Hollywood's undying love for analogue. From Tarantino to Nolan, filmmakers have been fighting for years to preserve film reel :

In addition to big names like Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan, many other directors and cinematographers are also relying again on film reels. In fact, at the 2020 Oscars, half of all nominees in the Best Film category were shot in analogue, including Marriage Story and The Lighthouse.

In 2021, there will be more analogue blockbuster productions, such as the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die.

Compiled from DW, here is a list of Hollywood directors who prefer analogue films.

1.- Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino has been fighting for years to preserve analogue film in Hollywood. ''Digital productions are the death of cinema as I know it,'' he said a few years ago. So it's no wonder that his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, was also shot on film.

2.- Christopher Nolan

Nolan is another Hollywood heavy weight who produces all of his films using the traditional method. He is fascinated by the colours and resolution of the cine film. But more important than aesthetics is '' preserving the medium for future generation of filmmakers.''

3.- Sophia Coppola

Coppola also loves the warmth of film colour. She has experimented with digital cameras, but describes her experience as a director with them as ''more passive'' than on an analogue set. She has since returned to using film reels, including in her last two films. The Seduced and On the Rocks.

4.- Hoyte van Hoytema

The Dutch cinematographer, who has been nominated for an Oscar several times, describes himself as a ''film fetishist''. So it's no surprise that Nolan chose him as his favorite behind the lens. Hoytema shot Nolan's last three big films, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet - all in analogue, of course.

5.- Tom Cruise

Even some actors prefer the old ways. Tom Cruise regularly insists that the film he's in be shot in analogue. However, he also makes exceptions. His latest film, Top Gun 2 : Maverick, a sequel to the 1980s cult film, was shot with digital cameras.

6.- Wes Anderson

The world-famous look look of Anderson's films would be hard to recreate without analogue film. His warm, pastel colours always transport viewers to a seemingly dreamy, bygone era. ''I'm one of the least digital people,'' he says of himself.

7.- Steven Spielberg

When digital cameras took Hollywood by storm about 10 years ago, star director Spielberg also fought back. For him, analogue film is part of ''cinema magic.'' Even though he made a foray into the digital age with his 3D film. The Adventures of Tintin, he wants to remain true to classic film ''until the last lab closes.''

8.- J J Abrams

Star Wars creator George Lucas was one of the first to experiment with digital cinema. His successor, however, is an analogue fan. Abrams rejects the clinical look of digital cameras. To give the new Star Films that organic look of the first episodes from the 1970s and 80s, they were shot in analogue.


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