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VINTAGE WIDESCREEN WEEKEND 1996
Widescreen Weekend 1996
By Thomas Hauerslev
Bill Lawrence introduced the show and told the story of how the staff had worked hard to make this work. There was a big applaud for Tony and Duncan from the audience, and Bill Lawrence continued: "Without the International Cinerama Rumour Factory this show would never had taken place". The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and the audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen.
Mission Report from Widescreen Weekend 1996
By Thomas Hauerslev
Seeing old prints, faded clips, looking for join lines, the smell of magnetic sound, hearing tape hiss, seeing "Intermission" signs, is all part of the show in Bradford. The week-end in Pictureville came to an end. I owe much thanks to the staff there, especially Mr Bill Lawrence, Mr Tony Cutts, Mr Duncan McGregor and Mr. Dick Vaughan for making it unforgettable, highly interesting and for making me feel so welcome.

Go to Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 1996

• Go to Widescreen Weekend Through the Years

ABOUT WIDESCREEN WEEKEND
Planning the Wide Screen Weekend
By Thomas Hauerslev
Wide Screen Weekend organizer Mr. Bill Lawrence lets you see behind the scenes of his ideas on planning the 1998 Wide Screen Weekend
Creating the Widescreen Weekend
By Bill Lawrence
The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and has become a highlight on the film festival calendar.
Projecting the Widescreen Weekend
By Thomas Hauerslev
The audience ask about the difference between the curved and flat screen. They are very keen to see what happens on the different screens. Some films are made to be shown on the Cinerama curve, and if it is well done, it looks good and develops a more 3-dimensional aspect. You feel more drawn into the picture. The audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen.
Pictureville Cinema
By Thomas Hauerslev

In West Yorkshire, in the heart of Britain, one of the worlds most advanced cinemas is situated. Capable of presenting not only 70mm, but also Cinerama.
Cinerama at the Pictureville
By Thomas Hauerslev
Understanding the installation and start procedure of "This is Cinerama" in the jewel of British cinema.
Projection Team of the Year
By Duncan McGregor
The Pictureville projectionists team was awarded the BKSTS Projection Team Of The Year award.
Widescreen Weekend "Audience on Stage"
By Thomas Hauerslev
The traditional "on-stage" picture - a unique Pictureville tradition since 1998. A very enthusiastic audience went on stage to have their picture taken. See the image and download for free
 
 

• Go to Widescreen Weekend Guests 1998-2012

• Go to Bradford, Widescreen Weekend group pictures 1996-2012

WSW IMAX
The First 70MM IMAX Cinema in England
By Thomas Hauerslev
I went up to Bradford to see National Museum of Photography, Film & Television on a 1-day return trip by train during a visit to London. I had read about this new museum in Screen International some years before and it came highly recommended. I was especially interested to see the IMAX cinema.
Goodbye 70mm IMAX Projector
By Vaughan, McGregor and van der Post
When IMAX opened at the NMeM in 1983, a little over 10 years after the IMAX technology premiered in Japan, it was the first ever IMAX cinema in Europe and contained Britain’s largest cinema screen. This summer we say goodbye to the good old 70mm IMAX projector at Picturehouse at National Media Museum, as it will be converted to digital and the cinema will be refurbished.

ACADEMY OF THE WIDESCREEN WEEKEND

• Go to Academy of the Widescreen Weekend

• Go to Academy of the Widescreen Weekend 2001-2013 Gallery, and a few other awards
 
 

• Go to The Best of Widescreen Weekend

WSW HIGHLIGHTS
Ken Annakin Interview
By Thomas Hauerslev
From what I remember Christopher Challis the Director of Photography spent about 3 or 4 days at the Todd-AO headquarters, and was told all the things he could and could not achieve with their 70mm cameras. But we never had a technical supervisor come out on location. If we had any queries we could call the Todd-AO experts at any time.
Ken Annakin. Director in Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Doch was die Entscheidung angeht, die „Fliegenden Kisten“ in Todd-AO zu drehen, so war dies einfach die logische Wahl. Es war damals das größte Filmformat und ich wusste, dass ich die Leinwand mit vielen Menschen und Flugzeugen füllen wollte. Wirklich beeindruckend sind nun diese winzigen Flugzeuge in einem riesigen leeren Himmel, und das erreicht man nur mit 70mm.
"Orpheus in the Underworld" - Introduction
By Ingolf Vonau

The film that you are about to see was the last 70mm production in East Germany. After 7 feature films and 2 documentaries this production line came to an end. Why did the East German film company DEFA decide to film in 70mm?
Is "Windjammer" the Queen of Kitsch?
By Fans at the Widescreen Weekend
It is a grand movie! As a colleague of mine in London told me. It must be the queen of kitsch. But it was an incredible experience to see "Windjammer", the film all Norwegians have talked about since the original release in 1958.
How to travel to Bradford
By Paul Rayton
No matter where you are coming from (unless you are already in the UK), you have to get there by air plus some kind of ground transportation.

• Go to "What's On" at the Widescreen Weekend?

• Go to Widescreen Weekend, Bradford, England

 

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 25-06-2017