Thank you for a wonderful website celebrating all things 70mm - it's fantastic!
60 years have now passed since the tragic death of Mike Todd on 22nd March 1958 in a plane crash aged just 50. So sad one cannot begin to imagine what else he would have gone onto achieve in his career, when you look at ’’Around The World In 80 Days’’ a Wide Screen Todd-AO Spectacular Amazing Movie. This man was truly a showman, and as he stated, a BIG Wide picture projected through one hole and the pioneer of 70mm Todd–AO!! Bravo.
Mark Lees, ex-projectionist, Wallasey, Merseyside, UK.
Great site guys. Keep up the good work. You are the only ones doing it. Keep the Wide Screen format alive!!
I run a couple of Facebook groups related to World Fairs and Expositions or Expos and your site provided quite a bit of very useful information that I had not come across elsewhere on the web. With your site I was able to find and share clips from a number of different Expos with fans of those Expos. There are separate groups on Expo 67, Expo 37, Expo 58 and Expo 70, all of which will be visiting your site to see more details about the films they saw when they attended their fair, which is one of the things most Expo fans really enjoy.
So on behalf of those other fans, my thanks.
Just posted this review on Amazon re Blu Ray of "South Pacific" hope you approve. Perhaps you can pop this on your 70mm page which as always is fantastic nothing else on the web like this keep up the great work well done.
Mark Lees - ex Cinema Projectionist - Wallasey, Wirral, UK
in70mm.com is really cool and documented, thank you for your job
Thank you, best regards,
Gary Dagorn, France
This is a great site. 70mm is fabulous.
We love what you do and keep up the great work!
Maddie Austin and Erling Stoehr, Minneapolis, MN, USA
As always, thanks for your work. It is clearly having a benefit.
Bob Smith, USA
Thanks for the great work and content on the site. I often find myself digging through unread sections.
Jeffrey Ketterer, USA
Thank you for your work and for your wonderful website. Your impressive website is a profit in my life.
Gerhard Witte, Berlin
Greetings from Melbourne Australia.
Firstly, as someone who has seen most of the classic 70MM and Cinerama productions of old, theatrically, let me congratulate you on a fine web-site dedicated to this superior film format.
I felt to advise you that IMAX Melbourne has decided to re-install their 15/70 IMAX projector especially to show "Dunkirk".
I might also add that the Sun Theatre Yarraville is my 'local' cinema and I will also see the picture there. The quality of presentation at this cinema is always first class.
Victor S., Australia
Your web site is wonderful. I'm former professional projectionist from Pilsen, Czech Republic. There was cinema EDEN for 70 and 35mm projection. Two Meopta UM 70/35 projectors. "My" cinema was the HVEZDA, STAR. Both cinemas EDEN and HVEZDA were closed. Projectors ended up God knows where. Now I'm fan film only and the technique aspect. I work in a hospital in Pilsen and is now 58 years of age.
Best regards and big thanks for your work!
Ludek Brejcha, Czech Republic
And thank you again for your very beautiful internet site! VERY FANTASTIC SITE! All the dreams of my life are in your site!
Jean Pierre Vershure, Mons, Belgium
A big thank you for your bulletin! Not only is it enjoyable but educational as well. THANK YOU!
|14 March 2016|
Just to say I get the newsletter and really appreciate it, even though I don't get to events. It's a great resource for '2001'. I'm working through both the Kubrick archive in London and the Clarke archive at the Smithsonian, slowly putting together the full historical story. But nothing can beat in70mm.com for the sheer quality and accuracy of its material. Continuing thanks for everything.
|4 February 2016|
Thank you again for all your site does for the film world.
Howard B. Haas, Philadelphia, USA
Wishing you and everyone at IN70MM, a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy 70MM H8tefull8 New Year. Thanks for producing a comprehensive website for true film fans, and 70MM enthusiasts. All the best!
|Dec 11, 2015|
Keep up the great work; in70mm is one of my favorite websites!
Brian Rose, USA
|Dec 6, 2015|
Hi, Love the site
Adan Rios, USA
I love in70mm.com!
Björn Nordin, Sweden
Keep up with your great work on the site,
Simone Odino, Italy
|4 Jun 2015|
Good Morning, Wonderful and informative, love your web site.
I attended the showing of "HOW THE WEST WAS WON" at the Cinerama Dome yesterday. It was great and I am very thankful to you and your site informing me of this.
