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LATEST 70MM NEWS AND FEATURES
Newly Restored Oklahoma! to open TCM Classic Film Festival This unique 4k presentation, painstakingly restored from 65mm Todd-AO elements by Twentieth Century Fox and Fotokem, will be screened at 30 frames per second — the same frame rate as when the film was originally released in 1955. The original 6 - track soundtrack has been also restored and re - mastered at Twentieth Century Fox, in collaboration with End Point Audio and Chase Audio by Deluxe.
Dieter Gäbler Verstorben Von Herbert Born Dieter Gäbler verstarb vergangenen Mittwoch, 5. März 2014 nach schwerer Krankheit. Viele Gäste unseres 70mm Festivals lernten Dieter Gäbler als einen aufgeschlossenen und freundlichen Zeitzeugen kennen, der zweimal als Ehrengast unser Festival besuchte.
Dieter Gäbler passed away By Herbert Born Dieter Gäbler, German DoP and well known MCS-70 camera technician, passed away last Wednesday, March 06, 2014. We remember him as a very passionate filmmaker and a very friendly and likable friend who was always very helpful in answering questions during our long research conversations.
Me and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - a 50 year Love Story By Stefan Adler I might as well have bought a private 70mm print to get it right from the beginning! What's $ 20.000:- or more for nostalgic remembrance purposes for an old 70 mil' projectionist? A mere trifle! The possibility of having "prime beef" running through two lusty warm purring kittenlike DP70:s in the living room was appealing, but somewhat hard to get a household majority to vote for.
"War and Peace" Souvenir Program WAR AND PEACE follows the fortunes and intricate relationships of four aristocratic families in Russia during the eight turbulent years, 1805-1812 when the vast country was caught up in the swirling and irresistible tides of history. The families are the ROSTOVS, the BOLKONSKYS, the KURAGINS, and the BEZUKHOVS. The story begins in 1805 when the spectre of Napoleon hung over the tapestry of Eastern Europe like a shroud.
Leo Kino, Innsbruck, Austria By Thomas Hauerslev I visited the Leo Kino on a very sunny Saturday in February to give a lecture about film formats, followed by a 4K presentation of "A Year Along The Abandoned Road" and a rare screening of "Gorillas in the Mist" in 70mm and Dolby A. Here you have some images of the only remaining 70mm cinema in Austria
Widescreen History By Johan Wolthuis The new WIDESCREEN HISTORY publication summarise the history of Widescreen processes and related subjects. The intention was to make a publication with a lot of information on Cinerama, CinemaScope systems, 70mm, etc., With a little history about sound and color and as important aspect: a lot of classic illustrations in colour and black and white.
"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" Production Information By Warner Brothers, 2001 "2001: A Space Odyssey" tells the story of astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole, aboard the spaceship Discovery, who are sent on an exploratory mission to a point near the outer reaches of the Solar System. The operation runs smoothly at first but then slowly, inexplicably, things begin to go wrong. The true nature of the mission is called into question and Discovery's highly sophisticated onboard computer, the HAL-9000, appears to be sabotaging the crew he was designed to assist, jeopardizing not only the mission but the lives of everyone onboard.
2001: A Space Odyssey Essential Presentation Procedure By METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER The Running time of 2001: A Space Odyssey is 2 hours 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of OVERTURE, ENTRACTE and EXIT MUSIC. Play OVERTURE music (3 minutes) with full House lights on. Dim House lights towards end of overture - allow for Censor certificate and open full screen on LION TRADE MARK
2001: a space odyssey Campaign By Donn Reyes, MGM I found an unbounded enthusiasm for 2001 on the part of local managers and/or agents which is reflected positively and powerfully in the work of their publicity and promotion departments. In my opinion, a large measure of this enthusiasm springs from the fact that the managers/agents and their pub/promo people have never had a picture quite like 2001 to sell before, and as such, 2001 constitutes a definite challenge to them.
Mr. Todd visits in70mm.com By Thomas Hauerslev On Monday 27. January 2014 I had invited expatriate and Copenhagen resident Mr. Oliver Todd to our house for dinner and a talk about his life. Three hours went by very quickly talking about family, film and food and living in Copenhagen. Despite admitting he only knows very little about his famous granddad and 70mm, Oliver has agreed to be interviewed about his life some times soon.
70mm Films I Saw Growing Up By Ashley Ward My first 70mm film was "The Alamo". It was at the 2:00 matinee, on December 24, 1960. Yes, it was the full-length roadshow version of the film. The venue was the Valley Theatre, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Valley Theatre had a seating capacity of 1500 persons, and was configured as a Todd-AO house. It had a 120 degree curved screen.
