"The very design of Packer’s limo—soundproofed, darkened, crammed with monitors—recalls a non-linear editing studio. Flatbed editing was a heavily physical process, requiring rigorous planning beforehand and great finesse to cut and splice frames. Digital editing is more flexible, it allows images to be shifted around and re-combined effortlessly. Because of this, a film’s director is now more likely to be more directly involved with the process. Yet digitization produces a significant ontological change, one which Cosmopolis demonstrates a mixed attitude towards.”
James Slaymaker studies the space of Cosmopolis' limousine in a new entry in the column “The Details”. Read it on Notebook.