This horse looks close to half dead, no matter how you flog it. I speak as one who has passed many thousands of feet of 35mm and 16mm film through my hands, synchronisers, Moviolas and Steenbecks. My heart is not joyful at all but my head accepts this fate. It's interesting that (and I've not seen it yet) there have been criticisms of the super faithful reproduction of the double frame rate cinematography of "The Hobbit" Quite often I was asked as an editor to supply a frame for stills use; the all too often problem was that film shot at 24 fps was blurry and smeared as single frames if there was particular motion. That's what you have been looking at for all these years--and as a motion picture it worked like a charm.