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Dave Ruth
Film Handler

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From: Easton, PA, USA
Registered: Dec 2014


 - posted September 09, 2017 11:42 AM      Profile for Dave Ruth   Email Dave Ruth   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tell 'em Shorty! I'm trying to convince my wife to let us do a 'family shore trip' that weekend so I can pop my head in at CineSea! Having a 2 month old seems to complicate things (like having 40+ reels I haven't gotten a chance to screen yet!)

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Douglas Meltzer
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From: New York, NY, USA
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 - posted September 09, 2017 03:41 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dave, I hope you can make it!

Winbert, I would have to look at each member's profile to see where they live. There's no way to search by location.

Melvin, I constantly run into collectors who do not participate on forums. The majority of sellers on eBay who are also collectors are among them.

Doug

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
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 - posted September 10, 2017 09:41 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A small voice from far,far away land.
Before the dawn of internet,I always though that I'm the only one in my country (Thailand) having this pretty crazy hobby. Then it's realized that there's at least dozens of crazy collectors like me in this relatively small land. [Big Grin]

And yes,the language barrier is a HUGE obstruction for non-English speaking population - let alone lots of senior collectors who even had no idea about internet/social media at all. [Confused]

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Adrian Winchester
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From: Croydon, London, UK
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 - posted September 10, 2017 11:25 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Although most of us members here would consider it unthinkable to not engage with a forum as good as this one, forums are clearly not for everyone. I know collectors who are perfectly 'normal', sociable people, but who have never joined one! I can think of one or two others who could potentially be great contributors, but they forever lurk, despite occasionally talking about forum content if you see them in person! I find that hard to understand, but I think there can be a variety of reasons, such as:

People with considerable work/family commitments, with little time to watch films, let alone read about film collecting.
Some people are wary of forums in general, having heard of abrasive people, arguments, etc. Or they may feel it would become addictive, if they started posting.
Some people hardly ever buy films other than at conventions, and never sell films, so the buying/selling boards are of no interest.
Some simply prefer to do other things.

So, it all adds up to a lot of people that you never see posting here.

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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 - posted September 11, 2017 09:42 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know a really decent guy (a lot of us know him) who participates here in his own way: every so often he wants to respond to something I've written here and I get an e-mail, a few years ago it was actually paper mail.

I suppose back 50 years ago it would have been possible to do all this by post. It just would have required a full time secretary to compile the discussions and mail them out. (FAX, anyone?)

-a flame war could last for years! It might weigh a couple of pounds too!

"What am I angry about again?"

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 11, 2017 09:54 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Following on from Adrian's comment.
I know of some people who read this Forum but have never considered being a contributing member.

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Joe Caruso
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On reading all this, those very cloistered folks will have their interest churned about,a nd make the discovery of intercommunicating here at maybe at CINESEA - One important area of consideration when we meet at the shore, we share films and good meals, but of the utmost, we make each other laugh - No social barrier will ever hold up to that - Come join us one and all - Cheers, Shorty

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Todd N. Tuckey
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 - posted September 11, 2017 12:06 PM      Profile for Todd N. Tuckey   Author's Homepage   Email Todd N. Tuckey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
PLUS...Tammy and I are coming in THURSDAY night...a day earlier!!

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Joe Caruso
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I'm there now, talk about dedicated - LOL

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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Was that you up on the Boardwalk this morning?

I KNEW it!

(I actually never went home the last time!)

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David Coppola
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From: Rochester, NY, USA
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In the 90s I was HEAVY into 16mm collecting. At the end of the 90s I got out of it, but I still enjoy this site and viewing titles and equipment on Ebay.

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John Last
Expert Film Handler

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From: Codsall, UK
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 - posted October 03, 2017 09:29 AM      Profile for John Last   Email John Last       Edit/Delete Post 
what a wonderful topic! Now we all need a publication so as we all can benefit from each other's knowledge. IMM has bitten the dust in UK so can someone start another one? Sorry I can't as age is creeping too fast!

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Melvin England
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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 - posted October 03, 2017 10:15 AM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John - There are, in fact, at least TWO publications printed in the UK which may be of interest.

"Projections" which is "Film and disc at home on the BIG screen."
This does cover film and Dvd/Blu Ray but there is quite a lot of 8mm / 16mm articles in there and lots of projector talk! You can contact Pete at email Projections@hotmail.co.uk

The second is "Film Collector" published by Classic Home Cinema (CHC) of Grimsby/Cleethorpes UK, which is dedicated to "all film formats,the cinema, art etc etc" Phil's contact Email address is
chcinema@aol.com

Thought this may be of help.

Does anyone know any more publications?

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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Yes - I think Flickers is still going and of course 9.5 magazine which I subscribe to.

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