It Can't Be Done...But Here It Is!
16mm blow-up to 70mm
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EFFECTS of Hollywood, Inc (around 1973)||Date:
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70mm print(s) of a 16mm film. Click on the advert to see an enlargement.|
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"A Place to Stand":
Canadian 70mm Short Films
70mm Blow Up List 1972
Concert for Bangladesh (imdb.com)
advert for CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH film. Click to see enlargement|
This isn't a very useful contribution but I saw "THE CONCERT FOR
BANGLADESH" on it's original
showing in 70mm. The picture quality was what you'd expect from 16mm
of the time (pre Super 16 which is much better) but it was terrific
because the sound made for a concert experience.
The cinema, The Rialto, wasn't very big and has long since been
converted into a restaurant and then shops.
Malcolm Blackmoor, UK
My Father was Chief Projectionst at the Rialto Cinema in Coventry
Street. He screened the film in 35mm 4-track magnetic stereo (I did see
it). I once heard that a 70mm 6-Track print screened for 3 day's at the
Casino Cinema in Old Compton Street, it was taken off due to many
complaints re the picture quality.
Roger Young, UK
Concert of Bangladesh" was shown in 35mm at the Hamburg Esplanade
Filmtheater, there is no hint "70mm" in it. German advert from Gerhard
I've only just seen that a reply has been posted contradicting my
thought that I saw this in 70mm at The Rialto. The answer has to be
correct but what convinced me was that there was a 70mm print credit on
the end. This misleading shot was obviously also on the 35mm version.
Sorry to post wrong information.
Malcolm Blackmoor, UK
I ran "Concert For Bangladesh" in 35mm optical and 70mm. The 70 mm
were a little grainy, to be expected with lighting levels. The surround
circuit was used mostly for applause. Owing to the 70mm optics, I liked the
70mm image...I was able to run the same reel on 2 machines in 70mm on #1 and
35mm on #2....this was for my own study. The sound was excellent.
John Carver, USA
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