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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Yesterday's show
- "The Making of Star Wars" (16mm - in order to get more acquainted with the newly acquired Elmo XP550 Xenon projector)

[ November 06, 2010, 09:49 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]

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David Pannell
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Paul,

Small world! We used to live at Basingstoke in the mid '70s, up at Kempshott Down, and we know the area quite well, though we weren't aware that some shots were taken at Cliddesden and Basingstoke stations themselves.

Last night I ran "Fort Algiers". 1953. Again on Standard 8, monochrome, sound, with Raymond Burr - before the days of Perry Mason and Ironside. The pre-amble and build-up to the final battle is quite cleverly portrayed; and the sequence with Yvonne De Carlo hiding the bug, and then listening in to the battle plot on the receiver in her boudoir, then getting caught by Burr, adds quite convincingly to the tension.

78 enthralling minutes of this Edward L. Alperton production.

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Martin Jones
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Just an addition from another ex-Basingstoke man.
The line was narrow gauge and a section of the track still exists and can be seen in the middle of the Viables Roundabout (one of those that has gained Basingstoke the title "Doughnut City") on the OLD Basingstoke Bypass. Part of the inner ring road (from Winchester Road to Worting Road) is built on the line of the old track.
Martin

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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Friday night,the 23th we watched LOVE ME TENDER on 16 mm,with Richard Egan,Debra Paget and Elvis Presley (he's quite good actually). Saturday,it was raining,so I showed ONE RAINY AFTERNOON (1936) with Francis Lederer and Ida Lupino and A RAINY DAY with Barney Bear,both on super 8. Monday,I did an all silent "forgotten comedians" show,a mixture of std and super,which included: Gale Henry and Billy Franey in WHO DONE IT?,Bobby Dunn in THE FAST MAILMAN,Billy Ritchie in A DAY AT THE FORCE,Charlie Joy (who?) in WHEN JEKYLL DID HYDE, Mark Jones and Sunshine Hart in FAMILY LIFE and THREE WISE GOOFS with The Tone of Fun (Fatty Voss,Fatty Carr and Fatty Alexander).

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Last night it was time to screen ET. I could not live without this movie! [Big Grin]

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Last night we screened "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (dvd) a wonderful performance by the late Ricardo Montalaban.

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Michael Beyer
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Last night we screened John Carpenter's "The Fog" on an 2,80m-Screen. Really nightmarish in a dark room ... [Wink]

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Yesterday's matinee, all 16mm:
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Disney)
- The Reluctant Dragon (Disney)
- The Muppet Show (Lesley Ann Warren episode)

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Jeroen van Ooijen
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Beauty and the beast i watched for the first time on super8! [Smile]

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John Hourigan
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Last night was an evening of digests and shorts -- 400 footers of ANCHORS AWAY (with trailer) and A&C MEET THE MUMMY; and 200 footers of the just-released Dave Clark Five Pathe News short (from Classic Home Cinema), and the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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Chip Gelmini
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Saturday night January 31

Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

DVD projection AX200U

The restored newely released DVD presentation. Glorious color and good sound. Slightly letter boxed but scope ratio. Perhaps because this might have been shot on 70mm originally or even something else that narrows the height slightly.

A very enjoyable disc. And a cute story too.

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Jose Artiles
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last nigth i show "the ten commandments" full length feature in glorious colour,almost look like technicolor [Big Grin]

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Paul Spinks
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Wow Jose,
now that IS a classic film, I am very envious of you as I have been searching for a full length print of this film for years. Is your print Super 8 or 16mm? I heard that there were a very few full length prints released by Marketing Films on Super 8, but I have only ever seen the 3X400ft version. There are 16mm prints around but they are normally cut by TV companies with lots of scenes missing. A good theatrical print of this film is the holy grail of titles as far as I'm concerned.

Best wishes,
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Chip Gelmini
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Monday February 2

Revenge of the Sith

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4th in the series of the complete Star Wars films. We have now finished the DVD selection. Next week the super 8 CinemaScope prints begin! [Big Grin]

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Chip, on top of the CGI Clone Wars, did you show the Gendy Tartakowsky shorts? They are the actual bridge between Ep II and Ep III.

