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The Hitman’s Bodyguard

September, 2017

Jules O’Loughlin, ASC, ACS

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – is a comedic action-thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds, and directed by Patrick Hughes. Jules O’Loughlin (The Duel, The Whole Truth, Wish You Were Here) chose to frame the tale in a widescreen 2.39:1 aspect ratio using Arri Alexa XT cameras and Hawk V‑Lite Vintage ’74 lenses from Vantage Film. O’Loughlin cites the idiosyncrasies and low contrast of the Vintage ‘74s, which offer the chromatic and flare characteristics of older 1970s lenses, but with precise, modern mechanics and Hawk dependability. Shot in London, Amsterdam and Bulgaria, reportedly on a budget of about $30 million, The Hitman’s Bodyguard has already taken in close more than $64 million at the box office, after about three weeks in release.

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