|"IN 70MM" NEWS|
|Newly Restored Oklahoma! to open TCM Classic Film Festival|
This unique 4k presentation, painstakingly restored from 65mm Todd-AO elements by Twentieth Century Fox and Fotokem, will be screened at 30 frames per second — the same frame rate as when the film was originally released in 1955. The original 6 - track soundtrack has been also restored and re - mastered at Twentieth Century Fox, in collaboration with End Point Audio and Chase Audio by Deluxe.
|Dieter Gäbler Verstorben|
Von Herbert Born
Dieter Gäbler verstarb vergangenen Mittwoch, 5. März 2014 nach schwerer Krankheit. Viele Gäste unseres 70mm Festivals lernten Dieter Gäbler als einen aufgeschlossenen und freundlichen Zeitzeugen kennen, der zweimal als Ehrengast unser Festival besuchte.
|Dieter Gäbler passed away|
By Herbert Born
Dieter Gäbler, German DoP and well known MCS-70 camera technician, passed away last Wednesday, March 06, 2014. We remember him as a very passionate filmmaker and a very friendly and likable friend who was always very helpful in answering questions during our long research conversations.
|Me and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - a 50 year Love Story|
By Stefan Adler
I might as well have bought a private 70mm print to get it right from the beginning! What's $ 20.000:- or more for nostalgic remembrance purposes for an old 70 mil' projectionist? A mere trifle! The possibility of having "prime beef" running through two lusty warm purring kittenlike DP70:s in the living room was appealing, but somewhat hard to get a household majority to vote for.
|"War and Peace" Souvenir Program|
WAR AND PEACE follows the fortunes and intricate relationships of four aristocratic families in Russia during the eight turbulent years, 1805-1812 when the vast country was caught up in the swirling and irresistible tides of history. The families are the ROSTOVS, the BOLKONSKYS, the KURAGINS, and the BEZUKHOVS. The story begins in 1805 when the spectre of Napoleon hung over the tapestry of Eastern Europe like a shroud.
• Go to "War and Peace" Souvenir Program Stills
|Leo Kino, Innsbruck, Austria|
By Thomas Hauerslev
I visited the Leo Kino on a very sunny Saturday in February to give a lecture about film formats, followed by a 4K presentation of "A Year Along The Abandoned Road" and a rare screening of "Gorillas in the Mist" in 70mm and Dolby A. Here you have some images of the only remaining 70mm cinema in Austria
By Johan Wolthuis
The new WIDESCREEN HISTORY publication summarise the history of Widescreen processes and related subjects. The intention was to make a publication with a lot of information on Cinerama, CinemaScope systems, 70mm, etc., With a little history about sound and color and as important aspect: a lot of classic illustrations in colour and black and white.
|"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" Production Information|
By Warner Brothers, 2001
"2001: A Space Odyssey" tells the story of astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole, aboard the spaceship Discovery, who are sent on an exploratory mission to a point near the outer reaches of the Solar System. The operation runs smoothly at first but then slowly, inexplicably, things begin to go wrong. The true nature of the mission is called into question and Discovery's highly sophisticated onboard computer, the HAL-9000, appears to be sabotaging the crew he was designed to assist, jeopardizing not only the mission but the lives of everyone onboard.
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|2001: A Space Odyssey Essential Presentation Procedure|
The Running time of 2001: A Space Odyssey is 2 hours 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of OVERTURE, ENTRACTE and EXIT MUSIC. Play OVERTURE music (3 minutes) with full House lights on. Dim House lights towards end of overture - allow for Censor certificate and open full screen on LION TRADE MARK
|2001: a space odyssey Campaign|
By Donn Reyes, MGM
I found an unbounded enthusiasm for 2001 on the part of local managers and/or agents which is reflected positively and powerfully in the work of their publicity and promotion departments. In my opinion, a large measure of this enthusiasm springs from the fact that the managers/agents and their pub/promo people have never had a picture quite like 2001 to sell before, and as such, 2001 constitutes a definite challenge to them.
|Mr. Todd visits in70mm.com|
By Thomas Hauerslev
On Monday 27. January 2014 I had invited expatriate and Copenhagen resident Mr. Oliver Todd to our house for dinner and a talk about his life. Three hours went by very quickly talking about family, film and food and living in Copenhagen. Despite admitting he only knows very little about his famous granddad and 70mm, Oliver has agreed to be interviewed about his life some times soon.
|70mm Films I Saw Growing Up|
By Ashley Ward
My first 70mm film was "The Alamo". It was at the 2:00 matinee, on December 24, 1960. Yes, it was the full-length roadshow version of the film. The venue was the Valley Theatre, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Valley Theatre had a seating capacity of 1500 persons, and was configured as a Todd-AO house. It had a 120 degree curved screen.
|CINERAMA HOLIDAY CD Soundtrack|
First time on CD is the original movie sound track to the 1955 released "Cinerama Holiday" re-mixed from the movie audio tapes combined with music from the studio recording issued on the LP, making this Morton Gould score release as complete as possible for sound track buffs.
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|70MM Film Event at Biffen, Aalborg Denmark, 26. April 2014|
By Nielsen & Hauerslev
"Biffen" in Aalborg, Denmark, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 1-day 70MM Festival. One day with 70mm films, lectures, format demonstrations, and the odd surprise on the 10 meter wide and deeply curved screen. It will be an unique opportunity to experience true 70MM in one of the best Danish cinemas.
|"Panorama Blue" in 70mm|
By Daniel Sherlock
In 1974, an unusual movie was released to a relatively small number of theaters. The movie was PANORAMA BLUE, and it was billed as “the world’s mightiest adult film” and “photographed in 70mm Super Widescreen Panoramascope”. Was the movie actually photographed using 65mm cameras, or was it blown up from 35mm anamorphic ‘scope format, or blown up from spherical 35mm?
|Cinerama at The Camerimage Film Festival|
By Strohmaier & March
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators. Travelling this day were Dave Strohmaier, Douglas Knapp ASC, Rebecca Olkowski and Tom March. Dave and Doug were invited to give two presentations that were moderated by Jon D. Witmer, associate editor of the American Cinematographer magazine.
|KRRR! 9th 70mm Film Fest Krnov 2014|
By Klima & Tomesek
One of the main task of the 70mm festival is to recall now unused film format which dazzled visitors in its time by brilliant display of details in picture and and insurmountable sound to nowadays public - DESPITE ALL THE DRAWBACKS THAT OLD AND WORN-OUT COPIES OF 70mm FILMS BRING.
|Widescreen Weekend, Bradford, 2014|
The dates for the next Widescreen Weekend are 10 – 13 April 2014. The one change to note here is that Widescreen Weekend commences on Thursday evening with a double bill and concludes after the last show on Sunday evening. We will be announcing programme information in January 2014 and will be in touch in December to update you and let you know when passes will be on sale.