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Hollywood saves celluloid film

In cinemas, digital production has long ousted good old analog film from the big screens. Nevertheless, in recent years more and more influential Hollywood greats, including star directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and Judd Apatow, have campaigned for the preservation of celluloid film. It was of artistically unique quality and particularly easy to archive, according to the "Hollywood Reporter" magazine.

After the global company Fujifilm had already stopped producing these formats, only the traditional company Kodak remained as the producer. She also actually planned to withdraw step by step from her former core business, analog film production. Six major Hollywood studios, including Time Warner, Universal and Disney, have now signed a new contract with the film supplier - and thus saved celluloid film.

Successful with analogue productions

Kodak boss Jeff Clarke emphasized that the analog film could only be produced with the support of the studios. The company slipped into bankruptcy a few years ago after sales fell 96 percent. Only the entry into the digital business ensured the traditional company its survival back then.

Big fan of the celluloid film: Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

The Hollywood directors are of course delighted, because with their commitment to celluloid film, they want to enable future generations of filmmakers to decide whether they want to make their films digitally or analogue. J.J. Abrams can breathe a sigh of relief: he is one of the greatest advocates of analogue production and shot his latest project, "Star Wars: Epidsode VII", on celluloid.

The film hits "Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Interstellar", nominated for an Oscar, are also analogue productions.

sd / suc (dpa, Hollywood Reporter)