It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... to go to the movies!

Published on website: December 03, 2012
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Industry , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... to go to the movies!

Going to the cinema is a tradition for many over the holiday season. Whether it’s the shared thrill of an action-adventure, or a laugh-out-loud moment of a buddy comedy, movies bring audiences together for a unique experience.

Movie-going is almost a must this time of year because many of the studios hold their most-anticipated films for the large, holiday audiences, as well as Oscar® voters. Kodak is proud to be part of the holiday-movie season with many of this year’s biggest titles created on our leading film technology. Below are just a few of the movies you should consider catching on screens this winter:

Lincoln

Steven Spielberg reteamed with his longtime collaborator Janusz Kaminski for this political drama. As they have for all their previous live-action features, the two filmmakers chose Kodak 35mm to tell the story. Daniel Day Lewis brings America’s 16th president to life, as he deals with the country’s divide, and the fight to emancipate slaves. Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader and Hal Holbrook also star.

Lincoln
©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

Silver Linings Playbook

Thisfilm has been picking up awards on the festival circuit on its way to the theater. The story – part comedy, part drama – follows Pat (Bradley Cooper), who has lost his job, his house, his wife, and after a stay at a state institution finds himself living with his parents. Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a girl with problems of her own, and the two agree to help each other out. The film was directed by Oscar®-nominee David O. Russell, and captured by Masanobu Takayanagi on Kodak 35mm.

Silver  Linings Playbook
JENNIFER LAWRENCE and BRADLEY COOPER star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK © 2011 THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

The Impossible

Photographed by Óscar Faura and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, this is the true story of a British family that was vacationing in Thailand when the 2004 tsunami tore them apart. The film follows the family as they are caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

The  Impossible
(L to R) SAMUEL JOSLIN, OAKLEE PENDERGAST, TOM HOLLAND, EWAN McGREGOR and NAOMI WATTS star in THE IMPOSSIBLE © 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Les Miserables

A cinematic version of the stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, the A-list cast of this movie adaptation includes Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter, amongst others. The film was directed by Tom Hooper and photographed by Danny Cohen, BSC whose last collaboration The King’s Speech took home Oscar® gold. Cohen says they chose film because it’s organic, slightly softer, and has grain. “If you shoot on 35, what you see is what you get,” he adds.

Les Miserables
©Universal Pictures

Django Unchained

Director-writer Quentin Tarantino’s latest film is set in the South two years prior to the Civil War, and follows a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who is acquired by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who promises Django his freedom if he helps capture the murderous Brittle brothers. The film was captured by Academy Award® winner Robert Richardson, ASC on Kodak film.

Django Unchained
CHRISTOPH WALTZ and JAMIE FOXX star in DJANGO UNCHAINED © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.

Other not-to-be-missed films include the last installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2; Keira Knightly in Anna Karenina; Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet; Mike Newell’sGreat Expectations; Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly; breakout indie director Jeff Nichols’ Mud; Jack Kerouc’s famous novel On the Road; BarbaraStreisand teamed with Seth Rogan inThe Guilt Trip; and Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

Have a merry time at the movies!

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