“Almost like a real web site”

Search | Contact
News | e-News |
Rumour Mill | Stories
Foreign Language
in70mm.com auf Deutsch


Todd-AO Festival
KRRR! 7OMM Seminar
GIFF 70, Gentofte
Oslo 7OMM Festival
Widescreen Weekend

Premiere | Films
People | Equipment
Library | Cinemas
Todd-AO Projector
Distortion Correcting

Ultra Panavision 70
Super Panavision 70

1926 Natural Vision
1929 Grandeur
1930 Magnifilm
1930 Realife
1930 Vitascope
1952 Cinerama
1953 CinemaScope
1955 Todd-AO
1955 Circle Vision 360
1956 CinemaScope 55
1957 Ultra Panavision 70
1958 Cinemiracle
1958 Kinopanorama
1959 Super Panavision 70
1959 Super Technirama 70
1960 Smell-O-Vision
1961 Sovscope 70
Cinerama 360
1962 MCS-70
1963 70mm Blow Up
1963 Circarama
1963 Circlorama
1966 Dimension 150
1967 DEFA 70
1967 Pik-A-Movie
1970 IMAX / Omnimax
1974 Cinema 180
1976 Dolby Stereo
1984 Showscan
1984 Swissorama
1986 iWERKS
1989 ARRI 765
1990 CDS
1994 DTS / Datasat
2001 Super Dimension 70
2018 Magellan 65

Various Large format | 70mm to 3-strip | 3-strip to 70mm | Specialty Large Format | Special Effects in 65mm | ARC-120 | Super Dimension 70Early Large Format
7OMM Premiere in Chronological Order


Australia | Brazil
Canada | Denmark
England | France
Germany | Iran
Mexico | Norway
Sweden | Turkey

7OMM Projectors
People | Eulogy
65mm/70mm Workshop
The 7OMM Newsletter
Back issue | PDF
Academy of the WSW

• 2026 | 2025 | 2024
2023 | 2022 | 2021
2020 | 2019 | 2018
2017 | 2016 | 2015
2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010 | 2009
2008 | 2007 | 2006
2005 | 2004 | 2003
2002 | 2001 | 2000
1999 | 1998 | 1997
1996 | 1995 | 1994

in70mm.com Mission:
• To record the history of the large format movies and the 70mm cinemas as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the audience, looking at the curved screen.
in70mm.com, a unique internet based magazine, with articles about 70mm cinemas, 70mm people, 70mm films, 70mm sound, 70mm film credits, 70mm history and 70mm technology. Readers and fans of 70mm are always welcome to contribute.

Disclaimer | Updates
Support us
Table of Content

Extracts and longer parts of in70mm.com may be reprinted with the written permission from the editor.
Copyright © 1800 - 2070. All rights reserved.

Visit biografmuseet.dk about Danish cinemas


Retrospective 70 mm – Bigger than Life: Film Selection and Programme of Events Complete

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by:  Press Office, Berlin Film Festival Date: 15.01.2009
The ARRI 765 overlooking Istanbul from the film "The International". Image by Jay Maidment from VisionARRI.

Worldwide interest in the legacy of 70-mm films has intensified noticeably over the last years. To find decent, original-language prints of the films for the 70-mm Retrospective of this year’s Berlinale turned out to be a particular challenge for the Deutsche Kinemathek. Fortunately, a number of studios and archives have invested considerable amounts in their 70-mm treasures in the past few years. For instance, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM Studios and Sony/Columbia are contributing nine recently restored films to the programme.

The German Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv saw the Retrospective as an opportunity to make "Flying Clipper – Traumreise unter weißen Segeln" (Hermann Leitner/Rudolf Nußgruber, 1961/62), the first German wide-gauge production, available again in its original format. The archive had a shrunken, faded 70-mm print of the film, and the relatively well-preserved original negative and the corresponding magnetic audio recordings. Yet worldwide only a few film laboratories are still in a position to print this material on 70-mm film stock. With Fotokem, a company in the USA, the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv had a competent partner that could be entrusted with striking a new print with a restored soundtrack - and by so doing, it has contributed significantly to preserving the legacy of German 70-mm film. "Flying Clipper" will be presented to the public during the Berlinale, on February 11, 2009; rightsholder and actress Hannelore Bollmann Cantor will attend the screening.
More in 70mm reading:

Berlinale Retrospective 2009: 70 mm - “Bigger than Life”

Internet link:


70mm retro page


Events at the Filmhaus and Guests of the Retrospective

Camera Assistant Mr. Gerhard Fromm will attend the 70mm festival. Image from 16. February 2009 by Thomas Hauerslev

One of Germany’s most eminent wide-gauge enthusiasts is film director Tom Tykwer. Parts of his latest work, "The International", which will open the Berlinale, were shot on 65mm negative *). In a discussion with cinematographer Frank Griebe, and ARRI’s Head of Lab & Postproduction Josef Reidinger in the Deutsche Kinemathek on February 7, Tom Tykwer will explore the course of wide-gauge film from the past to its use in present-day productions. Renowned English film historian Kevin Brownlow will go even further back in history. In his talk on February 8, he will give an overview of large-format presentations, from Biograph’s first experiments to Natural Vision and Fox Grandeur.

