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10th Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg
October 3 - 5, 2014

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Herbert Born / Thomas Hauerslev, Schauburg Cinerama Theatre, Karlsruhe, Germany Date: 29.08.2014. Updated 22-12-16
KARLSRUHE, August 2014 / in70mm.com news. We have launched the 10th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 3 - 5 October 2014 at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. For three days in October Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the HD of film formats. Some films are in their original versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.

Once again spectacular large format process names like CINERAMA, Super Technirama 70, DEFA70, Todd-AO, Panavision 70 and Super Panavision 70 will light up on the large 18 meter curved Cinerama screen.

Let us hope, that the splendour of 70mm not only serves our nostalgic dreams, but also offers the chance for a young audience to experience a historic and magic landmark of cinema.
Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA and France - and hopefully many more.

One of very few original cinemas, still equipped with 70mm projectors. The huge screen is wide, curved and covered by a "Cinerama red" curtain. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm with 6-track sound in Super Technirama 70, DEFA 70, Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70.

"in 70mm" is unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.
"in 70mm"
 is very realistic, almost three dimensional and can make everything you have ever seen pale into insignificance. But don't take our word for it - come and see for your self.
 

More in 70mm reading:

Todd-AO Festival Home
Herzlich Wilkommen
Welcome
Hannemann's Intro
Festival flyer (PDF)
Festival Images
Poster Display

Schauburg 2013 Gallery

Internet link:
Schauburg.de
On line ticket reservation


Hotel reservation link

Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel: +49 721 35 000 11
mobil: +49 151 1668 9172
Fax: +49 721 38 00 47

 

Latest news:

Festival flyer (PDF)
Schauburg Premieres New "Oklahoma!" DCP
Poster Displays
FLAMMENDE JAHRE. Der erste 70mm Panorama-Spielfilm
Schauburg Celebrates Sensurround's 40th Anniversary and shows "Earthquake" in 70MM

All 70mm films will be projected by vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Magnetic sound by new Winkler pickups, SCS preamplifiers, Dolby Laboratories sound equipment and state of the art Alcon speakers.

Herbert Born
Filmtheater Schauburg

Tickets will be available for purchase very soon. For more information about the film festival, including screening times, visit: www.schauburg.de and www.in70mm.com

Media contact; Herbert Born

 
2013 70mm Festival
2012 70mm Festival
2011 70mm Festival
2010 70mm Festival
2009 70mm Festival
2008 70mm Festival
2007 70mm Festival
2006 70mm Festival
2005 70mm Festival

 

Thursday, 2. October 2014

 
The Schauburg Cinerama's practical information
• Weekend pass EURO 100,00 | Single entrance EURO 10,00 per show | Day-Pass: 40,00,
• GALA on Saturday evening EURO 11,00 (includes welcome drink)
• Students EURO 7,00
 | Children EURO 5,00.
• Weekend-pass for students is Euro 70,00
 | Day-Pass Students: 30,00

The weekend pass includes entrance to all screenings at the festival, the festival brochure. The Weekend Pass also includes the following additional bonuses:

• Welcome Coffee/Tee, Softdrink on arrival
• Festival Program brochure
• Entrance to Friday's get together with free beer specialties from the local HOEPFNER brewery
• Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning at 09.00 in the SCHAUBURG Cinerama lounge
• Dinner break on Friday
• Complimentary lunch and dinner break on Saturday and Sunday
• Meet the film people

On line ticket reservation

 
 
20:00 - 22:45 "Oklahoma!" + I
Original titel: Oklahoma! / USA 1955. Filmed in Todd-AO (2,21:1). Presented in Todd-AO 30 frames per second DCP (2,20:1) / 7.1 track full PCM stereo. Original version / 145 minutes / New DCP. World premiere: 10.10.1955. West German premiere: 31.05.1957. European DCP Premiere: 01.10.2014, Schauburg, Karlsruhe

English roadshow version with intermission.

"Oklahoma!" is shown outside official Todd-AO Festival program. Separate price applies.

