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Todd-AO Festival, Schauburg, Karlsruhe
4th Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg.
3 - 5 October 2008

The 70mm Newsletter
Written, Performed and organized by: Herbert Born & Thomas Hauerslev, Schauburg Cinerama Theatre, Karlsruhe, Germany Date: 02.10.2008
Updated 21-01-24
Dear Friends, We are now preparing the 4th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held this year from 3 - 5 October 2008 at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Schauburg Cinerama is one of the few surviving cinemas, with 70mm projectors, a red curtain and the huge curved and wide 70mm screen. It’s the perfect framework for the presentation of 70mm with 6-track sound. Some films are in original versions and some, "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.

This festival, dedicated to a movie format over 50 years old, is a dream for a lot of movie fans around the world. Today, movies and cinemas have reached a time of change – a change from film based to digital cinema and a change in the way movies are felt and understood. We are sure, that our “Todd-AO 70mm Festival” presented on the curved screen of the Schauburg not only will make you remember cinema-going from a time long ago, but also make you aware of the responsibility we all have: To honour the genius of so many people who have given us stories and unforgettable moments in breathtaking and crystal clear large format pictures.

Let us hope, that the splendour of 70mm not only serves our nostalgic dreams, but also offers the chance for a young audience to experience a historic and magic landmark of cinema. For three days in October 2008, the famous Cinerama cinema "Filmtheater Schauburg" in Karlsruhe, Germany presents a series of classic film epics in the king of all film formats: 70mm. 70mm film is an experience unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.

Why 70mm is  so Special?

The audience get a lot more out of a film, if presented in 70mm with razor sharp images and crystal clear sound. Films presented in 70mm are an intensive experience, very realistic and almost three dimensional. It is an experience which makes everything you have ever seen on film before pales into insignificance. The audience really get value for their money!

The 2008 Weekend program will offer a variety of old 70mm films with a GALA performance on Saturday evening celebrating the world of 70mm film. Traditional breakfast and lunch function on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Around the world in Three Days on the curved Cinerama screen. Almost everything is screened in the majestic 70mm format at the Schauburg cinema in Karlsruhe. Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA and France - and hopefully many more.

Herbert Born
Schauburg Kino
Karlsruhe, Germany

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Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe

Weekend 70mm Program & Breaks

Friday, 3. October
“Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle” presented in DEFA 70 (a German vintage 70mm print)

"Song of Norway" presented in Super Panavision 70 (a vintage 70mm print)

"STAR!" presented in Todd-AO (in a new 70mm DTS print)

"Get together" Friday evening. With HOEPFNER & friends. 22.15 - Open End

Saturday, 4 October
09:00 Breakfast buffet before the 10 o'clock show

"The Last Valley" presented in Todd-AO (a original vintage 70mm print)

"Der Kongress Amuesiert Sich" presented in MCS-70 Superpanorama (a German vintage 70mm print)

Followed by a Q/A with director of photography Mr. Heinz Hölscher

"The Wall" Presented in Panavision 70 and Dolby Stereo (a original vintage 70mm print)

Gala performance of "Lawrence of Arabia" presented in Super Panavision 70 (a new 70mm DTS print)

Todd-AO camera with 2nd generation 128 degree "Bug Eye" lens. Editors collection.
Sunday, 5 October
09:00 Breakfast buffet before the 10 o'clock show

Short 70mm Film: "Tour Eiffel".

Short 70mm Film: "Tanakh Bibelen Al-Quran".

70mm promotion reel of "The Last Valley"

Followed by a Q/A with director Mr. Ole Mads Sirks Vevle

Todd-AO History - a Q/A with Walter Siegmund of American Optical Company, followed by a Todd-AO film

"Around the World in 80 Days" presented in Cinestage (a vintage Technicolor print with 4-track magnetic stereo)

"The Bible...in the beginning" presented in Todd-AO (in a new 70mm DTS print)

"Exodus" Presented in Super Panavision 70 and 6-track Magnetic Stereo (a German vintage 70mm print)


Dear Thomas

I would like to thank you for sending me my "Friends of 70mm" certificate. I also wanted you to know that you can count on my support this year again and in the future.

Thank you also for your efforts in continuing providing 70mm enthusiasts like myself with such a great web site.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend Bradford wide screen week end this year, my schedule will not permit me to get away that week.

I will definitely be in Karlshure in October and cant wait for a great week end of 70mm at the Schauburg. Hopefully this year will feature more restored films. Last year in my opinion had too many PINK presentations.