The man who introduced the film (he use to be the projectionist there and currently is a consultant for their three strip Cinerama showing) announced there was going to be a Widescreen Film Festival at the American Motion Picture Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn theater in Los Angeles this May. He mentioned there would showings of films shot in TODD-AO, Super Panavision 70, Super Technirama 70 along with VistaVision films shown in 35mm. I haven’t been able to find any announcements or schedules on the internet but I have always found your site as a reliable resource for 70mm/Cinerama information. I would think you would have more means to find out about this festival than I do but if I do discover any dates, I would definitely pass them on to you.
Thanks again for all you do.
United States of America
Thank you for your excellent global coverage of 70mm film happenings.
Mike Morrison, Portland, Oregon, USA
We love your website for so many years!
Stéphane Landfried, French Associtation of Cinema Owners
Thank you for your precious and irreplaceable help in spreading the word of 70mm worldwide.
GRAZIE E CIAO !
Arcadia Cinema, Melzo, Italy
|18 Jul 2014|
I have visited your site a number of times over the past few years and wanted to let you know that's it's great to see so much information in one place about 70mm.
My father was the chief Projectionist at the Drake Cinema in Plymouth when it opened in 1958. We had moved from Essex (on the Steam Driven Cornish Rivera Express) for him to take up the job, having previously worked at the Plaza, Leicester Sq. London for a number of years after his demob from the Royal Australian Air force after WWII.
I remember the many visits I made to the cinema with my father to the projectionist box and would spend many hours watching some of the films that was shown from the little window next to the projector. Great to see him in some of the article pictures about the installation, great history documents.
Will have to look back at some of his old photos of the Drake. Great site
Many thanks & Best Regards
I just recently discovered the site in70mm.com and can't get enough! I am currently working on a "roman à clef" novel that I plan to someday adapt into a screenplay and have shot on 65mm film. I'm writing from a tiny little city on the east coast of Canada and just wanted to say that I love film. I started shooting film stills when I was just 7 or 8 years old and eventually I found myself brainwashed into switching to digital. Only after my career in digital post production took off, did I finally wake up and realize that film is really the only way (in my opinion) to shoot a movie. Thanks for continuing to do what you all do!
All the best,
Your website is great. I admire and appreciate it as a very usefull and rich source of many rare information. Thank you for it.
Hello Thomas, What a great section [Todd-AO Equipment Catalog] on your site!!! This is a great record of the depth of the undertaking of the Todd-AO process. GREAT JOB!!!!!!
Thank you, Thomas, very, very much. I've always wanted to tell more people on what I saw back then because I've always seen questions inquiring on what was missing. I thought your website would be the perfect vehicle. I monitor your site devotedly. I really miss those 70mm movies. Keep up the great work. Thank you again.
Cheers, Ken Kunkel, USA
|27 February 2014|
The web site is amazing, with so much information on it.
Many Thanks, Best regards
I really do enjoy reading the stories and news items you both produce. The John Mitchell Cinerama weekend in Sydney looked fantastic. I must ask Eric White all about it.
What an absolutely fantastic site, and the piece about IB Tech film was so well written and enjoyable to read. It's great to see someone's passion. Thank you.
Congratulations on a fabulous website
Jeremy Sale, UK
Thank you for keeping up the history that it seems Hollywood is neglecting.
|20. marts 2013|
Hi Thomas, I found your website very informative on 70mm. Your unofficial titles are Great in the Staff page (Mother Theresa of 70mm :)). My Thanks to all team members for sharing your knowledge and passion for 70mm through your website.
A film fan
Keep up the good work!
Hi, I like your internet site and read it everyday. Congratulations for what you do for 70mm, I remember the time when I was a kid in the "Théâtre des Variétés" in Brussels watching 70mm prints, it was wonderful
I was in bradford in April for the first time, i was so happy i finally see a Cinerama presentation. It was the first time in my life, i always dreamt of it! i was born in 1965 so i could not have seen it !
Dear Thomas, My sincere compliments for your excellent, excellent, site with a lot of pieces about the latest developments of Cinerama and 70mm The Master! Great Job!
Kind regards, Johan C.M. Wolthuis
International 70mm Publishers
Hi Bill, I've just spent some time reading your site and wanted to congratulate on it - fascinating information!
Thanks for now, Jonathan Melville
I have long enjoyed and admired your terrific website.
