March 23, 2010
FUJIFILM Corporation is delighted to extend its warmest congratulations to The Hurt Locker for its outstanding success at the recent Oscars®.
The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and 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 the Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing awards.
The success of the The Hurt Locker follows on from the 2009 triumphs of another “shot on Fujifilm” production, Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Oscars® at last year's awards.
A Fujifilm UK marketing manager commented, "We are extremely proud to have once again supplied the motion picture film stock for an Oscar® winner. The film was highly acclaimed at the recent British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA®) awards ceremony where it won six awards, and to follow that up with six Oscars® is a fitting tribute to the entire team of The Hurt Locker.
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!"