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8 Great films - 1 Great Cinema
70mm Festival at the Imperial Bio
25 - 29 April 2008 - Copenhagen, Denmark

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Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 25.03.2008

During five April days in 2008, Nordisk Film and Imperial Bio will celebrate a very special Danish 50th anniversary, with a cavalcade of films presented in the king of all film formats - 70MM.

In 1958 the 70mm process "Todd-AO" premiered at the 3 Falke Bio in Copenhagen. The opening film was the musical
"South Pacific", which had such an impact on the audience, that it played for nearly four years. It was "The perfect show in Todd-AO".

Why is 70mm still so special? It is because 70mm film is about 3 times the size of ordinary 35mm film. It also has unprecedented image steadiness on the huge curved screen. This means, that the image is VERY sharp; contrast and saturation is MUCH better; and the image on the screen is MUCH Brighter. This is really a High-Definition experience.

Imperial Bio 17. March 2008

The audience get a lot more out of a film, if presented in 70mm with razor sharp images and crystal clear sound. Films presented in 70mm are an intensive experience, very realistic and almost three dimensional. It is an experience which makes everything you have ever seen on film before pales into insignificance. The audience really get value for their money!

70mm film can only be experienced properly in a cinema of Imperial Bio’s dimensions including its 1102 seats; and huge 120 square meter curved screen. Imperial Bio opened in 1961 and it is the last surviving Danish "road-show" cinema, from the era when plenty of films premiered in 70mm with “6-track magnetic stereophonic sound".

Nordisk Film is taking great pride in presenting a carefully selected collection of the greatest 70mm films Hollywood ever had to offer from the 1960s. For the first time in several decades, these EPIC films will be shown again, in new prints, in their original "road-show" version, including overture, intermission music and Entr’acte.
 
Come and experience the sensation of “being in the movies”. This is a rare chance to see the cinema classics in the world’s best film format, in the finest cinema in Denmark; The best at the best.

Tickets are available from biobooking.dk and booking (English guide) will be available in from 6. March 2008 and ticket price is:

85/95/105 DKK/ticket for a film shorter than 150 minutes.

105/115/125  DKK/ticket for a film longer than 150 minutes.
 

"Cleopatra"

12:45 – 16:48 “Cleopatra” (4:03) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO. Presented in: On the curved screen in a new Todd-AO 70mm DTS print. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1962. World Premiere: 12.06.1963 Rivoli, New York, USA.

Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall and Sidney Buchman. Based upon histories by Plutarch. Suetonius. Appian, other ancient sources and "The Life and Times of Cleopatra," by C. M. Franzero. Directed by Mr. Mankiewicz and produced by Walter Wanger for 20th Century-Fox in Todd-AO.
 
Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra), Richard Burton (Mark Antony), Rex Harrison (Julius Caesar), Hume Cronyn (Sosigenes) Martin Landau (Rutio) and Roddy McDowall (Octavian)

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the World premiere

A magnificent spectacle with a majestic, multitudinous cast, "Cleopatra" is arguably the biggest, brashest, most sprawling historical epic in modern movie history. Famously begun by Rouben Mamoulian and then shelved due to the illness of star Elizabeth Taylor, the film was re-started with a different director (Joe Mankiewicz) and a new cast that saw Richard Burton replace Keith Baxter and Rex Harrison take over from Peter Finch. The resulting motion picture is one of the all-time costume extravaganzas – a gigantic, OTT slice of Hollywoodery with the added sparkle of witnessing the Taylor/Burton dalliance explode into a full-blown love affair. Based on Carlo Mario Franzero’s biography, "Cleopatra" is more than just a lavish blockbuster; it is an example of runaway filmmaking at its most uncontrolled.
 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color John DeCuir mfl.
Best Cinematography, Color Leon Shamroy
Best Costume Design, Color Irene Sharaff
Best Effects, Special Visual Effects Emil Kosa Jr.

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Actor in a Leading Role Rex Harrison
Best Film Editing Dorothy Spencer
Best Music, Score - Alex North
Best Picture Walter Wanger
Best Sound James Corcoran (20th Century-Fox) & Fred Hynes (Todd-AO)
 

"Titanic"

“Titanic” (3:14). Filmed in: 35mm 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography with: Panavision cameras and lenses. Presented in: on the curved screen in Panavision 70mm DTS. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1997. World Premiere: 14.12.1997 Los Angeles, USA.

Written, produced and Directed by James Cameron
Original Music by James Horner. Cinematography by Russell Carpenter. Film Editing by Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A. Harris

Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson), Kate Winslet (Rose DeWitt Bukater), Billy Zane (Caledon 'Cal' Hockley), Kathy Bates (Molly Brown), Frances Fisher (Ruth Dewitt Bukater), Gloria Stuart (Old Rose), Bill Paxton (Brock Lovett) and Bernard Hill (Captain Smith)

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Danish premiere

Ten years on from its American release and by far the biggest film of all time, "Titanic" is still one of the best reasons this year to go to the movies, especially with the enhancement of the digital sound experience at the Imperial Bio and the inadequacies of the film’s video version. James Cameron’s epic was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 11 including best picture, best director and best cinematography. It deserved them all, though the stand-out performance by Gloria Stuart, as the aged heroine of 1912, was overlooked. She was 87 at the time of her nomination; now 97, she still makes the occasional appearance in movies.