Academy Awards
• Best Sound, Recording: Fred Hynes
• Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture: Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton & Adolph Deutsch
Academy Awards Nominated
• Best Cinematography, Color: Robert Surtees
• Best Film Editing: Gene Ruggiero & George Boemler

Fred Zinnemann's "Oklahoma!" in Todd-AO
Hollywood Comes to American Optical Co.
Todd-AO Birth date
How Todd-AO Began
Schauburg Cinerama Premieres New "Oklahoma!" DCP
 
 
Festival Hotel
Renaissance Hotel
Mendelssohnplatz
76131 Karlsruhe

Reservations can be made either via e-mail, online using this link or as follows:

Tel: +49-721 3717 381
Fax: +49-721 3717 333

Special rates will be offered for festival attendees at the Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel. Always mention „Schauburg“ rate. Alternative hotels, use hrs.de to find accommodation.
 

Todd-AO Festival - Weekend Film Program
= German language version. I = introduction and intermission 20 min

 



"This is culturally, a very ambitious, courageous and original programme with some very rare items. It will be good to see "The Flaming Years" Again after nearly 50 years. Congratulations to you and Herbert for creating a festival Programme that is quite unique. Very much looking forward to it."

Best wishes to you and Herbert.
Mark Lyndon, London
 

 

Friday, 3. October 2014

 
09:30 - 10:30 Festival Welcome
Festival Welcome with Coffee/Tea. Meet and greet friends of 70mm and curved screens. Talk about vinegar, pink prints and Big Bores.

See pictures from 9th Todd-AO Festival.

This festival, dedicated to a movie format nearly 60 years old, is a dream for a lot of movie fans around the world. Today, movies and cinemas have reached a time of change – a change from film based to digital cinema and a change in the way movies are felt and understood. We are sure, that our “Todd-AO 70mm Festival” presented on the curved screen of the Schauburg not only will make you remember cinema-going from a time long ago, but also make you aware of the responsibility we all have: To honour the genius of so many people who have given us stories and unforgettable moments in breathtaking and crystal clear large format pictures.

Let us hope, that the splendour of 70mm not only serves our nostalgic dreams, but also offers the chance for a young audience to experience a historic and magic landmark of cinema.

Herbert Born
Schauburg Kino
Karlsruhe, Germany
 

10:30 - 13:09 "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" + I
Original titel: Goodbye, Mr. Chips / USA 1969. Filmed in 35mm Panavision Anamorphic (2,39:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 139 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 05.11.1969. German premiere: 26.03.1970.

Produktion: Arthur P. Jacobs. Regie: Herbert Ross. Buch: Terence Rattigan. Vorlage: James Hilton (Roman). Kamera: Oswald Morris. Musik: Leslie Bricusse, John Williams. Schnitt: Ralph Kemplen

Darsteller: Peter O'Toole (Arthur Chipping), Petula Clark (Katherine Bridges), Michael Redgrave (Headmaster), Michael Bryant (Max Staefel), George Baker (Lord Sutterwick)

Erinnerungen eines alternden College-Lehrers, dem die Heirat mit einer liebenswerten unstandesgemäßen Frau berufliche Schwierigkeiten, aber auch die Zuneigung seiner Schüler brachte. Romantisch-sentimentale Bestsellerverfilmung mit Musical-Elementen. Bemerkenswert die Darstellung der kauzigen Hauptfigur durch Peter O'Toole. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

45th Anniversay Roadshow Screening with intermission

• Special screening in honor of Peter O'Toole

Academy Awards, Nominated
• Best Actor in a Leading Role: Peter O'Toole
• Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture: Leslie Bricusse & John Williams

70mm Blow Up List 1969
 

13:10 - 14:30 Coffee & Kuchen / Afternoon tea & coffee
In the Splendor of 70mm
In the Splendor of 70mm (in German)

Since the dawn of cinema the standard film size has been 35mm film, but for certain films, the larger 65mm negative was used in the camera to ensure the best possible image quality. The benefit was a clearer and sharper screen image compared to "inferior" 35mm films. The "big" films often premiered in the largest cinemas, featuring huge screens that were often deeply curved - compared to contemporary flat screens. The curvature of the screen had an enveloping effect on the audience which gave them a feeling of participation in the action on the screen.
 

