To add to these interesting choices by the producers and directors, VFX was extensively used in post-production. CGI was heavily favored, instead of choosing expansive set designs and on-location shooting. See below for a video of how the editors enhanced some of the shots in the film using CGI.
What does this say about the nature of filmmaking in the market today? Now that directors who used to be advocates of the traditional brand of filmmaking have begun to accept digital means of production, this digital revolution needs to be looked at in true seriousness. Given that Wolf used zero celluloid through the entire creation of the film, we see that the original form of filmmaking is actually becoming obsolete, transforming the state of the art into a more modern form. As loyal as filmmakers have been to the authenticity of their work and the past, directors such as Martin Scorcese have accepted cinema's fate, showing that the final bows for the first era of filmmaking have begun.
Scorcese's longtime editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, stated it best when she said, "It would appear that we've lost the battle. I think Marty just feels it's unfortunately over, and there's been no bigger champion of film than him.,