Film Shines Brightly at Cinemas in August

Published on website: August 19, 2013
Categories: Feature Films , Summer Blockbusters , The StoryBoard Blog
Cate Blanchett stars in Blue Jasmine (Merrick Morton © 2013 Gravier Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley in scenes from The Spectacular Now (Jess Hall, BSC/ courtesy A24)
Forest Whitaker stars in The Butler. (Photo by Annie Marie Fox. © 2013 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.)
Isabelle Lightwood (Jemima West), Simon (Robert Sheehan) and Clary (Lily Collins) prepare to hold off the demons in Screen Gems THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES. PHOTO: Rafy © 2013 Constantin Film International GmbH and Unique Features (TMI) Inc. All rights reserved.
Eric Bana stars as Martin Rose in John Crowley's Closed Circuit, a Focus Features release

A wide variety of movies made on Kodak film are heating up the late summer box-office – from a unique view of U.S. history through the eyes of a White House servant, to the adventures of a teenager who is a half-angel warrior forced to protect the world from demons. The fun of summer doesn’t have to end just yet, and the following films should help keep the good vibrations going.

Blue Jasmine:
Woody Allen’s latest film follows New York socialite Jasmine (played by Cate Blanchett) who heads to San Francisco to live with her sister after everything in her life falls to pieces. Allen and Javier Aguirresarobe, AEC, ASC knew celluloid was the right choice for the story. “The special texture of color provided by Kodak emulsions is important to me, especially for skin tones and faithful reproduction of the true colors of the scene we are shooting,” explains Aguirresarobe. “Blue Jasmine went to the DI process with such a base of color and thickness that we could gain access to the definitive tones very quickly. The negative provides an enormous flexibility at the color correction stage, and it provides a wonderful image texture.” (In theaters now)
Read more in this InCamera article: Aguirresarobe Reteams with Allen for Blue Jasmine  

The Spectacular Now:
A high school senior (played by Miles Teller) who lives only for the present meets a different kind of girl (Shailene Woodley) in a tender tale of human beings finding their identities in the world. “(Director) James (Ponsoldt) wanted to make something with scope,” says Jess Hall, BSC. “That’s how he had seen the film the first time he’d read the story. And he had very strong feelings about film, and the way skin is captured and represented on screen.” (In theaters now)
Read more in this InCamera article: Jess Hall is Living in The Spectacular Now

Lee Daniels’ The Butler:
Director Lee Daniels and cinematographer Andrew Dunn, BSC collaborated on this extraordinary story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents as the head butler of the White House from 1952 to 1986. “I knew that the texture and feeling of film was essential to telling this story,” says Dunn. “And because of the historical nature of the material, we didn’t even question it.” (In theaters now)
Read more in this InCamera article: The Unique Perspective of Lee Daniels’ The Butler  

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones:
Directed by Harald Zwart and photographed by Geir Hartly Andreassen, this is the story of Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to save our world from demons. “Harald and I were very sure early in the planning that this story should be shot on film,” recalls Andreassen,” because of its rich and romantic look. It is still the best image capture and the best ‘reality buffer.’ The rich skin tones and overall texture are unbeatable.” (In theaters August 21)
Read more in this InCamera article: Lighting the Secret Life of Shadowhunters in City of Bones  

Closed Circuit:
Adriano Goldman photographed this John Crowley directed thriller on film. The story is set in London’s legal world, and follows a team of lawyers who are also ex-lovers. The duo is forced to work together on a terrorist’s legal defense, and soon find their lives threatened. “John is a visual guy,” Goldman says of Crowley. “He enjoys the process. He comes from a theater background, but he loves the storytelling techniques that come with filmmaking. John loves film and the texture it brings.” (In theaters August 28)
Read more in this InCamera article: Closed Circuit Peeks into London Legal World  

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