Book signing at the Schauburg
Johan Wolthuis from The Netherlands will be present during the 10th Todd-AO Festival, to do book signing of his latest publication Widescreen History. Johan will also present his large Archive books from “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Oklahoma!” which contain a lot of original advertisements and articles from magazines, etc. from the fifties.
 
 

14:30 - 17:48 "KLK an PTX – die Rote Kapelle“ + I
Original titel: KLK an PTX – die Rote Kapelle / DDR 1971. Filmed in 70mm DEFA 70 (2,21:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 178 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 25.03.1971, Kino International, East Berlin, DDR

Produktion: Heinz Herrmann, Wolfgang Rennebarth. Regie: Horst E. Brandt. Buch: Wera Küchenmeister, Claus Küchenmeister, Horst E. Brandt
Kamera: Günter Haubold, Werner Heydn. Musik: Helmut Nier. Schnitt: Erika Lehmphul

Darsteller: Horst Drinda (Dr. Dr. Arvid Harnack), Irma Münch (Dr. Mildred Harnack), Horst Schulze (Dr. Adam Kuckhoff), Barbara Adolph (Greta Kuckhoff), Klaus Piontek (Harro Schulze-Boysen), Jutta Wachowiak (Libertas Schulze-Boysen), Harry Pietzsch (Walter Küchenmeister)

Die Geschichte der Widerstandsgruppe Schulze-Boysen/Harnack, in der sich Angehörige der verschiedenen Klassen und Schichten des deutschen Volkes und Vertreter unterschiedlicher Weltanschauungen im Kampf gegen den Faschismus vereinigten. Ein groß angelegtes Filmepos, das weniger um äußerlich dramatische Zuspitzung als um genaue Charakter- und Motivschilderung bemüht ist. Ende der sechziger Jahre nicht zuletzt als zeitgemäßer Aufruf zur Einheit friedliebender Kräfte unter Führung der Sowjetunion konzipiert. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

Roadshow version with intermission

Looking for DEFA 70
 

18:00 - 19:00 Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett
Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett

This is a BIG weekend, in the BIG film format on our a BIG screen. Be a part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Germany, Denmark, England, USA and France - and hopefully many more.

For three days "Filmtheater Schauburg", presents a dozen classic film epics in the king of all film formats: 70mm. This is a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and vintage clear 6-track stereo.
 

19:00 - 22:07 "The Alamo" + I
Original titel: The Alamo / USA 1960. Filmed in Todd-AO (2,21:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 167 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 24.10.1960. German premiere: 26.01.1961.

Produktion: John Wayne. Regie: John Wayne. Buch: James Edward Grant. Kamera: William H. Clothier. Musik: Dimitri Tiomkin. Schnitt: Stuart Gilmore

Darsteller:
John Wayne (Col. David Crockett), Laurence Harvey (Col. William Travis), Richard Widmark (Col. James Bowie), Richard Boone (General Sam Huston), Frankie Avalon (Smitty), Patrick Wayne (Cap. James Butler Bonham), Hank Worden (Pfarrer), Linda Cristal (Flaca), Joan O'Brien (Mrs. Dickinson), Chill Wills (Barkeeper)

Die Verteidigung von Fort Alamo gegen die mexikanische Übermacht im Freiheitskampf der Texaner 1836 durch 185 Freiwillige bis zum letzten Mann. Monumentaler Kriegsfilm mit fragwürdiger Heldenverehrung: In dekorativen Bildern wird eine bedenkliche Bewunderung von Todesmut und Führertum zelebriert. Filmisch überzeugt die Produktion durch Aufwand und Tempo und die gefühlvolle Inszenierung. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

Academy Awards
• Oscar Best Sound: Gordon Sawyer & Fred Hynes
Academy Awards Nominated
• Best Picture John Wayne
• Best Actor in a Supporting Role Chill Wills
• Best Cinematography, Color William H. Clothier
• Best Film Editing Stuart Gilmore
• Best Music, Original Song Dimitri Tiomkin (music) & Paul Francis Webster (lyrics) For the song "The Green Leaves of Summer"
• Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Dimitri Tiomkin

Roadshow version with intermission

The Reconstruction of "The Alamo"
"The Alamo" lost 70mm version
You are in the Show with Todd-AO
 

From 22.00 Get together with Hoepfner and friends
Herbert Born, theatre manager of the Schauburg will again - personally - and with great skills, serve chilled Hoepfner Brau to everyone after the Alamo adventure. The Get Together is always very popular, so be sure to stand in line. Our friend at Hoepfner Brau have have kindly sponsored the beer.
 


