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Wages of Fear in the Archives

When you hear the dreaded words “nitrate film,” do you think of “Inglourious Basterds” or “Cinema Paradiso?” Nitrocellulose was the first film base, developed by Eastman Kodak and put into production in 1889. Despite the danger of combustion, it was used to print most major motion pictures until 1952, when Kodak began making acetate and polyester film stocks. In addition… read more…