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“Rollerball”: The 70mm Engagements By Mike Coate The following is a list of the 70-millimeter first-run engagements of “Rollerball” in North America. These were near full-width prints (approximately 2.00:1) blown-up from 35mm spherical photography and included discrete six-track audio. The United Artists release was directed by Norman Jewison and starred James Caan and John Houseman.
“Manhunter”: The 70mm Engagements By Mike Coate The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Manhunter” in North America. These were full-frame 2.20:1 blow-ups sourced from Super-35 photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The De Laurentiis Entertainment Group release, directed by Michael Mann and starring William Petersen, opened on August 15th, 1986.
In 7OMM with Doug Louden By Doug Louden Leaving school in 1975, I started as a projectionist for Hoyts Theatres as a spool boy winding 70mm reissues of "The Sound of Music" and "Hello, Dolly!". My dreams came true in 1976 when I worked at the Hoyts Plaza theatre with Tom Omaye as my head projectionist and in 1989 I got the life time ambition to run my own cinema on the south coast of Sydney before I moved to London in 1992
Widescreen Weekend 2016 Widescreen Weekend will take place from 13 - 16, October 2016 and will feature new Cinerama restorations, classic 70mm screenings and demonstrations of the latest ways to enjoy immersive cinema. Widescreen Weekend commences on Thursday evening and concludes after the last show on Sunday evening. We will be announcing programme information in August 2016. We hope to see you all as we celebrate the joys of wide gauge film once again.
Nolan's "Dunkirk" will feature over 100 minutes of IMAX material By Tyler Purcell Nolan's Dunkirk will feature over 100 minutes of IMAX material, according to sources close to the production. So far almost all of the still and video images coming from set are of the IMAX camera, with only a few brief moments with the 5/70 Panavision cameras. So far the production has been shooting on location in France, close to where the actual rescue happened.
All That Jazz in Aalborg, Denmark By Thomas Hauerslev "Center for Danish Jazz History" and Orla Nielsen opens a new cinema with 16mm, 35mm and 7OMM. A few hundred meters from the blue waters of Limfjorden, in northern Jyllland in Denmark, some hectic construction activity in some former office space is going on in July and August 2016. It's Orla, who enthusiastically shows me around the premises, and talk about the plans for how he intends to transform this former office space into a new cinema to show films with jazz music.
Brian O'Brien Biography By Walter P. Siegmund and Brian O'Brien, Jr. Brian O'Brien was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1898 to Michael Phillip and Lina Prime O'Brien. His education started in the Chicago Latin School from 1909–1915, and continued at the Yale Sheffield scientific school where he earned a Ph.B. in 1918 and a Ph.D. in 1922. In 1922 he married Ethel Cornelia Dickerman and they had one son, Brian, Jr..
“Ghostbusters”: The 70mm Engagements By Mike Coate The following is a list of the 70-millimeter first-run engagements of “Ghostbusters” in North America. These were full-frame (2.20:1) prints blown up from anamorphic 35mm. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The Columbia release, directed by Ivan Reitman — and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver — opened on June 8th, 1984.
“Heaven’s Gate”: The 70mm Engagements By Mike Coate The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Heaven’s Gate” in North America. These were letterboxed prints (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The United Artists release was directed by Michael Cimino and starred Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, and Jeff Bridges. The running time of the 1980 screenings was 219 minutes, while the 1981 screenings ran 149 minutes.
“The Deer Hunter”: The 70mm Engagements By Mike Coate The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “The Deer Hunter” in North America. These were letterboxed prints (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The EMI production/Universal release, was directed by Michael Cimino and starred Robert DeNiro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken.
“Year of the Dragon”: The 70mm Engagements By Mike Coate The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Year of the Dragon” in North America. These were letterboxed prints (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The MGM release, directed by Michael Cimino, and starring Mickey Rourke, John Lone and Ariane Koizumi, opened on August 16th, 1985.
Information about the 3-strip movie "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" By Gerhard Witte Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are mainly worldwide renowned for their collection of fairy tales – but they were also language- and cultural researchers, diplomats, lawyers, professors, librarians and politicians. They were born in Hanau as the eldest children of a Calvinist pastor's family with civil service ties.
