Originally Posted by the_phew
The true goal of any recorded material is to mimic real life, as humans view it. Real life doesn't have frames, we continuously sample dynamic images.
I categorically disagree with that, cinema is absolutely NOT intended to mimic real life, quite the contrary, it's intended to take us out of the real life we're in for the moment and transport us to a fictional place.
Take The Matrix, much of the movie has a green cast intentionally, that is obvioulsy not "mimicing real life".
Saving Private Ryan, most of the movie is shot with fast shutter speed, which gives the WWII parts of the movie a very sureal feel.
Speed Racer, the whole movie is made with super-saturated colors that are nothing like real life.
Slumdog Millionaire, the director intentionally used 12fps footage in some scenes to make things look different from real life:http://prolost.com/blog/2009/2/24/sl...llionaire.html
The Lord of The Rings, there is no such place as Middle Earth, no such thing as hobbits, etc, etc.
The list goes on, but one thing is very clear, cinema is NOT intended to mimic reality, it's intended to be an escape from reality.
Now if you want to argue that FI helps get you personally more into the fantasy world created by the film, that's a different argument.
For me, FI makes me feel like I'm on the set watching actors act, not that I'm experiencing a fantasy world created by the director.
Thus to me, FI is closer to how the director really wants us to view the material, as if we are viewing it in person (true immersion).
That's not the case of Slumdog Millionare's director (wish I could find that blog again). I'm guessing not in the case of Saving Private Ryan either.
"And those emotional moments, almost without exception, featured key shots captured at 12 frames per second (or less) and double-printed for a staccato, dreamy feel.
I'd say the goal of the director is not to make you feel like you're on the set viewing the acting in person, quite the contrary, I believe their goal it to immerse you in the fantasy world created by the actors, cinematography and special effects.
Now if FI does that for you, great. It does the opposite for me.