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Cooke Optics Limited To Be Honored At Oscar Ceremony

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the British company gets an award of merit because it "helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century." Its innovations over the years have included zoom lenses for movie cameras and lenses that didn't require bright lights. The lenses produce what's known in the industry as the "Cooke look" — warm, natural images on the screen.
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