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LATEST 7OMM NEWS AND FEATURES
7Omm Weekend in Varnsdorf – more than a fistful of classic film jewels!
By Gerhard Schwach
Dispite all this optical splendour „The Big Fisherman“ is a slow going drama that demands endurance from the audience. The movie doesn't offer all too much physical action, compared with other biblical movies such as „Ben-Hur“ or „Quo Vadis“. I wonder what would have been the result if Cecil B. de Mille or William Wyler had made this movie? Nevertheless, box office in 1960 was great, but - without any understandable reasons - the film completely disappeared from official screenings and was only shown once in German TV many years ago.
Varnsdorf reloaded
By Ulrich Rostek
Many of the prints presented this year came from the collection of "Kinomuseum Berlin e.V.". The founder of this association, Jean-Pierre Gutzeit, was present at the festival, always ready to discuss and report about technical details, giving a lot of behind-the-scenes information. At this point I want to thank Pavel Nejtek and his team for their hospitality, their open-mindedness, and their patience when another crowd of enthusiastic delegates burst into the tight space of the projection booth.
Varnsdorf, die zweite!
Von Ulrich Rostek
Auch dieses Jahr lud das "Centrum Panorama" wieder zu einem gemütlichen Abend in der angeschlossenen Bar "Film Point" ein, wo bei LIve Musik, gutem böhmischen Bier und einem reichhaltigen Büffet mit einheimischen Spezialitäten bis tief in die Nacht gefachsimpelt wurde. An dieser Stelle ein großes Dankeschön an Pavel Nejtek und seine Mannschaft für die Gastfreundschaft, die Aufgeschlossenheit und die Geduld, wenn wieder einmal technikbegeisterte Zuschauer in den Projektionsraum drängten.
DP70, Victoria 8 and Prevost P70 in Argentina
By Eduardo Cesar Gómez
Actualmente hay dos cabinas de proyeccion instalada con 3 victoria8, una y la otra 2 PREVOST 35/70 las salas ya no funcionan como cines comercial. le voy a adjuntar unas fotos de lasmismas. En nuestro pais hubo dos salas con instalacion de CINERAMA, una ya desaparecida y la otra funciona con tres salas digitales actualmente y se hubica en la Pca de Cordoba. Muchos saludos y lo felicito por su hermosa pagina.
DP70 information from Spain. #850 #1708 #1717
By Gerardo Cortes
New DP70s have been found here in Barcelona, Spain. Including one of the DPs installed in Cine Kursaal (Barcelona). After many years projectors were move to Cine Femina (Barcelona) and both worked until 1991 once the cinema burned. #850 was restored and has been installed in a private cinema room in La Vall de Bianya - Barcelona.
What is the correct colour of a DP70?
By
Clive Woodward
We are puzzled by trying to work out the correct colour to repaint them. Ours are a brownish 'hammertone' / 'hammertex' colour. I note from photos on your website many appear to be grey. Even the brown on our units varies from part to part. Do you know of the 'official' original colour for DP70 projectors?
Kodak is making investments in introducing 65mm film processing in Europe
By Kodak
Kodak will open and operate a motion picture film-processing lab in New York City later this year, which will service 35mm, S16, Super 8 film processing and scanning. Kodak is also working with partners to sustain film processing capabilities around the world. In London, Kodak is making investments in introducing 65mm film processing in a region that has seen a huge increase in major productions shot on film.
Une Visite Chez Monsieur Cinerama
By Martial DASSONVILLE
François CARRIN est plus connu à l’ALICC sous le pseudo de Mr. CINERAMA. En effet, notre conseiller à la rédaction d’ Infos-Ciné est passionné par les techniques d’écran large. Il a consacré toute sa vie professionnelle aux activités de métreuréconomiste de la construction. En marge de sa profession, il a été projectionniste dans un cinéma de la banlieue de Valenciennes de 1963 à 1973, à Quiévrechain, petite ville de 7000 habitants à la frontière belge.
En Conversation Avec François Carrin
By
Martial DASSONVILLE
François CARRIN. S’intéresser à l’écran large, au triple écran, avoir été projectionniste et avoir fréquenté ces installations un peu hors normes, ce n’est pas courant à l’ALICC. François nous explique donc son CINEMA PARADISIO personnel.
Scent of Mystery at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016
By Dave Strohmaier and Tom March
The 2016 TCM Classic Film festival is a really big Hollywood event held over four days between April 28 and May 1 in the heart of Hollywood. The Cinerama contribution was the Mike Todd, Jr.'s "Smell-O-Vision" Cinerama Dome screening of “Scent of Mystery”. It screened on May 1 at 10:00AM to a full house. It was hosted by LEONARD MALTIN - Film Critic and Historian with a special guest appearance by BEVERLY BENTLEY who played the decoy Sally Kennedy in the film.
Orla Nielsen shows "The Hateful Eight" in Aalborg
By Thomas Hauerslev
You can't keep a man down who want to show 7OMM! That statement seems to be true with Orla Nielsen from Aalborg in Denmark. Orla Nielsen opens a temporary cinema to show "The Hateful Eight". The local multiplex declined Orla's offer to set up 7OMM screenings earlier this year. Instead, Theatre Nordkraft's manager Jakob Jørgensen came to the rescue and offered his theatre to Orla for a limited season.

