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Who is Herbert Born?

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Written by: Herbert Born Date: 01.10.2007
Herbert Born getting a prize in Hamburg for his work with the Schauburg cinema.

I was born in the same year as CinemaScope had it’s public birthday. Went to school and began during school work as a part time projectionist in Aachen, Elysee cinema (now a discotheque) I went to Frankfurt after school and began to work at the German office of CINEMA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION where very soon, I became the Dubbing Manager of CIC, later UIP.

I left the company in 1983 to form my own movie production company. We produced "The Mikado Project" (unfortunately in 35mm only, we should have done it in 70mm) with Eddie Constantine, a James Bond parody, which was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is still on TV every two or three years.

Later I did screenplays for TV serials and shows until in 2000 I came back to the roots, to the cinema, to become Manager of 3 cinemas in Frankfurt, then in 2003 I became manager of the CINEPLEX in Frankfurt, an 8 screen multiplex, where we did the first 70mm instalment in the biggest screen.

In 2005 I took over the Schauburg in Karlsruhe on my own risk and let’s see, what the future will bring …
 
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"My Maserati is a “Biturbo Spyder 2.24V”, quite rare, only 200 cars were (hand)built and sold worldwide (same quantity of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" or "Brainstorm" 70mm prints were produced by Technicolor, this gives you the necessary connection to our common topic)"
 
 
 
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