Kindest regards

Christian Losito
Macon, GA


Todd-AO Festival Program Film Information

Breakfast buffet. Picture by Herbert Born.

A Schauburg tradition served Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Breakfast buffet 10.00 (Sunday at 9) Schauburg-foyer (incl. in weekend-pass)
“Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle” (2:20) + Intermission after reel 4. Filmed in: 70mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: DEFA 70. Presented in the original  70mm German version with Czeck subtitles on the curved screen. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: DDR. Production year: 1968. World Premiere: 22.11.1968 Kino International, East Berlin, DDR. CSSR - Premiere 3.7.1970.

Directed by Werner W. Wallroth. Music by Karl-Ernst Sasse. Cinematography by Eberhard Borkmann and Hans-Jürgen Kruse

Manfred Krug (Hauptmann Florian),  Hartmut Beer (Geheimpolizist zu Pferde), Regina Beyer (Duchessa), Herwart Grosse (Friedrich II.), Rolf Herricht (Amadeus), Jutta Klöppel (Fanny), Herbert Köfer (Der Medicus)

German version

From DEFA Film Library:

This story of the miller Florian, who gave all his money to the war against Napoleon, is loosely based on a true story. After the war, Florian's reimbursement is challenged, and he must also pay taxes on his destroyed mill. He resists the tax collectors and takes off to Vienna, where he intends to defend his rights. On the way, he rescues the Duchess of Guastalla from assault. She also wants to go to Vienna, as His Majesty Franz II is trying to contest an heir in her favor. With cunning, luck, and dagger, Florian fights his way through a slew of nobility and their secret police. In the end, he acquires multiple titles, and the Duchess acquires him.

40th anniversary screening.

70mm print thanks to Kino Mir 70 cinema, Krnov, Czech Republic

DEFA 70 films and Looking for DEFA 70
"Song of Norway" (2:38) + Intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented: in on the curved screen in a 70mm Cinerama print, with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: England. Production year: 1970. World Premiere: 04.11.1970 Cinerama, NYC, USA. German premiere: 

Produced and directed by Andrew L. Stone. Written by Homer Curran. Original Music by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright. Photographed by Davis Boulton. Edited by Virginia L. Stone

Toralv Maurstad (Edvard Grieg), Florence Henderson (Nina Grieg), Christina Schollin (Therese Berg), Frank Porretta (Richard Nordraak), Harry Secombe (Bioernstjerne Bjoernson), Robert Morley (Berg), Edward G. Robinson (Krogstad)

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

Super Panavision 70 films

Thomas Hauerslev's comment after the 1999 screening in Bradford:

"The film’s second unit action had been directed by none other than Yakima Canutt, who also directed the chariot race scene in "Ben-Hur" and stunt scenes in countless Hollywood productions. And sure enough within the first reel we had two run away horses in the Norwegian Alps. "Ben-Hur" goes to Norway. It was apparent the cast and crew knew what they were doing during the filming because there were clear influences from "Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady". I was happy to have seen it in 70mm and it was certainly not rubbish. A kitsch classic, perhaps, with its visible wiglines, reflections of camera equipment, stunt seagulls etc. I was not disappointed. The show on the Cinerama curve was quite entertaining."
“STAR!“ (2:54) + Intermission. Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO. Presented: On the curved screen in a new Todd-AO 70mm DTS print. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1968. World Premiere: 18.07.1968 Dominion,  London, England

Produced by Saul Chaplin. Original Music by Lennie Hayton. Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo. Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Production Design by Boris Leven. Directed by Robert Wise.

Julie Andrews (Gertrude Lawrence), Richard Crenna (Richard Aldrich, Producer ), Michael Craig (Sir Anthony Spencer), Daniel Massey (Noel Coward), Robert Reed (Charles Fraser), Bruce Forsyth (Arthur Lawrence)

New Todd-AO 70mm print courtesy Schaun Belston & Kevin Barret, 20th Century Fox Library Services, Los Angeles, USA

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Music, Original Song
Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation)
Best Sound

40th Anniversary Screening

Todd-AO films
Hoepfner get together - 22:15. estival sponsor Brewery Hoepfner invites you to taste their golden beer. Free of charge for festival guests

This event is always very, very popular.
Saturday Breakfast buffet 10:00

Breakfast buffet. Picture by Herbert Born.

