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The Passing of Orion Jardim de Faria
Brazil's 70mm Projector Pioneer Passed Away 26. December 2012

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Paulo Roberto P. Elias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Date: 01.01.2013
Mr. Orion Jardim de Faria, at ease in his home in São Paulo. Picture taken by Paulo R. Elias.

Brazilian 70mm film pioneer Orion Jardim de Faria passed away on December 25th 2012. One would have anticipated his passing due to a severe heart condition he endured for many years.

Notwithstanding, he was living an active, still film-dedicated personal life. A movie lover himself, his profound knowledge of every aspect of film making and exhibition made his acquaintance with new technology far easier.

• Go to Large Format in Brazil, part I: 70mm in Rio
• Go to Large Format in Brazil, part II: The Incol 70/35 projector
• Go to 70mm Rundown in Rio Revised
• Go to 70mm Films shown in Brazil
• Go to Mr. Orion Jardim de Faria - A visit to a Brazilian 70mm film Pioneer
• Go to The Incol 70-35 projector
• Go to Falecimento de Orion Jardim de Faria

I last met him in a small resort in São Paulo where he decided to retire from the constantly busy and polluted city centre of that state. He had built a home theatre using some of his former brand components, such as Dolby decoders and the like. Orion survived a son that worked for Dolby Labs in the US, so he knew the basis of that technology for theatrical alignment purposes.

I met Orion de Faria and had the honour to be granted an interview with him on May 2010, part of which was published on both in70mm and Webinsider sites.

Sadly, we both lived miles apart, so it was difficult to see each other personally. To me and perhaps to the film community of this country his departure is a significant loss, and I sincerely hope that his memory will endure so that newer generations may be aware of his contributions and devotion to the industry in this country.
More in 70mm reading:

Palácios e Poeiras

Large Format in Brazil, part I: 70mm in Rio

Large Format in Brazil, part II: The Incol 70/35 projector

70mm Rundown in Rio Revised

70mm Films shown in Brazil

Mr. Orion Jardim de Faria - A visit to a Brazilian 70mm film Pioneer

The Incol 70-35 projector

Falecimento de Orion Jardim de Faria

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