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    Ah. Watering down the booze.

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    Ah, yes. Don't know which is worse.

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    Another article from Germany here.

    http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15918239,00.html

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    I talked to a theater owner last week who just returned from CinemaCon in Las Vegas. He said that Paramount told the theater owners that they would like to stop producing release prints this year. The theater owners were none too happy about it - they don't want to be forced into buying new projection equipment that might be obsolete in a few years. He said they are going to discuss it further and vote on a collective response to the studio.
    We'll see what happens. Maybe they can resist the push from the studios.

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    When I was a student, I was in the university film club for a couple of years running the projector. I would've welcomed digital projection then. I got to see maybe one-half of the movie I projected, and the rest of the time I had my back turned, splicing the next roll or cutting and packing the previous one. Also, two hours' worth of film is bloody heavy.

    Nor do I miss scratches, glue specs and other wear-and-tear artifacts that signalled the end of a reel, long before the burn marks appeared. All they did was distract from the movie and take me out of the fantasy on the screen in front of me. Do those things have charm? Perhaps, but I don't want charm overlaid on the screen when Bruce Willis is blowing up things.

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    If there is digital projection, there is no projectionist to see the film for free. Movies are queued up centrally and all projectors controlled from a single PC.

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    Yes but the person who used to be the projectionist is probably now the person who presses the go key on the computer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsundevil View Post
    I talked to a theater owner last week who just returned from CinemaCon in Las Vegas. He said that Paramount told the theater owners that they would like to stop producing release prints this year. The theater owners were none too happy about it - they don't want to be forced into buying new projection equipment that might be obsolete in a few years. He said they are going to discuss it further and vote on a collective response to the studio.
    We'll see what happens. Maybe they can resist the push from the studios.
    "might", I like that.


    kinda like it "might" get hot this summer.
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    Film photography? This term kills me. As if there's another kind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Yes but the person who used to be the projectionist is probably now the person who presses the go key on the computer.
    And then goes back to making the next batch of 100 choc-tops. They ain't gonna get to see anything.

    (my cousin-in-law is doing the cinema night-shift thing to pay for her flying lessons; the staff are all watched via CCTV to make sure they're "busy". took a few weeks for mgmt to find out that some had found a coverage dead-spot and were doing homework there, so they added a new camera and told 'em all off)

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