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Saturday, 4. October 2014

 
09.00 - 10.00 Full 70mm Breakfast
Full weekend Schauburg 70mm Breakfast for festival pass holders in Schauburg Cinerama Lounge on the 1st. floor.

Enjoy hot and cold, bread and fruit, coffee and tea, juice and more fresh fruit, bacon, milk, eggs, pretzel and buns and something for the sweet tooth too!
 

10:00 - 12:32 "Die Blechtrommel" + I
Original titel: Die Blechtrommel / West Germany 1979. Filmed in 35mm spherical widescreen (1,66:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 142 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 03.05.1979.

Produktion: Franz Seitz, Anatole Dauman. Regie: Volker Schlöndorff. Buch: Jean-Claude Carrière, Volker Schlöndorff, Franz Seitz. Vorlage: Günter Grass (Roman). Kamera: Igor Luther. Musik: Maurice Jarre, Friedrich Meyer. Schnitt: Suzanne Baron

Darsteller: David Bennent (Oskar Matzerath), Angela Winkler (Agnes Matzerath), Mario Adorf (Alfred Matzerath), Daniel Olbrychski (Jan Bronski), Katharina Thalbach (Maria), Heinz Bennent (Greff), Andréa Ferréol (Lina Greff), Charles Aznavour (Sigismund Markus), Mariella Oliveri (Roswitha), Ilse Pagé (Gretchen Scheffler), Otto Sander (Musiker Meyn)

An seinem dritten Geburtstag verweigert der 1924 in der Freien Stadt Danzig geborene Oskar Matzerath weiteres Wachstum und Teilnahme an der Welt der Erwachsenen. Auf seiner Blechtrommel artikuliert das ewige Kind seinen Protest gegen Nazis und Mitläufer, und erst nach Kriegsende fasst Oskar den Beschluss, wieder zu wachsen, um mitzubestimmen. Schlöndorffs brillant inszenierte, weitgehend werktreue Verfilmung des Romans von Günter Grass. Eine opulente Bestseller-Verfilmung voller sinnlicher Kraft. Der Film wurde u.a. mit dem "Oscar" für den "besten nichtenglischsprachigen Film" ausgezeichnet. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

35th Anniversay Screening

Academy Award
• Best Foreign Language Film, West Germany
Cannes Film Festival 1979
• Palme d'Or, Volker Schlöndorff
 

13:00 - 14:37 "Eolomea" + I
Original titel: Eolomea / DDR 1971. Filmed in 70mm DEFA 70 (2,21:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 82 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 22.09.1972, Kino International, East Berlin, DDR.

Regie: Herrmann Zschoche. Buch: Herrmann Zschoche. Kamera: Günter Jaeuthe. Musik: Günther Fischer. Schnitt: Helga Gentz

Darsteller: Cox Habbema (Prof. Maria Scholl), Iwan Andonow (Daniel Lagny), Wsewolod Sanajew (Kun, der Lotse), Rolf Hoppe (Olo Tal), Petar Slabakow (Pierre Brodski), Wolfgang Greese (Ratsvorsitzender), Benjamin Besson (Sima Kun), Holger Mahlich (Navigator), Jürgen Scharfenberg (Havarietechniker)

Das Verschwinden von acht Raumschiffen stellt die Weltraumbehörde vor ein Rätsel. Es stellt sich schließlich heraus, daß die Gesuchten zu einem gewagten Unternehmen zusammengefunden haben. Sie wollen Lichterscheinungen überprüfen, die aus einem 12 Lichtjahre entfernten Sternbild registriert werden. Weitgehend spannungsloser DEFA-Science-Fiction-Film. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

Looking for DEFA 70

 

12.30 - 13.15 Coffee & Kuchen / Afternoon tea & coffee
In the Splendor of 70mm
In the Splendor of 70mm (in German)

During a full weekend, gigantic epics are shown in the impressive Todd-AO 70mm format on a huge 136 sqm curved screen in the classic cinema. The Schauburg Cinerama is one of the few surviving cinemas, with 70mm projectors, a red curtain and the huge curved screen. It’s the perfect framework for the presentation of these vintage 70mm prints.
 
