The Final Reject Radio: 2012 and the End of Film

Transformative technology. Fips. The Marvel Model disrupting superhero movies (and how it can survive alongside perpetual reboots). The literal death of film. Megan Ellison saving movies. The sleeper hits of 2012 and a great movie year for every kind of fan. Emerging independent funding. Fans saving shows with their own money. The digital horizon.

Here at the end of the year (and the end of this podcast) I’ve asked FSR associate editor Rob Hunter, Cinema Blend editor-in-chief Katey Rich, Movies.com managing editor Erik Davis and screenwriter Geoff Latulippe (Going the Distance) to talk about the things that will never be the same again in the movie world after 2012. They’ve come through with some incredibly interesting answers.

Plus, your view on what’s changing and a look ahead to the future.

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On This Week’s Show:

The End [Beginning – 13:25]: From higher frame rates to digital supremacy, Rob Hunter talks about technology changing the movie landscape.

Superheroes United [13:25 – 26:30]: With The Avengers dominating, studios are keen to follow in their footsteps, but could it mean an end to visionary directors taking Nolan-style advantage of creative freedom? Katey Rich speaks on the end of big superhero movies as stand-alone projects.

Make It Yourself [26:30 – 38:00]: Erik Davis on how crowdfunding has altered indie projects (and work from big names) and explains why 2012 was such a strong year for movies.

The Beginning [38:00 – The End]: Geoff LaTulippe and I discuss the year’s surprises and your views on the end of film. Plus, we announce our new podcast project and where you can find us starting in January.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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