Film Art and Cinematography : Why does everything now has an effing color filter?

Why does everything now has an effing color filter?

I'm not a cinematographer, don't work in film however I have seen countless films and have photography experience, and pretty much every single movie and tv show produced in the last decade has some sort of color filter, usually blue or yellow all throughout. There is no such thing as realistic skin tone, there is no such thing as whites that are white in a movie, or blacks that are black, there is no natural color anymore and hasn't been for years now, probably decades. An absolute masterpiece like Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo would be impossible to shoot today because, as I said, there is no natural lighting with actual realistic colors in film, there is no mood achieved with only lighting anymore either.

So which is it? Is this a natural aspect to digital, which is absolute shít no matter how much the digital fans protest otherwise, digital will always be shít. Or is it just plain ignorance and laziness from the cinematographers? Again, an inevitable outcome of digital. Either way film is in the gutter right now, not just thematically but technically as well, I would say it's never been worse.

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Just as I suspected, it is a result of digital technology as well as ignorance. A masterpiece like Vertigo for instance, would never be able to be done in this time and age, for many reasons but mainly because of absolute ignorance about how to work with the material.

See, there is no room for dumb people in analog. None at all. Not only did we lose film, we have lost the quality to filmmaking forever.

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The issue isn't that there are no filmmakers capable of making something great using digital media, but rather that audiences would much rather spend billions on teal and orange popcorn flicks. There are some talented filmmakers out there who will make quality with any medium; the studios just don't want you to see them when they can make $800 million on Transformers Part 9 in the same cinema.

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which filmmakers are those? because in my opinion, independent cinema is trash today too.

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Its entirely subjective, but there are a few. Danny Boyle shot 28 Days Later on a digital camera used more by wedding videographers than filmmakers, and it was the best zombie flick since Romero's work from over 20 years earlier. Also you may not have liked Avatar but there's no denying that Cameron is an excellent filmmaker. Hell, even Roger Deakins (who once argued that digital is crap) publicly announced that he was impressed with the Arri Alexa and even shot a movie with it.

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but that's 2002, there were still good movies made. James Cameron, I don't know, he makes great spectacle but are they really good films?

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There's no question that he has it in him. Sure, Avatar and Titanic were all spectacle, but Aliens, Terminator 2, and True Lies were outstanding movies that happened to have budgets big enough for elaborate visuals and huge set pieces. The Terminator was also a great movie without all those things.

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Terminator is his only great movie in my opinion, everything else is just disposable spectacle.
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