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Motion pictures photographed in Super Panavision 70 & Panavision System 65
"70mm film like anything has its advantages and disadvantages. It is particularly appropriate for those films that are set in locations of outstanding natural beauty. For example, it was certainly the right film for shooting "Lawrence Of Arabia", where capturing the magnificence of the desert was so important".

Freddie A. Young, The 70mm Newsletter, June 1995





The Big Fisherman04.08.1959Rivoli, NYC, USA 
Exodus15.12.1960Warner, NYC, USA 
West Side Story18.10.1961Rivoli, NYC, USA 
Lawrence of Arabia10.12.1962Odeon Leicester Square, LondonRestored version premiere 04.02.1989, Ziegfeld, New York, USA
My Fair Lady21.10.1964Criterion, NYC, USARestored version, premiere 21.09.1994, Ziegfeld, NYC, USA 
“Cheyenne Autumn”19.11.1964Warner, London“World Press Preview”  03.10.1964 - Lincoln, Cheyenne, USA
Lord Jim15.02.1965Odeon Leicester Square, London 
Grand Prix21.12.1966Warner, NYC, USANew 70mm print screened 23.05.2006 for Academy staff.
2OO1: A Space Odyssey02.04.1968Uptown, DC, USA 
Ice Station Zebra23.10.1968Cinerama Dome, LA, USA 
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”18.12.1968State 2, NYC, USA 
McKenna's Gold20.03.1969City-Filmtheater, Hamburg, GermanyWorld premiere
Song of Norway04.11.1970Cinerama, NYC, USA 
Ryan's Daughter09.11.1970Ziegfeld, NYC; USA Empire, London on 09.12.1970
Tron08.07.1982State 2, NYC, USALive action filmed in 65mm. Computer graphics photographed in VistaVision.

"The Making of Tron"
The Original 70mm Engagements
Brainstorm30.09.1983Ziegfeld, NYC, USA25th Anniversary of "Brainstorm"'s 1983 Release
"Far and Away"

The 70mm Engagements
22.05.1992Ziegfeld, NYC, USAPanavision System 65

The Arriflex 65mm camera ARRI 765 was used for short segments
"Hamlet"25.12.1996Ziegfeld, NYC, USAPanavision System 65. Technicolor, London manufactured 31 x 4-hour 70mm prints. 5 of which were made from the original 65mm camera negative (Technicolor, February 28, 1997).

The Arriflex 65mm camera ARRI 765 was used for short segments.
Samsara19.08.2012 World premiere commercial run

11.09.2011 = Festival world premiere *)
Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe, Germany

*) Toronto International Film Festival
Ron Fricke's follow up to "Baraka". Filmed over 4 years. Filming ended May 2011. Released in 2K and 4K exclusively
"The Master"14.09.2012

US Premiere - limited release

New York and Los Angeles"The Master" was shot with a Panaflex System 65 Studio Camera. It was framed for 1.85:1. 80% of the finished film is in 65mm. The remaining 20% is shot in standard 35mm. The reason for using both film formats was a creative choice. The 65mm film stock used was Kodak 5201 (50ASA)
"Murder on the Orient Express"

United Kingdom
"Death on the Nile"

The Super Panavision 70 / Panavision System 65 short films

AUTO-E-Motion1984 German film for BMW museum
Symbiosis1982EPCOT Centre, Florida, USADirected by Paul Gerber for Disney
30 frames per second and 12 track stereo.
"New Magic"1985 Showscan feature filmed with Super Panavision 70 rack over 65mm camera.
Norway1989 Directed by Paul Gerber for Disney
Warriors of the Wasteland1989  
A Year Along the Abandoned Road11.06.1991Grimstad, Norway.
Dead Sea18.11.1992Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 
New Ride Film2002
EMVF in 65mm: Movies for your ears2003Never released in 70mm
Arcade Fire “Afterlife”

See the film
2013 Never released in 70mm

Tell us about shooting -- where was it shot? How big was the crew? What made this video special?
We shot on 65mm, using this rare camera of which there are only three left in the world. I shouldn't be saying this, but I was carrying it through a rock quarry and dragging it through sand while thinking "this camera literally shot The Dark Knight, this camera shot 2001: A Space Odyssey." It’s from the 70s and looks like a NASA device. It shoots the highest resolution. If you want to shoot a big action sequence you use a 65mm. It helped me get that epicness I thought the song required.

