Douglas Trumbull: I'd Love to See Immersive Theaters Co-Exist with Traditional Cinemas

The veteran technologist gives his vision for the future of movies.
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In the below interview with The Film Book, veteran film technologist Douglas Trumbull explains what he thinks is the future of cinema.

He says, "The motion picture medium of 24 frames that we all know now is fantastic. It's been very successful for a very, very long time and there's a reason...I think it's beautiful, wonderful, it's one of the most persistent and prevailing art forms we've ever invented and I don't think there's anything fundamentally wrong with it, so I don't want to change it.

"What I'm saying is if you want to make a spectacle movie, that's different in its nature and you're trying to have the audience experience, you're getting into something that's more like IMAX, more like a theme park ride, something that's more immersive. And that's a different market segment. So I would love to see a lot more theaters that can do that but it's going to co-exist with all the regular theaters as well."

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