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Pain of the New

Kevin Kelly, writing about 48 FPS film:

This pattern of initial irritation followed by embrace has been found in other media introductions. When the realism of photography first appeared, artists favored soft lenses to keep the photos “painterly.” Drastic sharpness was startling, “unnatural” to art, and looked odd. Over time of course, the sharp details became the main point of photography.

Color TV, technicolor, and Kodakchrome all had its detractors who found a purity and monumentalism in black and white. Color was all too gaudy, distracting and touristy, not unlike the criticism of HFR now.

Best analysis of HFR (high frame-rate) film I’ve seen thus far. For once, actually explains why it looks so different.