Sincerely, Bob Furmanek
3-D Film Archive, LLC
Your site is phenomenal! Thanks for the great work you do.
Cinema Retro magazine
Thank you for the magnificent work you have done.
Gerhard Witte, Berlin
Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking care of the 70mm website. I am regularly checking it.
Kind regards, Emil van Zuylen, Holland
Your web page is great!
Dan Fleetham Jr., BSA Retired
Thank you for putting up this site. It is an amazing site, educating people, like myself on 70mm, a large film format which was used as the format used to shoot epic films and musical films from the mid 50s to the early 70s. I am of the youngest generation, and I'm upset that most people my age don't know this format. When I grow up and become an animation film director, I'll use 65mm for most of my animated motion pictures. Again, thank you for setting up this site.
Jonathan Jean-Louis, teenager, New York
.....thanks again on behalf of all 70mm fans for your magnificent website!
Jean-Luc Peart – Sound Engineer, France
Thanks for your terrific site!
Ryff Wolf, LA, CA
in70mm is by far the best site for 70mm and widescreen
I can't thank you enough for giving this humble admirer a chance to actually be published on an international authority site. "Humble" is not the word.
Your site is so important to so many people around the world who love the big screen cinema. Preserving what we all remember and still love as being the forerunner to today's modern technology is so important to those of us who learned to love cinema before the technological age of IMAX.
CineMiracle, Cinerama, Ultra Panavision 70, VistaVision, Todd-AO and all the rest were what made movies "events," and not just Saturday afternoon time-wasters.
Your efforts, and those of your contributors, help preserve what movies were all about. I believe that's what it *still* should be about. Technology is one thing, but nostalgia and the memories of our experiences as they were can't be replaced.
Thank you, my new friend. Please keep me informed about new developments in cinema as we knew it.
I remain honored and humbled,
Stephen Winship, Angels Camp, California, USA
|3 October 2010|
Your Site is a really excellent one and VERY interesting to delve into - much appreciated.
WOODFORD, Blue Moiuntains, NSW
Your website is one of my favorites being a Cinerama and 70MM fan.
Cheers, Pete Sefcik
Cleveland, Ohio USA
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Your adaptation of my 2010 Bradford article for the web is great as always. The 70mm website still amazes me every time I visit it !!! Your MBKS was very well deserved !!
Thanks, as always, for the site!
Ed Peters, USA
I love your site as do many of my projectionist and 70MM enthusiast friends.
Kindest Regards, Bob Collins, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Hi mr in70mm!
I'm a 22 year old film enthusiast from melbourne, australia. i've been obsessed with film for as long as i can remember and i just wanted to let you know just how much i appreciate a resource like your site. Having to trounce my way through library books, online resources, dvd special features & commentaries etc. in search of really solid information especially about 70mm is a hard slog but your site is a complete revelation. I can't describe how impressed i am! i could spend hours on your site each day.
Again...INCREDIBLY appreciative of this great resource and all of you and your team's work! i look forward to trying to hunt down some of the cinemas listed on your site.
Michael John Haydon, Melbourne, Australia
Just fell over this site, what treasures.
All the best,
Martin Coffill, BFI London, Quality Adviser
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
Hello Thomas, I am a keen 70mm film fan and would like to congratulate you on your efforts in keeping 70mm alive and in peoples thoughts in this crazy 'digital' world.
Thanks also for supporting me and my teams success (projection team of the year) on your excellent web-site.
Very best regards, Darren Payne, Technical Manager Odeon/ABC Bournemouth
Dear Tom or Mom of 70mm,
I'm always impressed by all the stuff I see you are doing on the web for 70mm, Cinerama and wide screen showings everywhere. Seasons greetings from Culpeper, Virginia!
Sincerely, Larry Smith
President, Cinerama Preservation Society, Inc.
Your site is soooooooooo good and you are soooooooooooo good to contribute your time effort and money to do this!
Richard Greenhalgh, Hollywood, USA
It is I who has to thank you, Thomas. It is a pleasure to share the love for movies and 70mm that I have with anyone who has the patience and the persistence to build a dedicated site like yours, I mean it!
Paolo Roberto P. Elias, Rio, Brazil
I'm an absolutely 70mm Freak and love your fantastic Site! It's THE BEST of it's kind!
Thanks a lot and with the best Regards from Vienna
Christian Mueller, Austria
Your 70mm internet site is famous, it is the only one a prefer!!!