 

16:00 - 18:42 "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" + I
Original titel: 2OO1: A Space Odyssey / USA 1968. Filmed in Super Panavision 70 (2,21:1). Presented in 70mm Cinerama (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 142 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 02.04.1968. German premiere: 11.11.1968.

Produktion: Stanley Kubrick. Regie: Stanley Kubrick. Buch: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke. Vorlage: Arthur C. Clarke (Kurzgeschichte). Kamera: Geoffrey Unsworth, John Alcott. Musik: Aram Khatschaturian, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauß, György Ligeti. Schnitt: Ray Lovejoy

Darsteller:
Keir Dullea (David Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Frank Poole), William Sylvester (Dr. Heywood Floyd), Leonard Rossiter (Smyslov), Daniel Richter (Mondbeobachter), Robert Beatty (Halvorsen), Frank Miller (Chef der Expedition), Ed Bishop

Ein geheimnisvoller schwarzer Monolith, der offenbar von Außerirdischen stammt, beeinflusst in grauer Vorzeit die Entstehung von Intelligenz und den "Aufbruch der Menschheit", wird Jahrtausende später von Wissenschaftlern auf dem Mond entdeckt und lockt ein Forschungsraumschiff in Richtung Jupiter. Die Mission endet nach dem Versagen des Bordcomputers mit einer Katastrophe; der einzig überlebende Astronaut begegnet der außerirdischen Macht und erfährt eine kosmische Wiedergeburt. Kubricks fantastisches Kinoabenteuer vereint technische Utopie und kulturphilosophische Spekulation zu einer Weltraumoper von überwältigendem Ausmaß. Der kühne gedankliche Entwurf des Films (eine Entwicklungsgeschichte der Menschheit voller Skepsis und bitterer Ironie) wird mit nicht minder kühnen optischen Effekten und einer revolutionären Tricktechnik realisiert, die das Genre des Science-Fiction-Films in den folgenden Jahren entscheidend prägten. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

Roadshow version with intermission

Academy Awards
• Best Effects, Special Visual Effects: Stanley Kubrick
Academy Awards Nominated
• Best Director: Stanley Kubrick
• Best Writing, Story and Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
• Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Anthony Masters, Harry Lange & Ernest Archer

Douglas Trumbull - A Conversation
The Importance of Panavision
 

18:30 - 20:00 Dinner/Imbiß - Break
Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett

See pictures from 9th Todd-AO Festival and a gallery of all past festivals on the ultra sharp and curved 78" 4K foyer screen.

"Roadshow", "Six-track", "Intermission", "Curved screen", "Epic" -- all familiar words for the knowledgeable 70mm fan. Words we all know and love, because we know what they mean: A return to the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, and the annual gathering of fans of large format film. 3 days where we all go wide-eyed for 12 hours each day.
 

20:30 - 22:33 "Earthquake" + I
Original titel: Earthquake / USA 1974. Filmed in 35mm Panavision Anamorphic (2,39:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo with SENSURROUND. German version / 123 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 15.11.1974. German premiere: 14.02.1975.

Produktion: Mark Robson. Regie: Mark Robson. Buch: George Fox, Mario Puzo. Kamera: Philip Lathrop. Musik: John Williams. Schnitt: Dorothy Spencer

Darsteller: Charlton Heston (Stuart Graff), Ava Gardner (Remy Graff), George Kennedy (Lew Slade), Lorne Greene (Sam Royce), Geneviève Bujold (Denise)

Die Zerstörung der Stadt Los Angeles in einem großen Erdbeben. Katastrophenfilm mit verblüffend realistisch wirkenden Zerstörungsszenen und vergleichsweise differenzierter Handlung. Eine technisch perfekte Show. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

40th Anniversary Roadshow Screening with intermission after the big rumble with fog machines and water spraying into the audience.

