You're wrong, I started Nollywood-Jide Kosoko

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sidney

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It IS important to establish these things, though... It's essential for us to know our history.

I mean, Hollywood is celebrating like a century of activity and just about every detail can be accounted for and transmitted to the next generation... Nollywood is barely 20 years old and already we can't tell you how it started, who started it, or show you most of the early productions.

That's a shame.
You're right.. It is sad...
 

Chiangel

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Well, they should all have an official meeting and do it right. Not bickering about it. That's not the way to go and that's my point. I remember living in bondage very well and when it came out because then Nollywood wasn't even as big as it is now. They should trace back the years and compare whose movie came out first and take it from there. I can help them on that one. For the Igbo movies, Living in Bondage was top notch. The yorubas should state the first movie that started Ymg movies. Then the combo would follow (combo meaning ibos, yorubas, calabar acting together) Such as Glamour girls. Please what's the problem? Abeg jare.
 

takestyle

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Well, they should all have an official meeting and do it right. Not bickering about it. That's not the way to go and that's my point. I remember living in bondage very well and when it came out because then Nollywood wasn't even as big as it is now. They should trace back the years and compare whose movie came out first and take it from there. I can help them on that one. For the Igbo movies, Living in Bondage was top notch. The yorubas should state the first movie that started Ymg movies. Then the combo would follow (combo meaning ibos, yorubas, calabar acting together) Such as Glamour girls. Please what's the problem? Abeg jare.
Well, that's the problem, isn't it? NOBODY seems to keep proper records of anything.

When we have Nigerian writers, filmmakers and musicians giving interviews in which they can't seem to remember the years in which they released their own work (or in some cases, even the actual titles of those works), what can we do?

I guess the best thing might be to hash it out in public, which each person contributing the best information they can and then narrowing it down to what seems to be the most acceptable and likely version of the truth.
 

Angela81

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I don't like the video look, either... But the video look of 2009 is not the same video look of 1999.

The technology IS progressing, and it WILL displace film. This is inevitable.

The DPs who argue that film is here to stay are just over-sentimental. Look, i LOVE film... I wish it would never go away.

But I also loved vinyl records and cassette tapes and I didn't want them to be replaced by CDs. I argued that vinyl sounded better than CD (it does) but that didn't stop the inevitable from happening.

I wish vinyl would have stayed. And now I am wishing that CDs themselves will not become obsolete, replaced by intangible mp3 playlists on iPods.

But if wishes were horses, beggars would ride... and yet, they would not ride fast enough to halt the march of technology.

It's better to just face the reality and find a way to adapt to it the best you can.
well, lets see it happen then.
@sidney. I do know that technology is advancing. You should see footage from the viper, corrected on a Davinci. it is brutally awesome. but still silky. lets hope then that the advancement will bring cheaper resources.

I still know of ace photographers who shoot film and will not touch digitial. at the end of the day, we three have no say. so lets fold our arms and watch.
 
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