Best regards from Belgium. Jean-Pierre Vershure
Thank you so much for your wonderful website. Ben Kehe, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The DP70 site is looking fantastic, a true encyclopaedia of DP70 and 70mm. There would be no other projector ever made that 50 years on would have such a high percentage still in use. Kind regards, David Kilderry
Have been scoping out your site for a while looking at all the information. Invaluable. Thank you very much. Thanks for your website.
Very helpful. Jason Murphy, Film Programmer, Edge Cinema
I cant get over how good your website is and how good all the material on it is too. The amount of cross referencing is superb!
Regards, Mark Trompeteler, UK
There is so much fantastic material across your entire site already. It's a fantastic resource. Many thanks again
Brian Guckian, Dublin, Ireland
I have recently come across your wonderful website and I wish to compliment you on it's content, well done. Attached is a photo of my original 1960 UK "The Alamo" In Todd-AO (1960) Quad Poster, it is quite rare as there were not a lot printed with the Todd-AO symbol on it. Anyway I thought you might like a copy for your website? Please keep up the wonderful work.
Mr Maurice Jones, Wales, United Kingdom
|4 April 2009|
You have really done a splendid job with the website.
Kind Regards Bob Jessopp
Your website is truly a great resource!
Regards, Mike Morrison, Portland, Oregon
|11. oktober 2008|
thomas, thanks so much for your splendid work yet again : fabulous
Kevin Phelan, England
|19. August 2008|
We've found a lot of helpful information on your website www.in70mm.com and are open for any suggestions you might have.
Connie Betz, Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin, Germany
Meant to say before love your site good luck
John Holland, Lighting Cameraman, London
|13 April 2008|
...btw, your site is looking VERY good. I'll come back later and take a long, long look.
Mark L., USA
Your site is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
Best Regards, Kirby McDaniel
Thank you for your efforts in continuing providing 70 mm enthusiasts like myself with such a great web site.
Christian Losito, Macon, GA, U S A
May I thank you for a wonderful site of great interest to me as a Londoner who has enjoyed West end cinemas. I have noticed an error *) in list of films in London 1958-2001
Barabbas opened at the new Odeon Haymarket 4 JUNE 1962 not February as stated, this date is in my book on West End cinemas and to double-check I looked up The Times Newspaper Archive which confirms date.
*) The page has been updated. Thanks, Thomas, editor
Tom, thanks for your wonderful website!
|28 Nov 2007|
Thank you for maintaining you DP-70 and other 70mm web sites. They are an inspiration to all of us who care about these fine machines.
Best Wishes, John Williamson
|13 November 2007|
Congratulations on in70mm.com This is a unbelievable resource and your dedication and enthusiasm is mind boggling! Keep up the fantastic work.
regards Mark D'Arcy-Irvine, Sydney, Australia
I'm sorry I never mentioned how much I enjoy your "In 70mm" newsletter. It is a truly monumental undertaking.
Paul Samuels, Washington, DC, USA
Have just spent another two hours reading through yet again parts of your wonderful web site. I don't know how you manage to do it, but I for one am certainly glad you do.
Every time I look at the site I find myself immersed in fond memories of Wide Screen as I remember it from it's glory days of the 50's,and 60's and to have someone like yourself capable of collating and bringing together so much information is fantastic.
The site just seems to get better and better.
Best wishes and regards Ralph Miller (ex London Cinerama 3 x strip and 70mm projectionist)
Your web site is an outstanding tribute to the widescreen 70mm format. You might want to add the Esquire Theater in Denver, Colorado to your list of theaters that have 70mm projection capability.
Keep up the good work
Best wishes, Keith Dastur, Cascade, Colorado
You've built a fantastic website which is always a pleasure to visit.
Very best wishes John Wood MBKS,
|13. April 2007|
Dear Thomas, was there forgotten the 70mm festival for the American Cinematheque?
By the way, for my opinion there is too much public relation for the Schauburg Cinema on your website, including no commented screenings of 35mm prints (as Ben-Hur) or German dubbed prints (DIE HARD, ABYSS, ALIENS and so on). The advertising spaces in favour of Mr. Born are exaggerated, I think, and his "historic transfigurations" of the wide screen history in many internet forums and discussions are a real torture for a couple of experts.
Nowadays an important share of his program is carried on HD(TV)-Screenings via DLP beamer - altogether "harmonious" living side on side, as Mr. Born mentioned.
