"Digital technology will be more and more pervasive. Digital sets (such as in 'Radioland Murders') keeps the cost of movies down because you don't need to build big, expensive sets. I think you're going to see a lot more of that, a lot more virtual enviroment."
   --Marc Cooper, senior technical director in computer graphics at Industrial Light and Magic

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