As digital takes over, many in the film industry are mourning the death of 35mm film after 120 years in the business. But it's time to move on to a far more flexible format

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This article titled “Don’t keep it reel: why there’s life after 35mm” was written by Ivan Radford, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 29th November 2011 08.29 UTC

After 120 years and countless movies, 35mm is officially on the way out. In January, 63% of the world’s screens will be digital, according to report from IHS. Last year, 67% of global screens were still 35mm. The year 2011 is the tipping point, when digital cinema replaces celluloid as the mainstream form of projection. It’s the end of an era and the start of something new.

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