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FRIDAY FEATURE: Why Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Marks a Milestone Addition to an Amazing Legacy of Films to Have Used IMAX® Cameras
Sep 16, 2016

Andrew Stewart | Manager, Corporate Communications 

Entering its second weekend in IMAX® theatres, Clint Eastwood’s newest master work Sully, starring IMAX alum Tom Hanks, whose next film Inferno opens in IMAX theatres on Oct. 28, marks one of the fall’s most-not-to-be-missed films—especially in IMAX.

That’s because, most notably, Eastwood chose to shoot the majority of the film—from beginning to end—with IMAX cameras, the only film to date to have done so.

Sully is the newest addition to an esteemed—and steadily growing—list of Hollywood films to have used the proprietary equipment.

In addition to the cameras, Sully features an expanded aspect ratio exclusive to IMAX.

These added features are just part of what make The IMAX Experience® so special—and our awesome legacy of IMAX films to have used IMAX cameras speaks for itself.

Most recently, director Zack Snyder used IMAX cameras to capture some of the most explosive scenes in the record-setting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The same goes for the Russo brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, which used for the first time the new ALEXA IMAX® 65mm cameras.

Other past memorable films to have used IMAX cameras include director Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ; Christopher Nolan’s entire Dark Knight trilogy, as well as Interstellar; Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction; and Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (Remember the pivotal scene when Katniss first emerges from the elevator into the arena? IMAX cameras.)

But, to date, the grand-daddy of them all—Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Two words: Millennium Falcon!

We’ve already announced that Marvel’s final two Avengers installments will use IMAX cameras, as will Nolan’s highly anticipated WWII film Dunkirk—three films that are sure to land on similar future lists of incomparable titles filmed with IMAX cameras.

Be sure to check back with Friday Feature for more exciting news and content from IMAX, and book your TICKETS for Sully today.