After many years I regret to notice, that this man is not fully serious - a very fickle and changeable business man with nostalgic weakness. The historic truth is another thing, I believe. I would be unhappy, as soon as the Thomas Hauerslev website is changing into a Herbert Born website.
The other, more interesting Festivals (American Cinematheque, Norsk Filminstitut and the Czheck festival) come off to shortly for my taste at the moment.
Kindest regards Jean-Pierre, Berlin, Germany
|January 5, 2007|
Your web site is so thorough and complete ! I find once I get on your web site I can't leave because you have so many interesting articles and interviews
Mark Andrew Job
|3 January 2007 |
You do a wonderful Job with the 70mm Web Presentation
Ingolf Vonau, Berlin, Germany
|June 5, 2006|
I am a great fan of your website and enjoy it on a daily basis. Great job.
Christian Losito, Macon, GA U S A
Wow.... This is AMAZING !
|4 April 2006|
I like your website "in70mm.com" very much! It is very interesting and nice to read.
Mit freundlichem Gruß Thomas Weis, München, Germany
|2 April 2006|
... you do a lot with your website, this is a kind of place to meet, like a pub where all are going after a hard day of work to see friends and talk about common things and drink virtual Hoepfner brew in form of new articles and/or impressive screenings schedules ... it helps us a lot ..
Herbert Born - Schauburg Kino, Karlsruhe, Germany
|March 9, 2006|
Hi there dear Thomas,
in the beginning many many compliments and thanks for your fabulous work with the website and for your passion about the 70mm.
I would like to make you a question please: have you ever been in italy seeing the Arcadia multiplex in Melzo ?
Well, if the answer is yes, you just know what i am talking about !!!!
If the answer is no, i'd like to invite you to spend your next holiday there, that's the real seventh wonder of the world.
I'm a fanatical about 70mm and large format, and I will take this few seconds to say that you will never and repeat never say a cinema like that all over the world.
Try to believe.
If you need more information I will be pleased to send them to you.
Bye Bye and many compliments again.
Marco M., Italy
|March 9, 2006|
From the amount of browsing that I've done on your site, I really like the content you have collected. The first-person accounts from people and from members of the industry is very interesting to read. The next time I update the Movie Links page: I'll add a link to your site as I think it would be interesting to our readers. The BigScreen Cinema Guide
Scott V. Jentsch - Publisher, USA
|3 March 2006|
I've been a fan of your website for years.
Best regards, Andrew Oran, FotoKem, Hollywood, USA
|20 February 2006|
You are the God of 70mm
Cheers Fred Fullerton, London, England
|Fri, 17 Feb 2006|
Thanks very much for your excellent and informative website, and thanks for
helping to keep that great 70mm feeling alive!
Bill Huelbig, Weehawken, NJ, USA
|2 Feb 2006|
Thanks for this memorable site of the story of DP70. I have worked more then 30 years with Philips and Kinoton projectors, every day on my work as projectionist I see my DP70 out of working, its still a stanby-projector waiting for ......!!!!!
H. de Haas, Film projectionist by Wolff Cinema Group, Cinema Catharijne, Utrecht, the Netherlands
|31 March 2006|
Thanks for posting the pictures you took at the "Ryan's Daughter" locations in Ireland. I'd love to visit those places myself, but your pictures were the next best thing.
William P. Huelbig, USA
|27. January 2006|
Fantastic work! I’m impressed.
|January 8, 2006|
Found your website while surfing on Google . Wow ! congratulations on your fascinating work. I am retired now , but worked on the DP70's at the Regent Theatre, Wollongong Australia. The theatre has now closed but I believe the machines are still there . From what I hear they are hoping to have the theatre heritage listed . In the early 70s I was the envy of all the projectionists on the south coast of New South Wales, as we were the only theatre to be running 70mm !
I have a few photos if they are of any interest to you .
Cheers Dave Graham
I really enjoy the information on your website. Jim Cassedy, San Francisco, USA.
|1 September 2005|
Dear Thomas, I look and admire your site since a few years now! About 3 or 4 years ago, I send you a encouragement mail and you make me a kind reply (Again, today I would like to re-new all my encouragements for your work and the increasing richness of your exceptional site. Tonight, I had the very great surprise to see the DP70 brochures! I immediately downloaded the pages of this documentation. Of course, I regret I can't thank you directly, face to face with a good drink, but be sure I would enjoy to guide you and/or help you if you want to come again in Paris or around here.
