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LATEST 7OMM NEWS AND FEATURES
Your Help Required to finance a re-recording of Miklos Rozsa film score
By
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.
Mord in der Lichtburg
Von Ulrich Rostek
Film auf Film ist etwas besonderes, vor allem mit modernem hochauflösendem Filmmaterial und vor allem in 70mm. Eine jungfräuliche Kopie - keine Kratzer, kein Schmutz, ein felsenfester Bildstand. Das Filmkorn ist kaum wahrnehmbar, aber dennoch gibt es dem Film etwas organisches, etwas lebendiges, etwas, das einer digitalen Projektion leider abgeht.
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.
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"
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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 Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm in Bradford
By Johan Wolthuis
"Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich" digitally restored movie looked great on the large curved screen. From the original 3-panel elements it was possible to save this great movie for future generations. Producers David Strohmaier and Randy Gitsch did a great job! Beautiful images - a feast for the eyes and ears.
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.
Windjammer mystery sign
By Jan E Olsen
This sign was found in a scrap container last year, probably after cleaning out an old house. It was given to the Christian Radich Foundation, the charity that runs the school ship famous from the movie Windjammer. Does any body know where this sign was used?
2017 Widescreen Weekend Introductions
By Hannemann & Williams
 "The Untouchables" was released under the Theatre Alignment Programme created by LucasFilm in 1983. 70mm prints went out with a letter in De Palma’s name advising projectionists that 70mm prints were hard matted to the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, meaning bars could be visible at the top and bottom of the screen and offering guidance on the best presentation.
"Murder on the Orient Express" Production Information
By 20th Century Fox
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. World-renowned detective Hercule Poirot must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
Installation and Operating Procedures
By R. H. McCullough
Cinemiracle uses a triple camera, using three 35 millimeter negatives. This results in the filming of a scene under a triple angle. Such a method gives, in principle, a vision in wide angle in the projection system, similar to that which one has in real life. Cinemiracle is a system of photography and projection developed by National Theatres Amusement Company and first used by Louis de Rochemont in the production of "Windjammer".

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The REX in Paris
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Technische Besonderheiten des 70-mm-Film-Verfahrens
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Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers
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Visit to La Geode, Paris
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7OMM FLASHBACK
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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THE 70MM RUMOUR MILL
DECEMBER 2018

Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Christopher Nolan's acclaimed epic "Dunkirk" back to the big screen

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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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