Official News Release from Fujifilm Motion Picture
Release Date: 08 March 2010
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THE HURT LOCKER sweeps the Oscars board
Fujifilm Motion Picture would like to congratulate THE HURT LOCKER for its huge success at the recent Oscars.
The Kathryn Bigelow directed, THE HURT LOCKER, shot on 16mm Fujicolor ETERNA 500T 8673 and ETERNA 250D 8663 - won an amazing six Academy Awards including the coveted 'Best Picture' prize. The film also scooped Best director, Best original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing Best Film Editing.
THE HURT LOCKER's successes follow the 2009 triumphs of another 'shot on Fujifilm' production, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE that won eight Oscars at last year's awards.
Jerry Deeney, Marketing Manager for Fujifilm Motion Picture UK commented, "Fujifilm is extremely proud to have once again supplied the motion picture film stock for an Oscar winner. The film did so well at the recent BAFTA's where it won six awards and to follow that up with six Oscars is a fitting tribute to THE HURT LOCKER team."
Director of Photography from THE HURT LOCKER, Barry Ackroyd BSC explained more about the film:"We went to shoot in Jordan and it was like mad dogs and Englishmen because we shouldn't have been out there in that heat. We created long time lines where each scene was a story in long, continuous takes. I got heat stroke; in fact everybody got sick. We shot, even the night scenes, with four cameras on Super 16 and it was almost entirely hand-held.
"There's an almost classic structure to the film, but we tried to make it look very dynamic and real. It was a phenomenal crew and we were so lucky to have some great operators. We've also shot masses of coverage - a 100:1 ratio. Fujifilm should be very pleased!"
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