A trip to see "Titanic" at the Imperial Bio, David Page
 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Peter Lamont (art director) Michael Ford (set decorator)
Best Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Best Costume Design Deborah Lynn Scott
Best Director James Cameron
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Tom Bellfort, Christopher Boyes
Best Effects, Visual Effects Robert Legato, Mark A. Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, Michael Kanfer
Best Film Editing Conrad Buff IV, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score James Horner
Best Music, Original Song James Horner (music), Will Jennings (lyrics) For the song "My Heart Will Go On", performed by Céline Dion.
Best Picture James Cameron & Jon Landau
Best Sound Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Actress in a Leading Role Kate Winslet
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Gloria Stuart
Best Makeup Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom, Simon Thompson
 

"Baraka"

"Baraka" (1:36). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO 70mm. Presented: on the curved screen in Todd-AO with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1992. World Premiere: 30.08.1992, Montreal World Film Festival. Montreal, Canada.

Directed by Ron Fricke. Written by: Constantine Nicholas & Genevieve Nicholas. Produced by Mark Magidson & Alton Walpole. Music by Michael Stearns. Cinematography by Ron Fricke. Edited by David Aubrey, Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson

Ron Fricke's next film "Samsara" - a work in progress

"Baraka" during it's Copenhagen run in 2000
 

"Lawrence of Arabia"

"Lawrence of Arabia" (3:47). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented: on the curved screen in Super Panavision 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1962. World Premiere: 10.12.1962 Odeon Leicester Square, London, England

Directed by David Lean. Written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by Maurice Jarre.
Cinematography by Freddie Young. Edited by Anne V. Coates

Peter O'Toole (T.E. Lawrence), Alec Guinness (Prince Feisal), Anthony Quinn (Auda abu Tayi), Jack Hawkins (General Lord Edmund Allenby), Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali), José Ferrer (Turkish Bey, Anthony Quayle (Colonel Brighton), Claude Rains (Mr. Dryden) & Arthur Kennedy (Jackson Bentley)

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sir David Lean
Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Danish premiere
 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color John Box, John Stoll, Dario Simoni
Best Cinematography, Color Freddie Young
Best Director David Lean
Best Film Editing Anne V. Coates
Best Music, Score - Maurice Jarre
Best Picture Sam Spiegel
Best Sound John Cox (Shepperton SSD)

Academy Award Nominated:
Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Peter O'Toole
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Omar Sharif
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Robert Bolt & Michael Wilson (The nomination for Wilson was granted on 26 September 1995 by the Academy Board of Directors, after research at the WGA found that the then blacklisted writer shared the screenwriting credit with Bolt.)
 

"Hamlet"

“Hamlet” (4:02) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision System 65. Presented: On the curved screen with 6-track Dolby Stereo, format 43. Aspect ratio: 2,21;1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1996. World Premiere: 25.12.1996 The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, USA.

Produced by David Barron. Original Music by Patrick Doyle. Cinematography by Alex Thomson. Edited by Neil Farrell. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), Julie Christie (Gertrude), Charlton Heston (Player King), Derek Jacobi (Claudius), Kate Winslet (Ophelia)


"Hamlet" 1996 press release

"Hamlet" reviews

"Hamlet" cast/credits
Academy Award Nominated:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Costume Design
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
 

"2001: A Space Odyssey"

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (2:21) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented: On the curved screen with 6-track Dolby Stereo, format 43. Aspect ratio: 2,21;1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1968. World Premiere: 02.04.1968 The Uptown Theatre, Washington, USA.

Produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth. Edited by Ray Lovejoy. Douglas Trumbull (special photographic effects supervisor).

Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole), William Sylvester (Dr. Heywood R. Floyd), Daniel Richter (Moon-Watcher), Douglas Rain (HAL 9000 (voice))

Full credits
The CD Soundtrack
A Roadshow Odyssey
Restoring the soundtrack
"2001" and the
curved screen
The Original Reserved Seat Engagements Of "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Christiane Kubrick's Website
Creating special effects for "2001"
Kubrick Films
and old Christiane Kubrick web site hosted by Warner Brothers.
Warner Brothers' 6 year old "2001" web site

40th Anniversary Screening of the films premiere
80th Anniversary screening
on the occasion of
Stanley Kubrick's birth (26 July 1928 - 7 March 1999)

 
Special Visual Effects, Stanley Kubrick

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Director
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
 

"The Sound of Music"

“The Sound of Music” (2:54) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO. Presented: On the curved screen with 6-track 70mm DTS Special Venue. Aspect ratio: 2,21;1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1965. World Premiere: 02.03.1965 Rivoli, New York, USA.