Academy Awards
• Best Sound: Ronald Pierce & Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr.
• Special Achievement Award For visual effects: Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson & Albert Whitlock
Academy Awards Nominated
• Best Cinematography: Philip H. Lathrop
• Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames & Frank R. McKelvy
• Best Film Editing: Dorothy Spencer

Sensurround's 40th Anniversary
70mm Blow Up List 1974
 

 

 

Sunday, 5. October 2014

 
09.00 - 10.00 Full 70mm Breakfast
Full weekend Schauburg 70mm Breakfast for festival pass holders in Schauburg Cinerama Lounge on the 1st. floor.

Enjoy hot and cold, bread and fruit, coffee and tea, juice and more fresh fruit, bacon, milk, eggs, pretzel and buns and something for the sweet tooth too!
 

10:00 - 11:48 "Jesus Christ Superstar" + I
Original titel: Jesus Christ Superstar / USA 1973. Filmed in 35mm Todd-AO 35 Anamorphic (2,39:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. English Version with German subtitles / 108 minutes / Original premiere print. US premiere: 07.08.1973. German premiere: 01.03.1974.

Produktion: Norman Jewison, Robert Stigwood. Regie: Norman Jewison. Buch: Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison. Vorlage: Tim Rice (Rockoper). Kamera: Douglas Slocombe. Musik: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Schnitt: Anthony Gibbs

Darsteller: Ted Neeley (Jesus), Carl Anderson (Judas), Yvonne Elliman (Maria Magdalena), Robert Bingham (Kaiaphas), Kurt Yahgjian (Annas), Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilatus), Larry T. Marshall (Simon)

Die Filmversion der erfolgreichen "Rockoper": Eine Gruppe junger Leute spielt in den Ruinen antiker Bauten in der Negev-Wüste Stationen aus dem Leben Jesu und seiner Jünger. Der Akzent liegt auf dem machtpolitischen Spannungsverhältnis, in das Jesus durch den Massenerfolg seiner Predigten gerät. Judas wird als tragische Figur interpretiert: Seine Skepsis und Verzweiflung angesichts der zur Droge gewordenen christlichen Lehre - auf deren sozialrevolutionäre Kraft er hoffte - treibt ihn zu Verrat und Selbstmord. Die brillant fotografierte Inszenierung macht sich mitunter selbst zum Thema, indem sie Starkult und Showbusiness ironisiert, verdrängt diese kritischen Ansätze jedoch durch kunstgewerbliche Musical-Bombastik. Interessant als Dokument der Jugendkultur zu Beginn der 70er Jahre. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

40th Anniversay of German Premiere Screening with intermission

Academy Awards, Nominated
• Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation: André Previn, Herbert W. Spencer & Andrew Lloyd Webber
BAFTA Awards, BAFTA Film Award
• Best Sound Track: Les Wiggins, Gordon K. McCallum & Keith Grant

Grant's Blow-Up-Tagebuch
Grant's Blow-Up Blog
70mm Blow Up List 1973
 

13:00 - 13:45 My Todd-AO Adventure
Lecture by Thomas Hauerslev about having Todd-AO as a hobby for 30 years. The places I've seen, and the people I've met.

Vortrag von Thomas Hauerslev in englischer Sprache mit dänischem Akzent

Lecture includes ultra rare 65mm Todd-AO test footage (In AnscoColor, with intact colors), filmed by Fred Zinnemann, 1953 with prototype Todd-AO camera #1. A short
distortion corrected clip from "Oklahoma!" will also be shown. The short roll of 70mm will be cut up for souvenirs for the audience afterwards.

65mm Todd-AO Concept Tests
 

13:45 - 14:45 Coffee & Kuchen / Afternoon tea & coffee
In the Splendor of 70mm
In the Splendor of 70mm (in German)

Fall season is here, days are getting shorter, it is getting colder, and it is time to move inside a cinema and see films again. Not just any films, but BIGGER and BRIGHTER films. Not only that, but also SHARPER and with more DEPTH than anything you can see in a cinema. It is time for the 10th Todd-AO Festival, which celebrates everything that is bigger and better in the cinema. Yes, it is time for 70MM FILMS!
 