Again, I send you my friendship and my strong encouragement for your passionate work. Olivier REVERT (DP70 #1993 and #1994)
I enjoyed your web site. Mike Zaiontz, New Orleans, USA
Great work on your website. It's a wonderful resource for all of us interested in the widescreen experience.
Siddique Hussain, England
|1 January 2005|
This is one of the best designed websites I've seen!
Joe Boczki, technician and former projectionist in Portland, USA
|2 Dec 2004|
Love your website. Very informative as well as helpful. Will spend more time surfing when I can get the time. Maybe even offer a few new tidbits for you.
Kind regards, Alan, Pacific Title, Hollywood, USA
...your 70mm website is going from strength to strenght - keep up the good work!.
David Coles, Australia
I just wanted to pass along thoughts and well wishes for your excellent web site. It's an excellent compendium for people like me who love movies and great theatre experiences. Keep up the excellent work and continued success for the website.
Regards, Jim Barg
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Hello from the USA
Keep up the great work on 70mm, you'er doing an outstanding job.
Best Regards, Paul Vollmers
|10 February 2004|
We love your website, and our DP70's
Projectionist, Lunar Drive-In Cinema, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
Hi … wonderful site – just terrific!
All the best, David Wishart
|20 Jan 2004|
I am delighted to find your website, with its encyclopaedic discussion of the history and technical features of this legendary projector. As a youngster growing up in 1950's NYC, I had the benefit of viewing films at nearly every DP70 installation. I can attest to the truly magnificent images this projector provided for the top run films of that era, including "Ben Hur", "Oklahoma!", "Porgy and Bess", and "Lawrence of Arabia".
Aside from IMAX, the conventional movie multiplex "experience" of today is simply pathetic, digital surround sound notwithstanding. The pitiful remant of a screen, devoid of curvature, appropriate size or even a dignified curtain makes the theatre going experience practically irrelevant. At least in my own home theatre, we properly dim the lights as the film begins, especially in the old "roadshow" spectacles that have "overtures" - e.g. "Ben Hur" and "Lawrence".
I am really glad to learn that Bob Harris has two DP70's to view the marvellous results of his restoration efforts.
Keep up the fine work. Thanks again. Jonathan Kleefield
I find your website very informative and helpful. For example, I will be seeing "Mad World" next week while visiting Washington because of the information your site provided. (I am a US government worker employed in Germany.) Again, thanks for providing a great service that helps to keep 70mm alive.
Michael Morrison, Landstuhl, Germany
|November 7, 2003|
Keep up the good work! I look at your website all the time. Big 70MM fan here. Back in the eighties, I was a projectionist at the old Cinedomes in Orange,
James T Spivey-Jr.
I want to give you kudos for the new site updates. I like the new layout very much. The colors and easier access make the site even better than before.
Just discovered your truly stupendous website - many congratulations. Congratulations many times over, again.
Hugh Raggett (retired filmaker).)
|08 Aug 2003|
Great site. 70mm is the only way to go
I just found your wonderful site, full of info about the many films and formats that I enjoyed in my youth 40 and more years ago.
Kind regards David J Brown
I just had to tell you that as a schoolboy I saw TIC as the London Casino in 1955 never realising that six years later I would work for Cinerama as a projectionist at the London Coliseum and Royalty Theatres and also relieved at the Casino. I left Cinerama and went out of the industry in 1963/4. However the one big memory that I have always carried with me is the Cinerama flight in This is Cinerama down the Grand Canyon. It has always been my life ambition to actually see the Grand Canyon for myself.
I was lucky to be present at the first showing at Bradford and meeting John Harvey, John Swadkins and Willem along with others from all over the world, including other ex Cinerama projectionists. After seeing TIC again after all those years my dream of seeing Grand Canyon for myself became even more pressing.
Finally after have had to cancel 3 arranged trips to America following a heart attack and heart bypass, a family illness and death and on the third occasion Sept. 11th 'Twin Towers' two days before my flight out from the UK. I have made it this month and flew over and stayed at the Canyon. The 47 year wait was well worth it. I for one will never forget it or forget that it was Cinerama that was responsible for that lifetime dream.
Keep up the good work with the web site, its a great site
Thank you for updating your website with all the new information. I look at
|26 May 2003|
From an ex London Cinerama projectionist (Coliseum and Royalty plus a couple of days at the Casino). I would just like to say how much I am enjoying wading through everything that you have listed in The 70mm Newsletter-table of contents.
