a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

brasil upgraded

"It often comes as a surprise to learn that Brazil has some of the world's most advanced computer infrastructure. Its election system - the country is the fourth biggest democracy - is 100% electronic. Its banking system uses uniquely sophisticated software. And now it stands to have the largest network of digital cinemas in the world."
via Guardian Unlimited

"The films still come delivered to the theatres like they were 50 years huge multiple, HEAVY, clunky cannisters...with a 2 1/2 hour movie arriving on up to 8 or 9 small reels Then comes the 'make-up' process - where using a 'make-up' table, the theatre employee 'builds' the film onto a flat platter system." Read this email for a good idea of how out of date movie projection in theaters still is.