CINERAMA HOLIDAY CD Soundtrack First time on CD is the original movie sound track to the 1955 released "Cinerama Holiday" re-mixed from the movie audio tapes combined with music from the studio recording issued on the LP, making this Morton Gould score release as complete as possible for sound track buffs.
"Panorama Blue" in 70mm By Daniel Sherlock In 1974, an unusual movie was released to a relatively small number of theaters. The movie was PANORAMA BLUE, and it was billed as “the world’s mightiest adult film” and “photographed in 70mm Super Widescreen Panoramascope”. Was the movie actually photographed using 65mm cameras, or was it blown up from 35mm anamorphic ‘scope format, or blown up from spherical 35mm?
Cinerama at The Camerimage Film Festival By Strohmaier & March The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators. Travelling this day were Dave Strohmaier, Douglas Knapp SOC, Rebecca Olkowski and Tom March. Dave and Doug were invited to give two presentations that were moderated by Jon D. Witmer, associate editor of the American Cinematographer magazine.
The Passing of Peter O'Toole By Mark Lyndon The passing of Peter O'Toole marks the definitive ending of an epic era of film making. From the legendary title role of Lawrence of Arabia to the highly rated portrayal of RJ Johnston, the tutor of Pu Yi - The Last Emperor, his 70mm career spanned twenty five glorious years within a much longer range of half a century plus.
Cinema 180 in Denmark By Thomas Hauerslev There were at least four Cinema 180 70mm installationvs in Denmark between late 1970s and mid 1990s. In this page you can see images from three of them. The only installation I remember was in Aalborg, where I took some notes when I visited in 1991.
in70mm.com's man in Berlin, Mr. Gerhard Witte reports about the coming attraction “Ivanhoe”. Production company Egoli Tossell Film AG says: We still intend to film “Ivanhoe” in 65mm negative film. It is still in planning phase but there will be no further information about this film until spring 2014."
DP70: A Story of the Todd-AO Projector By Thomas Hauerslev Today, when most cinemas have converted to digital presentations, there is less need for the DP70 – or any other film projector – and most of the machines are now redundant, with notable exceptions such as the Schauburg, and other 70mm venues.
KRRR! 9th 70mm Film Fest Krnov 2014 PROGRAM ADDED By Klima & Tomesek One of the main task of the 70mm festival is to recall now unused film format which dazzled visitors in its time by brilliant display of details in picture and and insurmountable sound to nowadays public - DESPITE ALL THE DRAWBACKS THAT OLD AND WORN-OUT COPIES OF 70mm FILMS BRING.
70MM Film Event at Biffen, Aalborg Denmark, 26. April 2014 PROGRAM ADDED By Nielsen & Hauerslev "Biffen" in Aalborg, Denmark, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 1-day 70MM Festival. One day with 70mm films, lectures, format demonstrations, and the odd surprise on the 10 meter wide and deeply curved screen. It will be an unique opportunity to experience true 70MM in one of the best Danish cinemas.
Widescreen Weekend, Bradford, 2014 PROGRAM ADDED The dates for the next Widescreen Weekend are 10 – 13 April 2014. The one change to note here is that Widescreen Weekend commences on Thursday evening with a double bill and concludes after the last show on Sunday evening. We will be announcing programme information in January 2014 and will be in touch in December to update you and let you know when passes will be on sale.
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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.
• A Visit to ARRI In München By Thomas Hauerslev • Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer By The Cinemiracle Process • Photo visit to Gulliver Arane 65/70mm Laboratory By Thomas Hauerslev • Photo visit to Cinema Circulaire 360 By Thomas Hauerslev • New 6-track Magnetic Head By Clemens Sherer • VistaRama cinemas in Spain By Ramon Lamarca • To commemorate William Wyler's monumental epic "Ben Hur" Shot in MGM's Camera 65 By Gerhard Witte • Vintage articles about Showscan, Panavision & Dolby
“We thought at the time that there wouldn’t be many places to play this in 70mm, but we were pleasantly surprised. There are still a lot of projectors, at least in US, that are 35mm and 70mm combined.”
Kenneth Branagh's "HAMLET" on 65mm By Eastman Kodak "We shot on 65mm film because we see our "Hamlet", the complete Hamlet, as an epic film. An epic film demands an epic format. One which gives us absolute quality. One that gives nearly four times the picture information in each frame, relative to 35mm.