2005 Academy Member
Paul H Rayton
The 70mm Newsletter
by: Howard Rust
21 March 2005
H Rayton. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev.
It is traditional to withhold the name of the recipient of this nomination
until as late in this speech as possible. However, when that name is
announced it is certain to elicit mass approval.
After numerous enquiring 'phone calls and e-mails across and around the
world, a profile began to emerge of a man whose passionate enthusiasm for
the 70mm widescreen film format is almost an obsession.
Wherever he goes...and he is a world traveller...he is unable to resist any
opportunity of seeking out, discussing, and promoting what for him must
surely be "The Big Seven Zero" A professional and invaluable contributor to
Thomas Hauerslev's 70mm Newsletter Internet Website. He proofreads every
issue before Thomas posts it on the net.
in 70mm reading:
Who is Paul Rayton
Wide Screen Weekend home
Academy of the Wide Screen Weekend
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He is a regular and loyal visitor to the event in which we are all now
participating, travelling thousands of miles to get here and bringing with
him reels of film for our interest and delight.
This man works in one of the most prestigious cinemas in the world, where,
in addition to his daily routine, he organizes and stages
That cinema, despite a change of name, is a part of cinematic history that
goes right back to the very birth of the motion picture industry. It has
miraculously survived every imaginable disaster...including earthquakes!
It was Grauman's Egyptian Theatre
It is The American Cinematheque
We are absolutely delighted to warmly welcome and to honour Paul Rayton.
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