Summary Box: Snapshot of the fall of icon Kodak

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THE TROUBLES: Eastman Kodak Co. is teetering on a financial precipice, having failed to find its focus after facing fierce foreign competition and a digital revolution it was slow to embrace.

FUELING THE TALKS: Even as Kodak tries to bat down sudden talk of bankruptcy, it has enlisted a legal adviser to explore ways to revive its sagging fortunes.

FALL OF AN ICON: The collapse of such a legendary brand would not only reverberate through American business, but would also have a profound cultural effect on generations worldwide who took their first snapshots with its film cameras.