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hi paul!
yes,i search fot eleven years to find my print of the ten commandments full length,finally i found it thanks to a good friend of mine that have it from his father,its a gem and my prefer feature on my collection [Smile]

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Chip Gelmini
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Hi Jean - Marc

No, I did not show the shorts. When I play the DVD's on my big screen I run feature only. One of these days I'll start running super 8 shorts before the DVD feature. That should be fun. I actually did a test trial (the changeover was abit tricky) and liked how it was done, but I need more practice. Imagine me saying that after 30 years of changeovers in the same booth!

I also have issues with full frame coming from the DVD. It runs off the top and bottom of the screen because I push the limits on throw distance. The projector is rated at 21 feet and I am running at 25.50 feet. Seriously folks, anything from the Panny in 4 x 3 mode (1.33:1) does not fit my screen. And yes, this is a problem.

Likewise I am limited to 16 x 9 and/or 1:85 standard letterboxing for flat or scope. Now this option even pushing the limits works just dandy.

Last night, and as with all scope DVD; the image was 4 feet tall and about 11 feet wide. There were 8 inches of unused vertical screen on each far side left and right. Partly due because my screen is cut for super 8 scope which comes in at 2.66:1.

I suppose at some point I could just watch the shorts on the old fashioned TV. But even that would break the tradition.

And it really isn't feasible for me to relocate the Panny projector, as shown on screening room pictures on page 8 or 9, the Panny is somewhat permanently mounted. The way I have it hooked up and configured requires that it stays in the booth.

I am starting to consider a second video projector in the next few months, maybe by August. And this one could be more portable and could be set outside the booth to run the standard full frame flat movies.

Right now I am focused (no pun intended) on a wonderful Florida vacation coming up March 20. I do not return until May 6th. So right now for the next few weeks I'm enjoying some films before I leave.

And thank goodness I will be able to visit Paul in Orlando. At least; it helps keep the withdrawal syndrome at a minimum [Big Grin]

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Hello all - had my first screening for over 2 years last night. A lovely 16mm scope print of "The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3". Very enjoyable.

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Paul Spinks
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2 Years without a film show! How did you manage to last that long without fiddling with a projector? [Big Grin]

Paul.

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Hello Stuart, Welcome to the Forum.

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David Pannell
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Last night I ran my prized Silent 16mm Blackhawk print of Nosferatu. 1922 with Max Schreck - the famous one. Simply incomparable.

Earlier this week, the 1979 Werner Herzog version was screened on TV, with Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Adjani. Strangely enough it didn't have the same appeal (apart from Isabelle, of course) in that there seemed to be a distinct lack of menacing atmosphere.

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Valves and celluloid - a great combination!
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Stuart Reid
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Hi guys, thanks for the warm welcome. How did I last 2 years without fiddling with a projector? Well, I suffered quite a bit with depression a while back; that made doing even the simplest things impossible to deal with, but thankfully my gorgeous girlfriend has stuck by me and i'm now out the other side. So now I'm back in the saddle and looking at converting the under stairs area in our home into a projection booth so I can quieten the noise from my 16mm Xenon. I also want to install an electric or discreet pull-down screen in the lounge (2.35:1 a/r of course!) I've also got a lot to do with cleaning and servicing the Elf, and I need to clean all my films too, plus get some archival reels and anti-vinegar sachets so my slightly acidic scope print of Billy Liar can air easier.

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Which version of the Herzog? The German version is fantastic, the English version really rotten. Shot at the same time but often totally different set-ups. I mean really bad-- no comparison. No pacing, no mystery, no nothing.

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Michael O'Regan
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Unfortunately it was the English version.
Kinski is really creepy though.

-Mike

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Yesterday was fun. A friend of ours just completed a short film (about 25 min long) on 35mm in cinemascope and we organized the "world premiere" at our place as the print was the "0" just fresh from the lab. Nice drama about a fella who just robbed a bank and is trying to escape through the countryside.
Later in the evening, we shared some drinks while singing along to silly French soundies from the 1960s on 16mm.

Today, we just started our Catastrophathon with a matinee screening of super 8 cutdowns to "Airport" and "Airport '75" (gorgeous colours on this U8 reel). They were followed by the full length version of "Airport '77", in 16mm and cinemascope.

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