14:45 - 16:15 Shorts, Trailers & Specials
 "Fortress of Peace" / "Vigilant Switzerland" (CH 1965)
Regie: John Fernhout
Aufgenommen in MCS 70 Superpanorama®, präsentiert in 70mm mit 6-Kanal Stereo Magnetton / 20min. Vintage 70mm print courtesy of the Swiss Army Archive.

"Sky over Holland" (NL 1967)
Regie: John Fernhout
Aufgenommen in MCS 70 Superpanorama®, präsentiert in 70mm mit 6-Kanal Stereo Magnetton / 22min.
 
"Wladimir lljitsch Uljanow Lenin" (DDR 1970)
Regie: Andrew & Annelie Thorndike
Aufgenommen in DEFA 70®, präsentiert in 70mm mit 6-Kanal Stereo Magnetton / 53min. Rare, and long forgotten DEFA 70 propaganda film, celebrating the brutal dictator's 100th birthday. 70mm print courtesy of the German Bundesarchive in Berlin. Dr. Ralf Schenk, Head of DEFA Stiftung will introduce and will be available for discussions.
 

Book signing at the Schauburg
Johan Wolthuis from The Netherlands will be present during the 10th Todd-AO Festival, to do book signing of his latest publication Widescreen History. Johan will also present his large Archive books from “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Oklahoma!” which contain a lot of original advertisements and articles from magazines, etc. from the fifties.
 
 

16:30 - 18:10 "The Story of Flaming Years" + I
Original titel: Povest Plamennykh Let / Flammende Jahre / The Story of the Flaming Years / USSR 1960. Filmed in 70mm Sovscope 70 (2,21:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic stereo. German version / 91 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 23.01.1961. DDR premiere: 18.01.1963.

Produktion: Alexandr Dovzhenko. Regie: Julia Solnzewa. Buch: Alexander Dowshenko. Kamera: Fjodor Proworow, Alexej Temerin. Musik: Gawriil Popow

Darsteller: Nikolai Wingranowski (Iwan Orljuk), Swetlana Shgun (Uljana), Boris Andrejew (Glasunow), M. Majorow (Welitschko), A. Bogdanowa (Antonina)

Mit starkem nationalen Pathos befrachteter Film über die Befreiung der Ukraine vom Faschismus. In dramatischen und lyrischen Episoden eindrucksvoll fotografiert. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

Cannes Film Festival
• Best Director: Yuliya Solntseva
• Technical Grand Prize, Special Mention: Yuliya Solntseva
Cannes Film Festival Nominated
• Palme d'Or: Yuliya Solntseva

FLAMMENDE JAHRE. Der erste 70mm Panorama-Spielfilm
 

18:00 - 19:30 Dinner/Imbiß - Break
Gemeinsames Essen / Buffett

Once again, the projector lens will light up the screen and show unbelievably sharp 70mm images of lesser-known and rarely seen films. Some of which only exist in this single 70mm print. Don’t forget, some of these films would be completely forgotten a long time ago, were it not for these rare 70mm prints. The sharpness will still make it a pleasant experience. And as much as you may hate in on TV, you will have fun seeing it in 70mm on the curve.

This is your opportunity to witness the grandeur and spectacle of nearly half a dozen Road-Show films on an authentic 70mm Cinerama cinema. Herbert Born and his staff have again done their utmost to make this weekend one of a kind. The Schauburg Cinerama is one of the last cinemas still equipped with 70mm projectors, a red curtain and a huge curved screen. An authentic cinema experience and LARGE FORMAT EVENT, uniquely Schauburg, to be shared with many friends from all over Europe.

…and now, "Gong", start projector, cue curtain, dim the lights, open dowser, focus, check sound.....the show is running.........another unforgettable weekend at the Schauburg!
 

19:30 - 00:00 "Die Hard" + "Die Harder" Double Bill
Original titel: Die Hard / USA 1988. Filmed in 35mm Panavision Anamorphic (2,39:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic Dolby stereo. German version / 131 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 15.07.1988. German premiere: 10.11.1988.