A Schauburg tradition served Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Breakfast buffet 10.00 (Sunday at 9) Schauburg-foyer (incl. in weekend-pass)

"The Last Valley" (2:06) (+ intermission). Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO. Presented: On the curved screen in a vintage Todd-AO 70mm print with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1970 World Premiere: 21.01.1971, Rivoli, New York.

Directed and produced by James Clavell. Written by James Clavell. Music by John Barry. Cinematography by Norman Warwick & John Wilcox. Edited by John Bloom

Michael Caine (The Captain), Omar Sharif (Vogel), Florinda Bolkan (Erica), Nigel Davenport (Gruber), Per Oscarsson (Father Sebastian)

Original version. 70mm print thanks to National Media
Museum and the Bradford International Film Festival

The film opens with an old style UK ‘AA’ Certificate followed by silent ‘Cinerama Releasing’ and ‘ABC’ trademarks. The Intermission title is 39 feet long at the end of reel 5. Part 6 has a 3 min play in to the second half. There is no play in to the first half
Very short end credits. Last credit is a silent ‘Soundtrack Available…’ etc.

70mm print number 11 / 8 reels. Taking a Mini View in a Maxi Way

Todd-AO films

"Der Kongress Amuesiert Sich" (1:36). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: MCS-70 Superpanorama. Presented: on the curved screen in 70mm with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: Austria, France, Germany. Production year: 1965. World Premiere: World premiered 17.03.1966 in Vienna, „Apollo-Theatre“ and 24.05.1966 at the Gloria Palast, Berlin, Germany.

Directed by Géza von Radványi. Produced by Heinz Pollak. Original Music by Peter Thomas. Cinematography by Heinz Hölscher. Edited by Karl Fugunt & Henri W. Sokal.

Lilli Palmer (Princess Metternich), Curd Jürgens (Czar Alexander I), Paul Meurisse (Count Talleyrand), Walter Slezak (Wax museum guide), Hannes Messemer (Prince Metternich), Anita Höfer (Rosa)

German version

The Director of Photography, Mr. Heinz Hölscher will attend. Maybe with fellow MCS-70 veterans Gerhard Fromm and Dieter Gaebler.

MCS 70 - Superpanorama 65mm cameras were engineered by Jan Jacobsen
"The Wall" (1:35). Filmed in: 35mm 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision. Presented: on the curved screen in an original English 70mm print, with 6-track magnetic Dolby stereo and split surround. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: England. Production year: 1982. World Premiere: 13.08.1982, USA.

Directed by Alan Parker. Produced by Alan Marshall. Written by Roger Waters. Original Music by Robert Ezrin, David Gilmour & Roger Waters. Photographed by Peter Biziou. Edited by Gerry Hambling.

Bob Geldof (Pink), Christine Hargreaves (Pink's Mother), James Laurenson (J.A. Pinkerton (Pink's Father)), Eleanor David (Pink's Wife), Kevin McKeon (Young Pink), Bob Hoskins (Rock and Roll Manager),  David Bingham (Little Pink),

70mm print thanks to Andrew Youdell, BFI, London
"Lawrence of Arabia" (3:47). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented: on the curved screen in Super Panavision 70 with 6-track DTS stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1962. World Premiere: 10.12.1962 Odeon Leicester Square, London, England. German premiere 15.03.1963.

Directed by David Lean. Written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by Maurice Jarre. Cinematography by Freddie Young. Edited by Anne V. Coates

Peter O'Toole (T.E. Lawrence), Alec Guinness (Prince Feisal), Anthony Quinn (Auda abu Tayi), Jack Hawkins (General Lord Edmund Allenby), Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali), José Ferrer (Turkish Bey, Anthony Quayle (Colonel Brighton), Claude Rains (Mr. Dryden) & Arthur Kennedy (Jackson Bentley)

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sir David Lean and the 45th anniversary of the German premiere

Restored version + full cast & credit

New 70mm DTS print #04
courtesy Jared Sapolin, Columbia/SONY, Los Angeles, USA

Academy Award Wins:
Best Picture Sam Spiegel
Best Director David Lean
Best Cinematography, Color Freddie Young
Best Film Editing Anne V. Coates
Best Music, Score - Maurice Jarre
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color John Box, John Stoll, Dario Simoni
Best Sound John Cox

Academy Award Nominated:
Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Peter O'Toole
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Omar Sharif
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Robert Bolt & Michael Wilson (The nomination for Wilson was granted on 26 September 1995 by the Academy Board of Directors, after research at the WGA found that the then blacklisted writer shared the screenwriting credit with Bolt.)

