[Column] The World Changes! (Chris Fujiwara)

At this traditional time for looking back on what was done, or what was lost, during the year about to end, my mind is drawn back irresistably to two events in the world of cinema. One is the change from film prints to digital files as the standard format for film projection — an epoch-defining change that has long been threatened and is now all but accomplished in much of the world. The second big event of 2012 was the rediscovery of the late Japanese director Somai Shinji. These two events can be thought of in relation to each other.

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