Widescreen Weekend 2000
10 - 13 March, 2000. Pictureville, Bradford, England
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|Written by: Thomas Hauerslev||Date: 24.04.2017 (Remastered)|
|Guests of honour 2000 Film Director Ken Annakin. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev|
Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema: The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and has become a highlight on the film festival calendar.
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Tony Cutts & Duncan McGregor, Heads of Projection: The audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen. Generally, we have a difficult job explaining the difference between the formats and what film goes on which screen. "Why don't you show this on the curve?" they often ask.
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Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema: I get quite a lot of feed-back from our guests in the form of letters, e-mails and phone calls. People are very happy, they had a great time and they think Pictureville Cinema has a nice atmosphere and is a nice place to visit. They generally have a good time here.
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|March 10 |
14:00 "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" in Todd-AO on the curve. Ken Annakin in person
19:00 "Joan of Arc" in 35mm Dolby Digital
10:30 "Windjammer" in Cinemiracle
13:30 "How the West Was Won" in Cinerama
17:45 Lumiere Lecture by John Belton
19:45 "Battle of the Bulge" in 70mm Super Cinerama. Ken Annakin in person
10:00 Cineramacana including a 35mm Cinerama "break down film", 2 2,55:1 CinemaScope 4-track magnetic shorts, "A Good Ship Citizen" and "A Trip to Mars" both in 70mm DTS on the curve, "A Place to Stand" and "Only Girls of the Sky" - a Russian 70mm short film.
13:15 "Old Shatterhand" in 70mm
15.30 Fantastic Formats by Dion Hanson
17:45 "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" in 70mm Super Cinerama
20:30 "Baraka" in Todd-AO on the curve
10:30 "The Longest Day" in 70mm. Ken Annakin in person
|Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema and a Danish 70mm enthusiast. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev.|
Ken Annakin, film director: I thought the Bradford Wide Screen Weekend 2000 was terrific. How wonderful to see the movies one made for the cinema instead of all the little multiplex houses, video or cable. As I looked at many of the scenes in “Battle of the Bulge” the thought passed through my mind - how the hell did we set up that scene with all its tanks and action?! And I remember in the ”Magnificent Men” sequence of the day the planes were to take off. I thought, “Those 50 or 60 veteran cars, we persuaded them to drive around our airfield, on their way back from the Brighton Rally, and we had a crowd of 2000 plus our 20 old planes...and on that Cinerama screen we saw them all!!!!”
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Pictureville Cinema, Bradford
|Projection team Jennifer Bayer, Roger Brown, Tony Cutts, John Cahill, and Duncan McGregor. Image by Thomas Hauerslev|
Thomas Hauerslev, Editor The 70mm Newsletter: The Pictureville cinema, the jewel of British cinema in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the heart of Great Britain, is one of three cinemas equipped to show Cinerama in the original 3-strip format. The huge screen is wide and deeply curved. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm with 6-track sound in Super Technirama 70, Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70.
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