EDIT: The lines are certainly blurred however. Check out this Kanye West / Jay-Z video. Nothing about it screams video....yet it is (shot on the Alexa). I love the cinematography (maybe that's the key to the film look).
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No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life...Albert Einstein
But stating that adds nothing to your point.Languages change, and Hell, you don't even speak the freakin language that the O.P. was addressing anyways! Not natively at least!
Again, not to sound arrogant to other cultures or languages, but Languages and words do change.... society changes GREATLY every 10 years... I think most people don't know when they are living a lie. We Americans did not know that in 2007 when things looked upward we were all in a lie. Language changes.
You do realize the reverse is also likely?Take my advice if you want to live another 10-20 years, you'll thank me at your funeral!
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These films--like Cameron's--are big ticket, box office films. They command lots of special effect and explosions but not much substance. In twenty years we will see them as nothing more than what they are: gimmicks.
In twenty years, they will be all but forgotten, drowned among the masses of similar productions... unlike the old classics that will survive because of their storytelling.
People may emphasize content as much as they want.
This doesn't change the fact that film has imposed certain characteristics on the "film look". These have nothing to do with content. Rather, they are consequencies entirely of technical properties of film. Something that the audience is conditioned to connect with film.
These include dynamic range, grain, cadence/framerate, aspect ratios, etc. Here is a pretty good overview on the properties of the film look.
Also, the advice to shoot with flat gammas in order to maximize dynamic range is dangerous (for 8-bit cameras, at least). This may lead to low precision in the important tones. And the picture breaks easilyt if contrast is injected back.