Directed by Robert Wise. Screenplay by Ernest Lehman. Produced by Saul Chaplin and Robert Wise. Cinematography by Ted D. McCord. Edited by William Reynolds

Julie Andrews (Maria), Christopher Plummer (Captain Von Trapp), Eleanor Parker (The Baroness), Richard Haydn (Max Detweiler), Peggy Wood (Mother Abbess), Charmian Carr (Liesl), Heather Menzies (Louisa), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta),
Debbie Turner (Marta), Kym Karath (Gretl)

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

What is DTS 70mm?

DTS Special Venue


What about Todd-AO?

Todd-AO is 70mm film, projected on BIG screens. 70mm film guarantees rock-steady picture quality, thanks to the large image area and high frame rate. The negative is 4 times lager than standard 35mm film (1,85:1). The 70mm film format is often associated with the big epics and musicals from the 1960s.
 

Best Director Robert Wise
Best Film Editing William Reynolds
Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment Irwin Kostal
Best Picture Robert Wise
Best Sound James Corcoran (20th Century-Fox) Fred Hynes (Todd-AO)

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Actress in a Leading Role Julie Andrews
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Peggy Wood
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Boris Leven, Walter M. Scott, Ruby R. Levitt
Best Cinematography, Color Ted D. McCord
Best Costume Design, Color Dorothy Jeakins
 

"Doctor Zhivago"

“Doctor Zhivago” (3:17) + intermission. Filmed in: 35mm, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision. Presented: On the curved screen in Panavision 70mm with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21;1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1965. World Premiere: 22.12.1965, Loew's Capitol i New York, USA.

Directed by David Lean. Screenplay by Robert Bolt. Produced by Carlo Ponti. Original Music by Maurice Jarre. Cinematography by Freddie Young

Omar Sharif (Yuri), Julie Christie (Lara), Geraldine Chaplin (Tonya), Rod Steiger (Komarovsky), Alec Guinness (Yevgraf)

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sir David Lean

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

 
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni
Best Cinematography, Color Freddie Young
Best Costume Design, Color Phyllis Dalton
Best Music, Score - Maurice Jarre
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Robert Bolt

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Tom Courtenay
Best Director David Lean
Best Film Editing Norman Savage
Best Picture Carlo Ponti
Best Sound A.W. Watkins & Franklin Milton
 

 

Imperial Bio 70mm Film Festival 2008

Friday, 25. April
The Sound of Music
2001: A Space Odyssey
Doctor Zhivago
2001: A Space Odyssey

Saturday, 26. April

Lecture in Danish "Fantastic Film Formats"

Hamlet
The Sound of Music
Lawrence of Arabia

Sunday, 27. April

Lawrence of Arabia
Baraka
Cleopatra

Monday, 28. April

Doctor Zhivago
2001: A Space Odyssey
Baraka
Titanic

Tuesday, 29. April

Cleopatra
Titanic
Hamlet
 
 
The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help.
Kevin Barret, Fox, Los Angeles, USA
Schaun Belston, Fox, Los Angeles, USA
Herbert Born, Germany
Helena Brissenden, SONY, LA, USA
Francois Carrin, France
Vini Christensen, UIP, Denmark
Johan Ericsson, The Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm
Jens Eriksen, NS MEDia
Jes Graversen, Miracle Film, Denmark
Thomas Hauerslev, in70mm.com, Denmark
Geraldine Higgins, Hollywood Classic, London
Richard Hundorf, Warner Brothers, England
Sue Jones, BFI, England
Bill Lawrence, National Media Museum, Bradford, England
Mark Magidson, Los Angels, USA
Mads Nedergaard, Walt Disney, Danmark
Hanne Nielsen, Fox, Denmark,
Paul Rayton, Hollywood, USA

Coca-Cola Denmark
Sony Ericsson
Nyhedsavisen
Rydberg
Irma
 
Guide to biobooking.dk
By Søren Søndergaard
The easiest way to get 70mm film tickets in Copenhagen is by telephoning BioBooking or buy online. So here's a guide in English.
 
 
More in 70mm reading:

Festival Gallery
Festival Review

Imperial Bio
Nordisk Film
3 Giant Cinemas
The Ideal Kinema, April 12, 1962

"Titanic" at the Imperial Bio
"Baraka" during it's Copenhagen run in 2000
"Hamlet" reviews
"Hamlet" cast/credits

Full credits
The Original Reserved Seat Engagements Of "2001: A Space Odyssey"
1968: A Roadshow Odyssey
How not to Present "2001"
Restoring the soundtrack
The CD Soundtrack


Internet link:


biobooking.dk
biozonen.dk
biobusiness.dk
Imperial Bio @ Wikipedia
Christiane Kubrick
German projectionist Forum

Newsflash:
TV2 News 24.04.2008 + Bonus

24 timer (PDF page 24)

Filmz
Dansk Hjemmebio Forum
Fyns Aviser
TV2 Film
Politiken
MSN Underholdning


 
 
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