Among the guests attending the other panel discussions will be a number of international experts, for instance, Schawn Belston, who has been in charge of restoring many 70-mm titles at Twentieth Century Fox; and Gert Koshofer, author of the essay in this year’s Retrospective publication. Specialists like Gerhard Fromm, who is extremely versed in, e.g., Superpanorama MCS 70, will report on filmmaking with this format.

In more recent years, wide-gauge film has repeatedly demonstrated that it is the proper format for extraordinary film projects. Olivier Brunet’s "Fanny´s Wedding" (1996-99), an award-winning French short film, impressively shows that 70-mm film has in no way lost its justification. In Berlin, Brunet will present his remarkable experimental film, which interweaves time and texture, mixing archive footage, grainy black-and-white pictures and stunning 65-mm images, while oscillating back and forth between documentation and fiction. Also the Norwegian director Morten Skallerud is expected to attend the Retrospective. His twelve-minute film "Året gjennom Børfjord" ("A Year Along the Abandoned Road", 1988-91) – which is both a passage through time and space, and a portrait of a remote fishing village in northern Norway – combines a journey through four seasons with continuous movement through the village, and hence also stands for the innovative use of film as a medium.

More information about the guests and events of the Retrospective will be announced shortly at www.deutsche-kinemathek.de and www.berlinale.de

*) Only parts were filmed in 65mm with ARRI 765. Less than 5 minutes are in the film, Editor

Films in the Retrospective (subject to change)

"2001:A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick, with Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester. GB/USA 1965-68

"Baraka" by Ron Fricke. USA 1990-92

"Ben Hur" by William Wyler, with Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd. USA 1958/59

"Cheyenne Autumn" by John Ford, with Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden. USA 1963/64

"Cleopatra" by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison. USA 1961-63

"Dnevnyje zvyozdy" ("The Stars of the Day") by Igor Talankin, with Alla Demidova, Andrei Popov, Konstantin Baranov. USSR 1966/68

"Flying Clipper – Traumreise unter weißen Segeln" by Hermann Leitner, Rudolf Nußgruber. FRG 1961/62

"Goya" by Konrad Wolf with Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren. GDR/USSR 1969-71

"Hello, Dolly!" by Gene Kelly, with Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Louis Armstrong. USA 1968/69

"Khartoum" by Basil Dearden, with Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson. GB/USA 1965/66

"Lawrence of Arabia" by David Lean, with Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. GB/USA 1961/62

"Lord Jim" by Richard Brooks, with Peter O’Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens. GB/USA 1963-65

"Mutiny on the Bounty" by Lewis Milestone, with Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris. USA 1960-62

"Optimisticheskaya tragediya" ("The Optimistic Tragedy") by Samson Samsonov, with Margarita Volodina, Boris Andreyev, Vyacheslav Tikhonov. USSR 1963

"Patton" by Franklin J. Schaffner, with George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates. USA 1968-70

"Play Time" by Jacques Tati, with Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Jacqueline Lecomte. France/Italy 1964-67

"Povest’ plamennykh let" ("The Story of the Flaming Years") by Julija Solnceva, with Nikolai Vingranovski, Svetlana Zhgun, Boris Andreyev. USSR 1960/61

"Ryan´s Daughter" by David Lean, with Sarah Miles, Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard. GB/USA 1969/70

"The Sound of Music" by Robert Wise, with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. USA 1964/65

"STAR!" by Robert Wise, with Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig. USA 1967/68

"Voina i mir" ("War and Peace") by Sergei Bondarchuk, with Lyudmila Savelyeva, Sergei Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov. USSR 1962-67

"West Side Story" by Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, with Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, George Chakiris. USA 1960/61

Short Films

"Året gjennom Børfjord" ("A Year Along the Abandoned Road") by Morten Skallerud. Norway 1988-91

"Le Mariage de Fanny" ("Fanny´s Wedding") by Olivier Brunet, with Dominique Blanc, André S. Labarthe. France 1996-99

"The Miracle of Todd-AO" by Juan C. Hutchison. USA 1956

"Sky over Holland" by John Fernhout. Netherlands 1967
Go: back - top - back issues - news index
Updated 21-01-24