The Super Panavision 70 / Panavision System 65 camera used for short segments

The Witness1999CT, USA, USAMajor parts filmed in ARRI 765
Testaments2000Salt Lake City, USAMajor parts filmed in ARRI 765
The New World 2005The Panavision System 65 camera was used hyper realistic scenes
The Prestige2007  
Shutter Island2010 Short sequences filmed in Panavision PFX System 65 Studio & ARRI 765

From American Cinematographer:

In prep, the filmmakers tested various methods of further enhancing the hyper-real look of Teddy’s visions; 65mm, anamorphic 35mm and high-definition video were all considered as mates for the project’s main format, Super 35mm. “The goal was to capture as much detail as possible for the DI suite,” says Richardson. “There weren’t as many differences among the filmouts as you might expect — the DI was the great equalizer — but 65mm had a definitive edge. We could wrestle with it in the digital world without the normal side effects encountered with a smaller negative. After he saw the tests, Marty agreed to shoot Teddy’s dream states on 65mm.” Unfortunately, after filming one day with a Panavision PFX System 65 Studio and an Arri 765, both cameras broke down on a frigid night. “Only a few of those shots remain,” says Richardson. (Ed. Note: These can be seen in a dream sequence that shows Teddy in Dachau in civilian clothes.)
"Inception"2010 "Inception" in 65mm
"The Tree of Life"16.05.2011Festival de Cannes, France 
"Snow White and the Huntsman"30.05.2012  
"To the Wonder"

02.09.2012Venice Film FestivalFrom American Cinematographer, April 2013

What format was the movie shot on?

Lubezki: It’s a combination of 35mm, which was used for the scenes between Ben and Olga in Oklahoma, and 65mm for several shots of Ben and Rachel McAdams. That relationship is perceived by Ben’s character as less romantic and more stable and realistic, and we felt that the 65mm expressed that stability and a kind of hyper-reality.

Aside from a scene with some buffalo that we shot in 65mm because we couldn’t get too close to the animals, we didn’t use cumbersome equipment. For the buffalo sequence, we used a crane because we wanted the 65mm material to feel a little more steady and different from the rest of the movie, but other than that we used a combination of Steadicam and handheld. And when I say handheld I don’t necessarily mean a moving camera — sometimes we use sandbags and just prop the camera on the floor or another part of our location.
Jurassic World29.05.2015France

From Kodak's web site:

Jurassic World Calls for 65mm Film

Many interior scenes were filmed on set in Louisiana. In addition to shooting the majority of the film on 4-perf 35mm, Schwartzman shot roughly 150,000 feet of 5-perf 65mm film to take advantage of the additional dynamic range and resolution.

“I used the 65mm camera if I knew I had a wide shot in which we were either going to change the background or introduce dinosaurs,” he says. “Why not give ILM the master shot on a format so large that they could do a move across it if they wanted to? In Hawaii, we would generally use the 65 for our master. When we went in for the coverage, I would go to 35mm.”

“We shot our 65mm tests at Panavision, sent the negative over the FotoKem, and saw it projected the next day,” he says. “It was like, ‘Oh, my god. Why aren’t we doing this on every movie?’ It’s just so beautiful.”

“The 65mm, shot on the 50 daylight film, looks like you could walk right into the screen,” Schwartzman explains. “If it was sunny in Hawaii, I used the 50D anytime I could. Sometimes I’d throw on a polarizing filter, shoot at 11.5, and I knew it would be gorgeous.”

Large format 5-perf 65mm was strategically employed for master shots and for visual effects. With a native aspect ratio of 2.20:1, 65mm provided Industrial Light & Magic with some additional frame space to maneuver for the film's 2.00:1 aspect. “The 65mm film negative gave ILM an incredibly high-resolution image for effects shots,” he says.

"Knight of Cups"February 2015Berlin Film Festival
Terrence Malick’s "Knight of Cups", which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in early February 2015, has literally been years in the making. Shot in 2012, on 35mm, 65mm (Panavision 65HR) and a variety of digital formats, "Knight of Cups" has had a two-year post-production cycle.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" 25 March 2016 70mm Blow Up List 2016

21.07.2017"Dunkirk" Premieres in Europe in the splendour of 7OMM

Dunkirk was mostly filmed in 65mm IMAX
"Christopher Robin"
03.08.2018 From Kodak's page:

"For the dramatic entry into the Hundred Acre Wood and iconic Pooh Sticks Bridge scenes, the cinematographer selected a Panavision System 65 camera, fitted with a combination of Ultra Panavision lenses and spherical glass."
"Tenet"26.08.2020 Tenet was mostly filmed in 65mm IMAX
No Time to Die
12.11.2020London, UK
From American Cinematographer, April 2020:

The filmmakers used Imax MSM 9802 and Mark IV cameras for these scenes, with [Panavision] System 65 units employed for intimate dialogue because, says Sandgren, “Imax cameras are just a bit too loud.”

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 07-03-2021