Gallery "The Hateful Eight", Roadshow, Aalborg
It's All in the Writing. Jan Harlan in Denmark
By Thomas Hauerslev
While I was in New York working for a data processing company I got to know Stanley very well – he was already married to my sister since 1957. This was in 1963/64. After that I continued with my work in Germany and Switzerland. Stanley worked with Arthur C. Clarke in New York while I was there to prepare "2OO1" but the family later moved to England to film “2OO1” at the MGM studios in Borehamwood. I lived in Zurich then doing my job but visited Stanley and the family from time to time in England.
70mm Arrives in Barnsley
By Ben Wales
In the South Yorkshire Town of Barnsley was history in the making with the UK’s third venue to screen the 70mm Roadshow “The Hateful Eight”. For those who have never been or heard of Barnsley, it is once known for the Coal Mining and Glass Making and Brass Bands and now 70mm at the former Odeon Cinema now called The Parkway Cinema.
The 70mm Trailer Anomaly
By Brian Walters
Some of the excellent sounding 70mm trailer examples were for “The Fly“, “Commando“ and “Full Metal Jacket“, all wonderfully dynamic sounding trailers that far exceeded the sound of the feature presentations which were to be in 35mm stereo optical sound only. The picture quality of these trailers, even though only blow ups from 35mm, was also usually superior because of the improved brightness, picture stability and improved definition from longer focal length lenses employed with 70mm projection.
 
 


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LEONARD MALTIN SAYS

From Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy: Sunday morning brought the eagerly-awaited revival of Smell-O-Vision at the Cinerama Dome, where a hard-working team offered Michael Todd Jr.’s Holiday in Spain (originally shown as Scent of Mystery). Leading lady Beverly Bentley was there, with clear recollections of the film’s premiere in 1960, along with her stand-in and friend Sandra Shahan and Gary Dawson, the son of Diana Dors, who makes a memorable cameo in the film. Having seen the movie on Blu-ray last year (and been unimpressed) my wife and I were skeptical that this presentation would be worthwhile. But with audience members opening spray vials on cue and using fans to spread the aromas we had to admit we were wrong. The movie played much better on the curved Cinerama screen and the scents—from roses to red wine—wafted through the theater just as they were supposed to.

Leonard Maltin, USA
03.05.2016


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THE 70MM RUMOUR MILL
MAY 2016

Burberry coats' new advert for "Mr Burberry" released - shot on 65mm film, with ARRI 765


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TODD-AO PAGE
Todd-AO Birth date
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On October 15th, 1952 I received a phone call from a Michael Todd in New York City, who wished to come to see me at Rochester that evening. I had never heard of Todd, but it seems that he is a well-known Broadway producer.

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Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 28-05-2016