Behind the Scenes: Out of the Furnace (2013)

Out of the Furnace

Photo courtesy of Kodak’s Facebook page.

Casey Affleck (center frame) plays an Iraq war vet who becomes involved in underground bare knuckle brawls in Out of the Furnace, in theaters nationwide this weekend. Christian Bale co-stars as the brother who goes after Affleck when the latter goes missing from their economically struggling Pennsylvania mining town.

The plot sounds a bit like Winter’s Bone meets mid-90s Van Damme vehicle, but the credits are promising – director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), cinematographer¬†Masanobu Takayanagi (Silver Linings Playbook, The Grey) and a cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard.

Behind the Scenes: Star Trek: Into Darkness

Blue screen, IMAX cameras and J.J. Abrams serving as his own lens flare technician highlight this collection of stills from Abrams’ “It’s not Kahn….OK, it’s totally Kahn” sequel.

The images come from this story on Kodak’s website and fstoppers. Star Trek: Into Darkness hits DVD, on-demand, etc. on September 10th.
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(Above) Director J.J. Abrams pings the anamorphic lens with a flashlight to create that beloved Abrams flare effect.
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