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Who is Grant Lobban?

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Written by: Jim Slater, Managing Editor Cinema Technology Date: 05.10.2007
Grant Lobban in Bradford, 2007. Photo by Thomas Hauerslev

Grant was BBC projectionist as far back as 1963, by coincidence when "Dr Who" began too, and he remained at the BBC for the rest of his career, never enjoying the pleasures of a 'proper' cinema projection box, except on his days off. His recent 'Tales of a BBC Projectionist' published in Cinema Technology, were enough to give any Health and Safety manager a heart-attack - just be glad that you weren't his boss back in those days!

For as long as we can all remember Grant has been researching, writing and producing fascinating archival material about film-related topics for the BKSTS. He has been going to the cinema since he was a young lad, fascinated by all the large format and widescreen developments. He was the driving force behind many of the early film wall charts [Film Format Posters, ed], and his long series of articles on The Restoration Business, Showmanship, and The History of Colour Film have kept CT readers fascinated for years, as well as forming a magnificent reference source for any film history researchers.

He seems to have spent his life fascinated by film, and there is little he doesn't know about any aspect of the business - he even won a BKSTS Film Quiz against some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. Grant never stops - the editor of CT is always glad to have a backlog of Grant's material ready for publication, and there are currently articles on lenses and other film-related developments waiting in my in-tray. Every film magazine editor should have a Grant Lobban.

Grant Lobban has also written the definitive story about the history of 70mm film "In the Splendour of 70mm". A story which Richard Vetter (of D-150 fame) has describes as "..the most accurate and comprehensive history of wide gauge film and 70mm....the finest contribution to wide gauge film that has ever been recorded!" (also available in German, translated by Susanne Finken, Köln).
 
More in 70mm reading:

Grant's Blow-up Blog

The Technirama Story

In the Splendour of 70mm

Come Back D-150

Todd-AO Distortion Correcting Printing Process

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