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Scorsese praises Kodak film

Los Angeles, California/Rochester, N.Y. - Kodak has received a big endorsement - from one of Hollywood's most iconic filmmakers.

Martin Scorsese released a statement this week praising the importance of film, saying, in part:

"Would anyone dream of telling young artists to throw away their paints and canvases because iPads are so much easier to carry? ...Film, even now, offers a richer visual palette than HD.

"Our industry - our filmmakers - rallied behind Kodak because we knew that we couldn't afford to lose them, the way we've lost so many other film stocks. This news is a positive step towards preserving film, the art form we love."

Other filmmakers who have expressed their support for Kodak include Judd Apatow and Quentin Tarantino.

To read Scorsese's statement in full, click here.

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Washington Times