I certainly never thought 40 years ago that I would enjoy reading about Cinerama as much as I am. If only it was possible to turn the clock back to then, perhaps we might still have more screens capable of showing 3 strip.
When I attended the opening in Bradford of Cinerama and met all the people that had come from all over the world just to be part of the rebirth of Cinerama I had many a tear in my eyes. Now reading the items on your site is yet again having the same effect on me. Even after all these years I can still remember most of the films quite clearly and recall where a realignment of the 'gigolos' was called for.
Keep up the good work and perhaps I might even be lucky enough to meet you at Bradford if I can make it next year.
|6 May, 2003|
Hi, Have really enjoyed the website articles about the Pictureville Widescreen weekend (March 2003)
Cheers, John Newman, London
Thanks Thomas, an excellent site with so much information. I know many from here in Melbourne Australia who visit often. I would have loved this information 20 years ago but it just was not available. Keep up your good work.
Kind Regards, David Kilderry
I regret you had to stop the paper version of "..in 70mm" for lack of new technologies in 70mm. But I will try to surf the net to have some news from you!
Loic LEDEZ, France
The W/S weekend web pages are superb and you are to be congratulated. Well done. I have enjoyed reading back through the years. We have been fortunate to have seen so many historical films presented correctly. I am looking forward to the weekend which has some good films, in particular Spartacus and the King and I now that they have the DP70 which should keep the focus sharp on the curve.
Best wishes, Malcolm Clarke.
... thank god for your love and enthusiasm for your subject -
Stanley [Kubrick] would have liked you!
Very best, Leon Vitali, England
The web pages are excellent.
Chris O´Kane, Vistamorph
Great site. I miss all the 70mm films. Today, most screens are small. What happened to the large curved screens?
|7 Oct 2002|
Keep up the great work on the site.
Kindest regards, Mark Gulbrandsen, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
I am a frequent visitor to your site and have appreciated the work you have done to make it so informative and interesting. Thanks for putting up this great site.
Sincerely, Vernon Cramer
|24 Sep 2002|
Had a look at the DP70 site - great resource.
Peter Hall, England
|28 Sep 2002|
You are making a remarkable contribution to 70mm history (and hopefully future). Your vast research and reporting on the subject are extraordinary. Congratulations and please accept my encouragement to continue your exceptional endeavour.
Best wishes, Dick Vetter, USA
You have one of my favorite sites on the net.
Great work keeping the History of the DP70 alive.
Bill Gabel, USA
Tack för ditt fina arbete med The 70mm Newsletter genom åren.
Bengt Norman, frilansfotograf och biografmaskinist, Vinterpalaset, Stockholm
|July, 25, 2002|
Your website is coming along quite nicely and is, as always very informative. Good luck on these new changes.
All the best, Rich Greenhalgh
|Dear Mr Hauerslev|
A bad truth, Issue nr. 67 is the last one?
Thank you for all the great past issues and your great work for 70mm film. Let's hope that some day producers will film in 70mm again.
Jörg Hebgen, German
|April 30, 2002|
For someone like me who grew up in Hollywood in the heyday of 70mm and Cinerama, your website is an absolute delight. Thanks for your fine work.
I can tell you that the finest cinema I've experienced, by far, with the best 70mm projection, was the old Carthay Circle in Los Angeles, which tragically was demolished in the late 1960s. Nothing else I've seen could touch it, even Grauman's Chinese in its prime.
With best regards, Richard Evidon, Minneapolis, MN, USA
|April 21, 2002|
Thank you for the web site.
Harold Flint, Upper Montclair, USA
|March 25, 2002|
Hi, you have a wonderful site on the best projector ever made. Great work!
Bill Gabel, USA
I've just looked through the magazine and site and am very impressed.
Congratulations on your site.
Best wishes, Steve Maggs, Australia
I was sorry to hear of the discontinuance of ...In 70mm in printed form.
It was a terrific publication, I will really miss it, but then Kodak may also be abandoning their printed edition of Cinema Notes so I guess this is the future!
Keep up the good work, I will continue to support ..in 70mm.
Best regards Brian Guckian, Dublin, Ireland
|December 31, 2001|
You have done an outstanding job with publishing "..in 70mm" and I congratulate you on having continued to produce such great material for as long as you did. Most people that put together newsletters or small magazines tend to get "burned out" and give up in about 1½ to 3 years. The fact that you continued for so long shows how strongly you are interested in the subject of 70mm.
