Quentin Tarantino thinks so. In Cannes to screen his Palme d'Or winning Pulp Fiction for it's 20th anniversary, it will be the only film screened in 35mm at Cannes during the two week film event. The. Only. One. That's wild when you think about it.
When Tarantino was making the press rounds for Django Unchained, he had a particularly animated conversation with Terry Gross of Fresh Air; after he had to do the usual defense of violence in his films, he went on to discuss his disappointment and sadness over the move to digital. Now at Cannes during a press conference, Tarantino is, once again, speaking of the death of cinema. According to Tarantino, "The fact that now most films are not shown in 35mm means the war is lost. The death of 35mm is the death of cinema."
He goes on to tout the plus side of digital filmmaking, particularly in regards to the young, up and coming filmmakers. Once upon a time, Quentin Tarantino was working in a video store and now he is holding a press conference in honor of one of his films winning the Palm d'Or at Cannes; he is probably the last guy to frown upon young filmmakers making their way in the movie world and leaving their mark. However, the question he raises is an important one. Is the death of 35mm the death of true cinema?
Love him or loathe him, Tarantino has his own unique style and, for this movie lover anyway, it's always a fantastic cinematic event to see one of his films in the theatre. Seeing Django Unchained in the theatre truly is a different, more visceral experience than going to see any number of similar films that are shown in digital. He has equated watching films that are projected digitally in a theatre to watching "television in public". Ouch.
You can read more of his argument for 35mm as well as thoughts on turning Django Unchained into a mini series and the future of The Hateful Eight here:Source:http://m.deadline.com/2014/05/cannes-quentin-tarantino-on-digital-as-the-death-of-cinema-a-django-miniseries-hateful-eight-prospects-more/