Super Panavision 70 films

Sunday Breakfast buffet 09:00

Breakfast buffet. Picture by Herbert Born.

A Schauburg tradition served Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Breakfast buffet 10.00 (Sunday at 9) Schauburg-foyer (incl. in weekend-pass)

Shorts & surprises - the Sunday morning show

Short 70mm Film: "Tour Eiffel"

"Tour Eiffel" (10'). Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: ARRI 765. Presented: On the curved screen in 70mm. Sound: Dolby Stereo SR. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: Germany. Production year: 1994. World Premiere: Munich Film Festival, 1994

Cast: Bruno La Brasca, Shan Cong, Jef Bay. Director: Veit Helmer. Cinematographer: Joachim Jung. Editing: Antje Botschen. Music: Christoph Oertel.

Lulu fulfils his life’s dream: he buys a bright red sports car. From the top of the Eiffel Tower, he can only watch as his car is being stolen. The police are soon in hot pursuit but during the chase, his beautiful car is wrecked.

The 10 minutes running comedy has won 3 awards at major competitions. The highlight was the presentation as the official closing-film of the prestigious Venice Film Festival at the theatre "Scala Grande" in September 1994. An audience of 2000 international film celebrities saw "Tour Eiffel" on a 180 square metres screen and clapped for over 2 minutes.

On Location in Paris with ARRI 765

Films made with the ARRI 765 camera



70mm World Premiere
Short 70mm Film: "Tanakh Bibelen Al-Quran"

"Tanakh Bibelen Al-Quran" (4'20''). Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: MCS-70 Superpanorama. Presented: On the curved screen in 70mm. Sound: DTS 6-track. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: Norway. Production year: 2007 35mm World Premiere: October 2007, Bergen, Norway, 70mm World Premiere: 05.10.2008 Schauburg Kino, Karlsruuhe, Germany

Director and screenplay: Ole Mads Sirks Vevle. Photography and editor: Morten Skallerud. Composer: Music published by Touch Music. Sound: B.J. Nilsen. Producer: Ingvild Hellesøy. Production company: Solepropriatorship Ole Mads Sirks Vevle. Genre: Animation. Laboratory: Gulliver, Paris v/Simone Appleby. Technical support: Dominique Benichetti. Sound mix: Europa Post Production, Stockholm, Gabor Pasztor. Financed by: Vestnorsk Filmfond, with thanks to Irmelin Nordahl and Hans Dragesund. Norsk Filmfond, with thanks to Peter Bøe. Fond for Lyd og Bilde.

Summary: One God. One movie. One revelation. 3000 years after the first records of the biblical writings, this movie presents a complete screen version of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible and the Arabic Quran. Nothing is added and nothing is taken away.

Festival participation: 2007 Bergen International Film Festival. 2008 Scandinavian Film Festival, Bonn, Germany. 2008 Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad

The making of "Tanakh Bibelen al-Quran", www.olemadssirksvevle.com, Norwegian Film Institute

Director's mini biography:

Ole Mads Sirks Vevle (b. 1971) won two prizes during the Critics Week at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his short "Love is the Law" (2003), which was co-directed by Eivind Tolås. Vevle was educated at the Nordland Art and Film School, and has made numerous short films and installations. Filmography: 2007: "Tanakh Bibelen Al-Quran" 2006: "Tungetale ved første møte" 2005: "My Loneliness is Killing Me" 2004: "But What's It All About?" 2003: "Love is the Law" 2001: "Int. Morning. Bedroom" 1999: "The Holy Bible"

70mm print thanks to director Mr. Ole Mads Sirks Vevle (Norway), who is present during the 4th Todd-AO Festival weekend

MCS 70 - Superpanorama films
"The Last Valley" 70mm show reel

"The Last Valley" comes with an additional reel of 70mm for which I’ll try and provide a little background. It is my understanding that the director prepared this reel featuring several sequences from the film to help promote it, or use as a means of getting relevant parties/distributors interested in the movie. It’s almost like a 70mm fifteen minute trailer – however it’s interesting because it doesn’t feature any of John Barry’s final score, but temporary dubbed music to help create the right atmosphere. I assume therefore that this was prepared well in advance of its initial release and before John Barry had scored the movie. Each separate sequence is individually spliced together, so the reel contains a huge number of splices.

