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Reviews. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival
100th Anniversary of Schauburg, Karlsruhe, Germany

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Festival guests Date: 26.02.2007
Updated 21-12-18
Thursday 7. December 2006

Herbert Born und sein Team haben es wieder geschafft: das 2. Todd-AO-70mm-Filmfestival in der Karlsruher Schauburg war ein absolutes Highlight in der tristen deutschen Kinolandschaft! 3 Tage lang Filme im grandiosen 70mm-Format auf der gekrümmten Cinerama-Leinwand zu sehen war wie bereits im Jahr 2005 beim ersten Festival ein Hochgenuss! Die Qualität der projizierten Bilder war beeindruckend, selbst wenn dabei die eine oder andere farblich bereits verblasste Erstaufführungskopie dabei war! Mein absoluter Favorit dieses Jahr war die restaurierte Fassung von "Cleopatra": die ist zwar sehr, sehr lang, aber ein absoluter Augenschmaus! Weitere Höhepunkte waren eine deutsche EA-Kopie von "Grand Prix", welche zwar farblich etwas verblasst war, aber eine superbe Bildschärfe hatte und die restaurierte Fassung von "Spartacus", einem meiner Lieblingsfilme! Und endlich konnte ich "Meuterei Auf Der Bounty" im korrekten Bildformat (Ultra Panavision 70 1:2.66) geniessen. Leider wurden uns auch hier die tollen Farben vorenthalten, aber den Filmgenuss hat das kaum getrübt. Gefreut hat mich auch, die beiden James-Cameron-Filme "Titanic" und "T2" nochmal im 70mm-Format zu sehen (das letztemal war das jeweils zur Londoner Erstaufführung). Anders sollte man diese Filme auch überhaupt nicht sehen! Zwar handelt es sich dabei um Super35-Blowups, aber die sind wirklich sehenswert! Sehr positiv fand ich auch, dass wie in Bradford dieses Mal jeder Film kurz anmoderiert wurde. Das Kurzfilmprogramm am Sonntag morgen war auch sehenswert, besonders klasse fand ich den MGM-Trailerfilm "Die Macht Des Löwen": dabei habe ich mich köstlich amüsiert! Ebenso bei den Ausführungen von Kameramann Dieter Gaebler zu den Robert Gaffney Shorts. Und das morgendliche Frühstücksbuffet war wie immer sehr lecker! Auf das kommende Festival im Oktober 2007 bin ich schon gespannt und kann jedem nur empfehlen, sich das nicht entgehen zu lassen! In der Schauburg wird Kino noch richtig gemacht, mit viel Liebe zum Detail und grossem Enthusiasmus. Eben so wie es sein soll! Daher nochmal ein grosses Lob an das komplette Schauburg-Team und ein dickes Dankeschön für ein tolles Wochenende! 

Volker Hannemann, Kornwestheim, Germany

Thursday 7. December 2006

Herbert Born and his team did it again! The 2nd Todd-AO-70mm-Filmfestival at the Schauburg cinema in Karlsruhe was a real highlight within the sad German cinema landscape! Seeing glorious 70mm films on the big curved Cinerama screen for 3 days was again like in 2005 a real rapture! The quality of the projected images was amazing, even of those vintage prints that suffered from color fading. My big favorite this year was the restored version of "Cleopatra": although it is very, very long, it's an absolute pleasure for the eyes. Other highlights were a German vintage print of "Grand Prix" which - although faded - had a tremendous razor-sharp picture quality and the restored version of "Spartacus", one of my all-time favourite movies. Finally, I got a chance to see "Mutiny on the Bounty" in the correct Ultra Panavision 70 aspect ratio of 1:2.66. Unfortunately, this German vintage print was also faded, but nevertheless it was enjoyable. I also enjoyed seeing the 2 James Cameron films "Titanic" and "T2" again in 70mm (the last time being at their first runs in London, England). There is no other way to see these films. Although Super35 blowups, the picture quality is pretty good! Like in Bradford, all of the films were shortly introduced this time, which was a very good idea. The "Shorts and Trailers" on Sunday morning were also worth seeing. My favourite was the MGM trailer reel called "Lionpower from MGM": I really had to laugh a lot through it! Funny and interesting were the anecdotes given by cameraman Dieter Gaebler on the Robert Gaffney shorts. The breakfast buffet was delicious as always! I am really looking forward to the upcoming festival in 2007 which I highly recommend to anyone! At the Schauburg, cinema is done the right way. With much love for the detail and great enthusiasm. As it should be!

Therefore I would like to give a great applause and big "Thank You" to the complete Schauburg team for providing such a fantastic weekend!
Volker Hannemann, Kornwestheim, Germany
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Wed, 18 Oct 2006

Dear Mr. Born

Just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your 2. Todd AO festival.
Please forward my sincere thanks to all your staff for their hard work and a job well done. Those three days were first class entertainment. Thank you again for a great week end in your beautiful cinema.

Christian Losito
Macon, GA USA

Friday, December 8, 2006

The second Todd AO film festival in Karlsruhe I am shamed to say was my first. However, I hope I can attend more of them in the future. Every bit of the 3,500 miles travelled from my small town in the southern part of the U. S to get to Karlsruhe was worth it.
I had my first Cinerama experience forty three years ago. Cinerama did not arrive where I lived at the time until 1963, it survived only for a short period of time but I managed to see most of the three strip Cinerama presentations. On March of 1964 the three projectors system were replaced by the famous DP70 and the first single lens Cinerama feature shown was "Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

I knew from that day that 70mm was the only way a film should be presented.

Being at the Schauburg last October took me back four decades ago. The Schauburg, what a magnificent cinema, I was sitting there and thought I was 14 years old again. Great film presentation, awesome curved screen, great sound, great everything. Among all attending I also had the great pleasure of meeting Francois Carrin, his charisma, knowledge and expertise in everything that involve Cinerama and 70mm projection is second to none.

As far as the film selection, I will have to say that the presentation of "Cleopatra" was for me the highlight of the festival. Only 70mm can give that film all the credit it deserves. I was a bit disappointed with the quality of "Spartacus", considering it was a restored version, a lot of wear and tear was showing. My least favourite was "Far and Away" but that's because in my opinion it s just a bad movie. In all a great week end .

Thank you Thomas for your very informative web site and also million of thanks to Herbert Born for running such a first class cinema and making those three days so enjoyable.

Christian Losito
Macon, GA USA
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