Josh Brolin in Oldboy
The answer is yes. Spike Lee chose to use film for his remake of Oldboy
. Apparently he wanted the movie to have “that analog feel”. The link below will take you to an article posted by the company that provided the cameras for Oldboy
. It’s an interesting read, at least for those of us following the digital/analog discussion. In addition to talking with Lee about his reasons for choosing film, the author also spoke with cinematographer Sean Bobbitt. I didn’t realize that Bobbitt had also worked with director Steve McQueen on Shame
and 12 Years a Slave
, both visually stunning and both shot on film.
Yeah, I know digital is still the standard. I have no illusions about a revival of film. But it’s good to know that filmmakers still have a choice.
Spike Lee and Sean Bobbitt on Shooting Oldboy