Introduced by Duncan McGregor, Chief Projectionist, Pictureville, Bradford

Special Guest: Walter P. Siegmund, USA.

Special guest; Walter Siegmund of Todd-AO fame, interviewed by Thomas Hauerslev and the audience,

Subjects to be covered:
Meeting between Mike Todd and Brian O'Brien
Distortion Correction Printing Process – how did it work?
The story of the “Baby Bug Eye”
German still camera lenses for Todd-AO
Did Todd-AO live up to expectations?

Including rare film Todd-AO clips - including some distortion corrected film

Read the Walter Siegmund Interview about  "The early days of Todd-AO" and a Todd-AO Epilouge

Garrett Brown meets Walter Siegmund at American Optical

Followed by a brake and then "Around the World in 80 Days"
"Around the World in 80 Days" / "In 80 Tagen um die Welt" (German) / "Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours" (French) (3:03) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO. Presented: on the curved screen in a French 35mm Technicolor Cinestage print, with 4-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1955. World Premiere: Rivoli, New York, USA 17.10.1956–05.10.1958. German premiere: 04.10.1957.


Directed by Michael Anderson. Produced by Michael Todd. Written by James Poe, John Farrow and S.J. Perelman. Music by Victor Young. Photographed by Lionel Lindon. Edited by Howard Epstein and Gene Ruggiero

David Niven (Phileas Fogg), Cantinflas (Passepartout), Robert Morley (Ralph), Noel Coward (Hesketh-Baggott), John Gielgud (Mr. Foster), Trevor Howard (Denis Fallentin), Fernandel (French Coachman), Charles Boyer (Monsieur Gasse), Evelyn Keyes (The Flirt), Cesar Romero (Achmed Abdullah's Henchman), Robert Newton (Mr. Fix), Ronald Colman (Railway Official), Shirley MacLaine (Princess Aouda), Peter Lorre (Steward), George Raft (Saloon Bouncer), Red Skelton (Drunk in Saloon), Marlene Dietrich (Saloon Hostess), John Carradine (Col. Proctor Stamp), Frank Sinatra (Saloon Pianist), Buster Keaton (Train Conductor), Joe E. Brown (Stationmaster) and many more

51th Anniversary Screening of the Cinestage showing at the Kurbel cinema in Karlsruhe 1957/58.

Thanks to Thorsten Meywald, Schneider Optics for providing a “Cinelux Première” aspheric prime lens (1,7/62,5mm) and a “Cine-Digitar” 1,5x anamorphic attachment needed for showing "Around the World in 80 Days" in the correct Todd-AO aspect ratio.

Full 35mm TECHNICOLOR print with square Fox sprockets and 4 magnetic tracks. It is believed this vintage French print was used for the opening of the Richelieu Gaumont cinema in Paris. Perspecta Reconstruction by Gunter Oehme. Thanks to Francois CARRIN, France for providing this rare print.

Academy Award winner:
Best Cinematography, Color Lionel Lindon
Best Film Editing Gene Ruggiero & Paul Weatherwax
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Victor Young (Posthumously)
Best Picture Michael Todd
Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, James W. Sullivan, Ken Adam, Ross Dowd
Best Costume Design, Color Miles White
Best Director Michael Anderson

Todd-AO films

The classic Todd-AO 128 degree lens, nick named the Bug Eye used extensively in "Around the World in 80 Days". Image by Thomas Hauerslev

What is Todd-AO?

"TODD-AO 70mm film, plus the TODD-AO special camera, plus the TODD-AO newly developed 6 channel high fidelity magnetic sound, plus the TODD-AO "all purpose" 70mm projector and the great arched TODD-AO screen equal the most revolutionary of all screen inventions, with clarity of perspective, detail and color reproduction never before achieved. As a result, with TODD-AO, audience participation now has its fullest and truest expression. Todd-AO is the dream of Michael Todd, plus the technical skills of the American Optical Company whose research staff headed by Dr. Brian O'Brien, jointly succeeded in developing "a motion picture system that would photograph action in a very wide angle....with one camera....on one strip of film....to be projected from a single projector....on a very wide screen....with a quality so perfect that the audience would be part of the action, not just passive spectators.
World Premiere of new 70mm Print
"The Bible...in the Beginning" - 16:30 - 19:24 +  intermission

"The Bible...in the Beginning"
(2:54) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Dimension 150. Presented: On the curved screen in a new Dimension 150 70mm print. Sound: DTS Special Venue 6-track Todd-AO layout. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1966 World Premiere: 28.09.1966, State Cinema, New York.