Produktion: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver. Regie: John McTiernan. Buch: Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza. Vorlage: Roderick Thorp (Roman). Kamera: Jan de Bont. Musik: Michael Kamen. Schnitt: Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link

Darsteller: Bruce Willis (John McClane), Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber), Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Genaro McClane), Alexander Godunow (Karl), Reginald Veljohnson (Sgt. Al Powell), Paul Gleason (Dwayne T. Robinson), De'voreaux White (Argyle)

Eine Gangsterbande besetzt am Weihnachtsabend das 30. Stockwerk eines Bürohochhauses, nimmt die Gäste einer Party als Geiseln und versucht, 640 Millionen Dollar in Wertpapieren aus dem Safe eines japanischen Konzerns zu erbeuten. Ein zufällig anwesender Polizist durchkreuzt in einem aussichtslos erscheinenden Kampf gegen die Gangster und gegen die Tücken der Hochhaus-Elektronik den ausgefeilten Plan. Unter Einsatz aller erdenklichen technischen Raffinessen auf Hochspannung getrimmter harter Action-Film, der in der zweiten Hälfte zunehmend an Ironie gewinnt. Seine Rasanz und Dramatik erreicht er erst in der 70mm-Fassung und einem dementsprechend eingerichteten Kino. Erwähnenswert: die gegenüber dem amerikanischen Original durch Synchronisation und kleine Kürzungen veränderte Darstellung der deutschen Gangster mit terroristischem Hintergrund. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

Academy Awards Nominated
• Best Sound
• Best Film Editing
• Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
• Best Effects, Visual Effects

70mm Blow Up List 1988
 
Original titel: Die Harder / USA 1990. Filmed in 35mm Panavision Anamorphic (2,39:1). Presented in 70mm (2,20:1) / 6 track magnetic Dolby stereo. German version / 124 minutes / Original premiere print. World premiere: 02.07.1990. German premiere: 25.10.1990.

Produktion: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Charles Gordon. Regie: Renny Harlin. Buch: Steven E. de Souza, Douglas Richardson. Vorlage: Roderick Thorp (Charaktere), Walter Wager (Roman "58 Minutes"). Kamera: Oliver Wood, Frank Holgate. Musik: Michael Kamen. Schnitt: Stuart Baird, Robert A. Ferretti

Darsteller: Bruce Willis (John McClane), Bonnie Bedelia (Holly McClane), William Atherton (Thornberg), Reginald Veljohnson (Al Powell), Franco Nero (Esperanza), William Sadler (Col. Stuart), John Amos (Capt. Grant), Dennis Franz (Carmine Lorenzo), Sheila McCarthy (Samantha Copeland)

Um einen lateinamerikanischen Diktator und Drogenboß zu befreien, der an die US-Behörden ausgeliefert werden soll, legt eine bis an die Zähne bewaffnete und technisch raffiniert ausgestattete Terroristen-Einheit den Flughafen von Washington lahm und läßt ein Passagier-Flugzeug am Boden zerschellen. Ein Polizist aus Los Angeles bringt praktisch im Alleingang das Unternehmen zum Scheitern. Der spannende Kampf mit den Tücken moderner Technik, der den Reiz von "Stirb langsam" (1987) ausmachte, weicht oberflächlich konstruiertem, lautstarkem Aktionsreichtum mit nur geringen Anzeichen von Ironie, aber um so mehr genreüblichen Härten. (Quelle: Film-Dienst)

“Die Hard” & “Die Harder” in Ultra Schauburgrama 70

Grant's Blow-Up-Tagebuch
Grant's Blow-Up Blog

70mm Blow Up List 1990
 
 
 

2014 Credits. The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help

 
The Todd-AO 70mm Festival is generously supported by the Georg Fricker Stiftung
  • Vincent Koch, Projection, Preparation prints
  • Marcus Vetter, Projection
  • Swiss Army Archive
  • Wolfram Hannemann, LaserHotline, DE
  • Schawn Belston, 20th Century Fox
  • Hoepfner Privat Brau, DE
  • Der Kurier, DE
  • TNT, DE

 

The passing of Georg Fricker
Georg Fricker ist tot
 
   
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