most of the film funding comes from the government and the first Norwegian film school opened in 1997.) Hollywoods promise to Norwegian theaters that the new, very expensive digital projection technology that will be installed will hold steady.
The filmmaker Tom Kalin, who shoots exquisite S8 images, reminded me of this recently, speaking of the end of Kodachrome. Knut Hamsun lived the final years of his life. Theres a big part of me (my back, my hands, my brain, my left leg) that doesnt like (hates) to see things change. But if this mainline consists only in movies that audiences dont want to see (as in much of what Hollywood is producing right now) the industry and the cinemas may be best served by keeping access open. Grimstad is where, henrik Ibsen spent part of his youth and wrote his first play, and it is also where. Kristiansand, with airport and excellent railway links to the east and west, is only 30 minutes away. I heard today that within a year all Norwegian cinemas, from the largest stadium theater to the tiny traveling cinemas which operates briefly during the summer will no longer project from film, making Norway the first country to go completely digital. . This relationship with Hollywood is long established Norway is frequently used by the American film industry as a test country for films before they are distributed to the rest of Europe. Format finally doesnt matter. . Just out of the box testflight to see the drone in action. Derrida writes in Of Grammatology that it is a power proper to man, according to which he uses his organs in this way, and which if he lacked these, would lead him to use others to the same end. Holiday in Grimstad, southern Norways idyllic Grimstad enjoys an ideal location between Arendal and Kristiansand Agder's two largest towns.