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"Phantom Thread" is released in 70mm
Paul Thomas Anderson: We kind of hopefully presented this option, that if you wanna dig it this way, it's there for you. I prefer it. I enjoy it. I think it's a more well balanced meal, just in terms of the way that it kinda comes through the projector and the light and umm, and things moving around, and..... I prefer it. But certainly does not mean you are not gonna like the movie if you have to see it in any other way. It also doesn’t mean you gonna like it any more.
Once Upon A Time In The Rex: 85th Anniversary
By Alain Dorange
The Rex is magic and is here to stay, this giant theatre is a landmark for the movies. The front of this massive building, with its tower 36m high bearing the three red letters ‘Rex’ can be seen from a fair distance along Les Grands Boulevards of Paris. Legend has it, that the Lumière Brothers said to George Melies in 1895 at the Grand Café, "The Cinematograph has no future. It will last two to three years, no more". How wrong they were.
Your Help Required to finance a re-recording of Miklos Rozsa film score
Volker Hannemann
The Kickstarter project for “KING OF KINGS” has a financial goal of 40.000 £ and ends on January 4, 2018. This is an appeal to all of you to support this project! But why should you contribute to this project? Maybe you love classic film scores, or maybe you are a fan of Miklos Rozsa, or maybe you like big biblical 70mm epics? Whatever reason it might be to get you onboard of this fascinating project, you can be sure to contribute to something of value! So, please donate and share.
"Dunkirk" back to the big screen in 70mm
By Warner Brothers
Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen. On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others.
Murder at the "Lichtburg"
By Ulrich Rostek
A film based movie performance is something unique, especially with modern high resolution film stock, especially with 70mm film. A virgin print, no dust, no scratches, an image steadiness like solid rock. The fine film grain is hardly ever noticable and yet it adds something organic to the projected image, breathes life into the moving picture; a phenomenon digital projection is lacking - sadly.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”: A 70mm Reference List
By Mike Coate
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” in North America. The film’s 70mm prints consisted of full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm. The audio on the majority of the prints was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format). Some prints lacked Dolby noise reduction or were played back on non-Dolby brand equipment.
Cinema as it Should Be - 70MM at the Savoy
By Thomas Hauerslev
Why board an international train and go across sea, land and bridges to see 70mm? Well, why not? Especially if you can combine a visit to an original Todd-AO cinema, and see a 70mm film at the same time. It's not a coincidence I chose this cinema for this "Todd-AO Express" mission. The Savoy in Hamburg was the very first purpose built Todd-AO cinema in Europe.
Filmtheater im "Haus Savoy"
PHILIPS Kinotechnik
Am 14. März 1957 wurde das neue Hamburger Premierentheater im "Haus Savoy" eröffnet. Das "Savoy" ist von besonderem Interesse, weil hier zum erstenmal in Deutschland der vielseitige und modernste Kinoprojektor Philips DP 70 installiert wurde. Schon bei Beginn des Baues stand fest, daß das Theater nicht nur für die allgemein üblichen Projektionsverfahren eingerichtet werden sollte, sondern daß auch das modernste Verfahren, Todd-AO mit Breitfilm, berücksichtigt werden sollte.
The Passing of Richard C. Babish
Richard passed peacefully at home. He was a MIT graduate, class of 1940 and was a Radiation Lab member and an optics developer for the Cinerama and Cinemiracle movie companies. He joined the Perkin-Elmer Corporation in 1954 and worked in the optical department providing technical expertise for numerous commercial and government projects.

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"Murder on the Orient Express" Production Information
Installation and Operating Procedures
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm in Bradford
2017 Widescreen Weekend Introductions

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Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris
By Olivier Rousseau
Rare black/white images from American Optical Company
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"Oklahoma!" on opening night at the Rivoli
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Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby
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By Kino-Technik, 1959
Technische Besonderheiten des 70-mm-Film-Verfahrens
By Kino-Technik, 1959
Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to La Geode, Paris
By Thomas Hauerslev

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70mm Film in China
By Li Shuping
70mm film making in China started in 1984 and significant progress has been made in the last few years. There are a few cinemas showing IMAX films in 8-perf versions there. China Research Institute of Film Science & Technology or CRIFST for short, is the only state-level research institute in film science & technology and the most autohoritive organization in developing of 70mm films in China.

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"South Pacific" filmed in Todd-AO will get a limited 60th anniversary re-release 26+29 August 2018

Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle" filmed in DEFA 70 in 1968, will get a BluRay release in Germany

"Phantom Thread" to open in 70mm at the Music Box in Chicago January 12, 2018

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Todd-AO How It All Began
By Brian O'Brien, Jr.
Finally, he called one night and said "OK Doctor, I give up. I have been looking into the companies you mentioned and American Optical looks like the best bet. What do I do now?" "Fine" said my dad, "I am having lunch with Walter Stewart, President of AO next Tuesday. Why do you not come up to Southbridge and have lunch with us?".

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