I have been visiting and will continue to visit your excellent web site. I hope you will continue to add to the great things that are already there.
Thanks again for all you have done.
|Thanks for your great and useful site about large formats; I found it while I was searching the correct projection ratio for Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (now reedited in dvd in 2,35) .|
|December 10, 2001|
May I say many, many thanks for a great publication over the years, and that I understand your reasons entirely.
Yours sincerely Adrian H G Roberts
Thank you for a great site on the DP70 projector and 70mm projection.
Jerry Axelsson, Projectionist in Lund, Sweden
I was sorry to read of your decision to stop producing the printed version of ..in 70mm. However I can understand that it must take some time to produce each edition and I can only thank you for all your efforts.
I saw Bill Lawrence at Pictureville when I went to see "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and was glad to hear that the documenting of the history of 70mm will be continued. In my view this was a very important part of ..in 70mm which should be continued before the first hand knowledge is lost for ever. In particular documenting the films produced in the former Eastern Bloc countries has been generally poorly covered elsewhere. I hope that the website can continue this work.
Is it possible to send out a message when the Now Showing page of the website has been updated? It was only by accident that I found out about " Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and the Pictureville film listing never included it.
Best wishes, Andrew King
Sorry to hear about the demise of "...in 70mm." It's frustrating to see the film industry somewhat embrace digital cinema and large format IMAX/Giant Screen instead of 5-perf 65mm/70mm. Where's the logic? Now, if the industry wised up and embraced Super Dimension-70, I think that would be wonderful. Then, "...in 70mm" could enter a new age of 65mm movies!
Best regards, Bill Kallay
I applaud your decision to publish on the website. I think the improved pictures will make this a worthwhile change.
Cheers, Phil Lamb, England
I was sorry that you are not continuing with the magazine as I have enjoyed it very much. Thank you for all your hard work.
I have visited your site on the net and found it very helpful. Please keep up the good work as we value all that you do.
Thank you, Malcolm Clarke, England
I'm so sorry do decided to stop to publish it, but I understand you. No one seems to believe in 70mm but Arcadia, and it's really a pity that the moment we decided to move to the Large Format you closed the magazine that taught me a lot about 70mm and its history.
ciao, Francesco Gualeni, Italy
66 and 67 are great issues! Thanks.
You made a wise decision to substitute with a new website.
Looking forward to it.
Best regards, Dick Vetter, USA
|November 12, 2001|
Although I am in no sense a cinema technician, your magazine has revealed and enlightened a "behind the screen" world that has always intrigued and interested me. It has been a delight to discover the latest issue waiting on the doormat for me.
Howard Rust, England
I applaud your efforts for the past seven years and will be happy to send the money you have requested.
May I suggest that you consider sending out e-mails to your subscribers each time you publish a new issue on the web? I am ready to re-subscribe at any time.
Kind Regards, Richard Greenhalgh, USA
I think it is a great idea to put the magazine articles on the web instead of posting out printed copies. This is the way a lot of publications will go.
David Coles also thinks that you are doing the right thing. Putting the magazine on the web will give more people a chance to learn about 70mm (especially the younger generation).
best regards, Peter Fraser, Australia
I think changing your format to a web based style is an excellent idea. I do want to support it.
Obviously I would like to have seen the magazine continue but I completely understand your decision given the fact that even 70mm blowups seem to be very rare these days. Many, many thanks for the countless hours you must have put into producing the newsletter over the past seven years, it was very much appreciated. I'll continue to check the website regularly.
Best regards, Allan Young
|Many thanks for your wonderful efforts in producing the "in 70mm" magazine for so many years. Keeping 70mm alive was a worthy aim but sadly it looks like joining 3-strip Cinerama on the shelf of yesterdays wonder.|
David Coles, Australia
|20. august 2001 |
A pleasure to hear from you. Your work, in documenting Mr. Todd's vision, is worthy of doctorial awards. I will answer any technical questions you have. However, I can not add anything that you have not covered.
The Todd-AO process, especially the films photographed with the first bug-eye lens and 30 fps, are the best presentations, I have put on a screen. The DP70 is the finest moving picture machine ever built. It has never been equaled, and I doubt it ever will.
Keep up the good work. Cinema will never be the same as when Mike Todd was with us.
Regards, John D. Carver, USA