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What is the correct colour of a DP70? By Clive Woodward We are puzzled by trying to work out the correct colour to repaint them. Ours are a brownish 'hammertone' / 'hammertex' colour. I note from photos on your website many appear to be grey. Even the brown on our units varies from part to part. Do you know of the 'official' original colour for DP70 projectors?
Kodak is making investments in introducing 65mm film processing in Europe By Kodak Kodak will open and operate a motion picture film-processing lab in New York City later this year, which will service 35mm, S16, Super 8 film processing and scanning. Kodak is also working with partners to sustain film processing capabilities around the world. In London, Kodak is making investments in introducing 65mm film processing in a region that has seen a huge increase in major productions shot on film.
Une Visite Chez Monsieur Cinerama By Martial DASSONVILLE François CARRIN est plus connu à l’ALICC sous le pseudo de Mr. CINERAMA. En effet, notre conseiller à la rédaction d’ Infos-Ciné est passionné par les techniques d’écran large. Il a consacré toute sa vie professionnelle aux activités de métreuréconomiste de la construction. En marge de sa profession, il a été projectionniste dans un cinéma de la banlieue de Valenciennes de 1963 à 1973, à Quiévrechain, petite ville de 7000 habitants à la frontière belge.
En Conversation Avec François Carrin By Martial DASSONVILLE François CARRIN. S’intéresser à l’écran large, au triple écran, avoir été projectionniste et avoir fréquenté ces installations un peu hors normes, ce n’est pas courant à l’ALICC. François nous explique donc son CINEMA PARADISIO personnel.
Scent of Mystery at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016 By Dave Strohmaier and Tom March The 2016 TCM Classic Film festival is a really big Hollywood event held over four days between April 28 and May 1 in the heart of Hollywood. The Cinerama contribution was the Mike Todd, Jr.'s "Smell-O-Vision" Cinerama Dome screening of “Scent of Mystery”. It screened on May 1 at 10:00AM to a full house. It was hosted by LEONARD MALTIN - Film Critic and Historian with a special guest appearance by BEVERLY BENTLEY who played the decoy Sally Kennedy in the film.
Orla Nielsen shows "The Hateful Eight" in Aalborg By Thomas Hauerslev You can't keep a man down who want to show 7OMM! That statement seems to be true with Orla Nielsen from Aalborg in Denmark. Orla Nielsen opens a temporary cinema to show "The Hateful Eight". The local multiplex declined Orla's offer to set up 7OMM screenings earlier this year. Instead, Theatre Nordkraft's manager Jakob Jørgensen came to the rescue and offered his theatre to Orla for a limited season.
It's All in the Writing. Jan Harlan in Denmark By Thomas Hauerslev While I was in New York working for a data processing company I got to know Stanley very well – he was already married to my sister since 1957. This was in 1963/64. After that I continued with my work in Germany and Switzerland. Stanley worked with Arthur C. Clarke in New York while I was there to prepare "2OO1" but the family later moved to England to film “2OO1” at the MGM studios in Borehamwood. I lived in Zurich then doing my job but visited Stanley and the family from time to time in England.
70mm Arrives in Barnsley By Ben Wales In the South Yorkshire Town of Barnsley was history in the making with the UK’s third venue to screen the 70mm Roadshow “The Hateful Eight”. For those who have never been or heard of Barnsley, it is once known for the Coal Mining and Glass Making and Brass Bands and now 70mm at the former Odeon Cinema now called The Parkway Cinema.
Varnsdorf Presents "The Big Fisherman" in Super Panavision 70 By Zdenek Stepanek As a large pearl of our 70mm Weekend we present film "The Big Fisherman" from 1959, directed by Frank Borzage. The film tells the biblical story of the angler Peter who became a follower of Jesus. The story is not only about Peter's redemption and forgiveness, but also about a young Arab-Jewish girl Fara.
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.
Julie, Sebastian and Zhivago Sebastian Rosacker Interview I usually say about 200 times, but I have no idea. Many times at home, in my home theatre as well. It has everything. Best photo, best picture, best actors and actresses, best music, you name it. It has it. It is the Zhivago character I like the most. He is a man not seeking revenge. How bad the situation, no revenge. That is big. That is what appeals to me because that is the future actually. I don’t think we will have wars in the far future. Zhivago is a man of the future. I have read the book, and this the theme in the book.
KRRR! 2016 Festival Report By Hans Hanessler Yesterday I came back from the 70 mm festival in Krnov. In all it was about 26 hours of films to watch, but I left some minutes off. The travelling by car to Krnov is about 900 km. So I stopped at Pilzen on the way to Krnov and also on the way back. There you can drink the good Pilzner beer in an very old pub from 1648. The weather in Krnov was rain and only 7 degrees Celsius temperature. There is only one hotel left in town and they were some other visitors of the festival from Sweden.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70mm ROADSHOW Screening in BARNSLEY! By Rob Younger Once again the Parkway Cinema Barnsley is leading the way! Every screening will have a personal introduction from me and we will be inviting interested parties into the projection room after the show. There are just three towns/cities in the UK where the full experience of "The Hateful Eight" 70mm Roadshow can be enjoyed as the director intended; London, Edinburgh and BARNSLEY! This will be the first time that any 70mm film has been screened to an audience in Barnsley, let alone a Roadshow!
From Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy: Sunday morning brought the eagerly-awaited revival of Smell-O-Vision at the Cinerama Dome, where a hard-working team offered Michael Todd Jr.’s Holiday in Spain (originally shown as Scent of Mystery). Leading lady Beverly Bentley was there, with clear recollections of the film’s premiere in 1960, along with her stand-in and friend Sandra Shahan and Gary Dawson, the son of Diana Dors, who makes a memorable cameo in the film. Having seen the movie on Blu-ray last year (and been unimpressed) my wife and I were skeptical that this presentation would be worthwhile. But with audience members opening spray vials on cue and using fans to spread the aromas we had to admit we were wrong. The movie played much better on the curved Cinerama screen and the scents—from roses to red wine—wafted through the theater just as they were supposed to.
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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.
• 1930's Large Format Equipment at the USC Archive By Dan Sherlock • The Ultimate Grimm Report By Gerhard Witte • 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
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