For me, movies are much more than just entertainment. Rarely do I ever have a movie (or television for that matter) on as background noise or scenery. Podcasts, music, and the occasional New York Knicks game generally fills that void. But, when I am in the mood to put a movie on, it’s no doubt an intentional endeavor. Of course I want to be entertained, but nowadays I really do lean into more of the nuances of cinema. I pay attention to, as well as appreciate the costume design, musical score, and cinematic delivery within a film. In addition to great acting and storytelling, all of these little things come together to transport me to another world for two hours and change.
There isn’t another watch brand out there that has graced the Hollywood cinema screen more than Hamilton. Ever since the Hamilton Flintridge and the Piping Rock that appeared in the 1932 film, Shanghai Express, Hamilton has been providing watches as a part of the character’s persona, or at times the center of the entire story like the “Murph” Khaki Field in Interstellar or the Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO in Tenet. That said, Hamilton’s appreciation for movie-making runs deeper than just having their watches appear on screen. The brand understands that it takes an entire village to make a successful movie happen. So much so, that they’ve dedicated an entire award show to honor the tireless efforts of those who work behind the camera and have aptly named it the Behind The Camera Awards. This year marks the twelfth edition of the awards ceremony at the Avalon in Hollywood, California and I had the pleasure of being a part of the festivities for a second year in a row.