Acclaimed Film director of Hollywood, Christopher Nolan will take a visit to India next month to inaugurate a film facility in Mumbai and lend his support to Kodak, who are trying to bring back celluloid films – says Amitabh Bachchan.
The 75-year-old Hollywood cinema legend, who was the mind behind creating masterpieces like ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’ – just to name a few among others; Christopher Nolan needs no introduction. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan made a surprise announcement that Nolan will soon be visiting India to give his support to celluloid films and will also inaugurate a celluloid film facility in Mumbai in March 2018. The facility is said to be owned by Kodak, who had tried a lot to bring back celluloid films and it was the largest name in film production, when digital films were not so common.
Nolan’s presence at Kodak’s facility in Mumbai will be important because he is a supporter of celluloid films himself. For example, Nolan’s latest film ‘Dunkirk’ used only films for its pictures and it wasn’t a digital film, so that displays his preference for old-school celluloid filming over digital technology. While this technique is getting less popular, there are still many people in the world of direction and production that are supporting the film method. By promoting facilities like Kodak Mumbai, this method can be renewed and reintroduced in the world of direction and production, and they are finding values in the films that are produced by this method.
Big B himself presented his views and inclination towards celluloid film production and he said that Nolan’s presence will help Kodak get support from all over the world. Bachchan, in his blog, also said that Hollywood is already turning all film back again because they believe that the feel and the colours of celluloid films is unmatchable, even by digital technology. Bachchan said that digital technology can be mixed up with celluloid production and best of both can be achieved, for a greater cinematic experience.