Directed by John Huston. Screenplay by Vittorio Bonicelli and Christopher Fry. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis. Original music by Toshirô Mayuzumi. Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno. Edited by Ralph Kemplen

Michael Parks (Adam), Ulla Bergryd (Eve), Richard Harris (Cain), John Huston (Noah / Voices of God, The Serpent / Offscreen Narrator), Stephen Boyd (Nimrod), George C. Scott (Abraham), Ava Gardner (Sarah), Peter O'Toole (The Three Angels), Gabriele Ferzetti (Lot), Franco Nero (Abel)

Original version.

New Dimension 150 70mm print courtesy Schaun Belston & Kevin Barret, 20th Century Fox Library Services, Los Angeles, USA. Read about the Super Curvulon lens and Dimension 150, and see a list of Dimension 150 films.

Academy Award Nominated:

Best Music, Original Music Score Toshirô Mayuzumi

1967 Nominated Oscar Best Music, Original Music Score Toshirô Mayuzumi
Dr. Richard Vetter, the engineer who developed D-150 process in his office in 2006. Image by Paul Rayton

Message from Richard Vetter, 29.09.2008

Dear Thomas,

Your presentation lineup is fantastic. Sorry to miss it. Congratulations to you and your associates for planning it and executing it.

Dick Vetter
"Exodus" (3:28) + Intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented: in 70mm on the curved screen with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1960. World Premiere: 15.12.1960 Warner, NYC, USA. German premiere: 05.10.1961.

Produced and directed by Otto Preminger. Written by: Dalton Trumbo. Original Music by Ernest Gold. Cinematography by Sam Leavitt. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler

Paul Newman (Ari Ben Canaan), Eva Marie Saint (Kitty Fremont), Ralph Richardson (Gen. Sutherland), Peter Lawford (Maj. Caldwell), Lee J. Cobb (Barak Ben Canaan), Sal Mineo (Dov Landau), John Derek (Taha), Hugh Griffith (Mandria).

47th Anniversary Screening and in honor of the late Paul Newman

German version

Super Panavision 70 films

Academy Award winner:
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Ernest Gold

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sal Mineo
Best Cinematography, Color Sam Leavitt

The Schauburg Cinerama's practical information

The Novotel Hotel in Karlsruhe.

Weekend pass is EURO 100,00. Single entrance EURO 9,00 per show, GALA on Saturday evening EURO 11,00, students EURO 7,00 and children EURO 5,00. weekend-pass for students is Euro 70,00.

The weekend pass includes entrance to all screenings at the festival. The weekend pass includes no accommodation, but we have an arrangement with a very good hotel just around the corner from the cinema. The price per night is EUR 67,00 for one person and EUR 83,00 for 2 persons in a superior double-room without breakfast. Complimentary breakfast for weekend pass holders in Schauburg on Saturday and Sunday morning.

The weekend pass also includes the following additional bonuses:
• Welcome Coffee/Tee, Softdrink on arrival
• Festival Program brochure
• Entrance to Friday's get together with free beer specialties from the local HOEPFNER brewery
• Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning at 09.00 in the SCHAUBURG foyer
• Complimentary lunch break on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
• Todd-AO Q/A Sunday morning with Walter Siegmund

Hotel reservations can be made through Herbert Born or directly at the hotel +49 721 35260. Please remember to ask for the special "Schauburg-Festival" rate.
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2008 Credits. The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help

The Todd-AO 70mm Festival is generously supported by the Georg Fricker Stiftung
  • Vincent Koch, Projection, Preparation prints
  • Markus Vetter, Projection
  • Jared Sapolin, SONY, LA
  • Schaun Belston & Kevin Barret, 20th Century Fox, LA, USA
  • National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
  • Kino Mir 70, Krnov, Czech Republic
  • Veit Helmer
  • Ole Mads Sirks Vevle
  • Francois CARRIN
  • Thorsten Meywald, Schneider optic
  • Andrew Youdell, BFI, London
  • Duncan McGregor, UK

  • Martin Hart, AWSP, USA

• Go to How Georg Fricker became the owner and operator of the last of Karlsruhe’s “picture palaces”.

Wie Georg Fricker übernahm Karlsruhes letzten Kinopalast
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