Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Shot on Film / May the Film be With You

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After filing for bankruptcy back in 2012, and then bouncing back slightly, Kodak’s commercial film division is looking forward to clearer skies.  The director for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, chose to use film for parts of the movie.   Kodak 65mm to be exact.  Yes, besides all the digital effects by new computers is something old and wonderful.  Not only that, the next Star Wars movie, Episode VIII will be shot on Kodak film as well; right now Kodak is the only motion picture film manufacturer left.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens L to R: Director J.J. Abrams on set w/ John Boyega (Finn). Ph: David James ©Lucasfilm 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens L to R: Director J.J. Abrams on set w/ John Boyega (Finn).
Ph: David James ©Lucasfilm 2015

It should also be noted that some other new films were shot on Kodak film:  The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino), Spectre (Sam Mendes, Carol (Tom Haynes), Joy (David O. Russell) and Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg’s).  Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theatres today.  May the film be with you.

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