7Omm & Widescreen Festival @ the Somerville, USA September 16-25, 2016 Join us for our first-ever celebration of the greatest motion picture format of all time - 70mm film! From September 16 through the 25th, each day we will be presenting classic titles on our big screen. In addition to key 70mm titles, we will also be screening a handful of widescreen 35mm features that emphasize the grandeur of the big screen.
Flicker Alley presents "The Best Of Cinerama" And "Cinerama’s Russian Adventure" By Flicker Alley, Press Flicker Alley, in association with Cinerama Inc., adds two newly-restored, Blu-ray/DVD premieres to its popular Cinerama collection: The Best of Cinerama and Cinerama’s Russian Adventure. Release Date: November 15, 2016. Flicker Alley and Cinerama Inc. invite you once more to celebrate the thrilling spectacle of Cinerama with two exciting releases - The Best of Cinerama and Cinerama’s Russian Adventure – both featuring new restorations of some of the most fantastic footage in Cinerama history.
"Ellston Bay" - in VistaVision By Nicholas Eriksson "Ellston Bay" is a highly ambitious short film project currently set to begin principal photography in September of this year. The project is a psychological-thriller, heavily inspired by the work of renowned horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The Kickstarter campaign is now live, and with the full support of the general public, Nicholas Eriksson and the entire team at Fact Not Fiction Films hope to take the VistaVision format into the 21st century.
• Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer By The Cinemiracle Process • Visit to La Geode, Paris By Thomas Hauerslev • Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers By Thomas Hauerslev • Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles By Thomas Hauerslev • Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris By Olivier Rousseau • Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby • Brian O'Brien, Jr.'s Todd-AO Scrapbook Coming soon • Rare black/white images from American Optical Company Coming soon • "Oklahoma!" on opening night at the Rivoli Coming soon
I continue to be impressed by the dedication you have to the continuing wellbeing of 70mm. I would like you to have met my colleague and friend, the late Robert Gottschalk, founder and driving force of Panavision. He was of the unshakeable opinion that picture quality, real picture QUALITY, depended on a big piece of negative, the bigger the better.
All good wishes, Sir Sydney Samuelson, December 2009
"Encourage film makers to produce and make new films in 65mm, present them in 70mm with 6-track discrete digital sound on big curved screens".
"The 70mm Association Newsletter" was the "voice" of The International 70mm Association.
For 7 years, when the magazine was produced regularly, it was edited and published in Copenhagen. The magazine was never a commercial venture - nor was it intended to be. It had a lot of fans and the number of subscribers climaxed in 2000. The last issue was published in the fall of 2001. Special edition issues 68, 69 & 70 have been made for the Widescreen Weekend.
Todd-AO Birth date By Brian O'Brien On October 15th, 1952 I received a phone call from a Michael Todd in New York City, who wished to come to see me at Rochester that evening. I had never heard of Todd, but it seems that he is a well-known Broadway producer.
1930's Large Format Equipment at the USC Archive By Dan Sherlock The University of Southern California has one of the most respected schools of cinema-television in the world. Many famous directors, cinematographers, editors, and others involved in the production of motion pictures and television programs learned their craft at this school. Located below one of the buildings is the USC Moving Picture archive. The archive includes over 18,000 student films, 35mm films, cameras and projectors.
The 70mm Trailer Anomaly By Brian Walters Some of the excellent sounding 70mm trailer examples were for “The Fly“, “Commando“ and “Full Metal Jacket“, all wonderfully dynamic sounding trailers that far exceeded the sound of the feature presentations which were to be in 35mm stereo optical sound only. The picture quality of these trailers, even though only blow ups from 35mm, was also usually superior because of the improved brightness, picture stability and improved definition from longer focal length lenses employed with 70mm projection.
"A Tale of Old Whiff", the animated one-reel cartoon has been found By Randy Gitsch We are delighted to report that "A Tale of Old Whiff", the animated, one-reel cartoon by Johh Hubley that originally accompanied the "Scent of Mystery" feature in its' 1960 theatrical release, and one which was officially "lost", when he and Dave Strohmaier were desperately looking for it to accompany their DVD/Blu-Ray re-mastered release of that feature, has been found.