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Douglas Meltzer
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Janice,

The upright Moviolas (and later flatbed versions) were used to edit films. Picture (either 35mm or 16mm) would run on the right side and mag stock (with the transferred production audio) would run on the left. The editor would find the picture frame where the two hinged sticks of the clapboard came together, then match it up with the corresponding audio. Both tracks would then be interlocked and could be played in sync.

The one used in The China Syndrome would be a 16mm optical sound model, since that was the format for TV news back in the day.

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Janice Glesser
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Doug, thank you for the info...that's why I like hanging around this forum. I learn so much. [Smile]

Here is a Burt Reynolds classic The Longest Yard (1974). The inmates are watching film in preparation for the up-coming prison inmates vs. the guards football game.

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Jim Schrader
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here is another projector i spotted while watching cooltv's A-Z countdown between christmas and new years it is sade's smooth operator i believe it is a gs1200
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Janice Glesser
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Being that one of my past hobbies was flying and one of my current hobbies is film, I found the depiction of Howard Hughes' career in The Aviator (2004) very intriguing. It seemed like over a third of the movie was filmed in the screening room.

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Grant Fitzgerald
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Having finished watching Lost a couple of months ago, before I started collecting Super 8, I thought back and remembered that the characters on Lost used a film projector to watch an instructional video. Here are some photos taken off Netflix.

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Janice Glesser
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Grant...I had some similar clips captured of this LOST episode from season two. I thought I had already posted them...but guess not. These might be a little clearer.

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Janice Glesser
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Let's not forget Fight Club (1999) starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt.

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You mean Edward Norton!

Janice: You may have posted it. It seems that your colors are allot brighter but not color corrected accurately. Because they are in a dark room at this point, the hatch is dark, plus they are watching a projected film.

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Smile is a 1975 film directed by Michael Ritchie, about a beauty pageant in Santa Rosa, California. The film is a satirical comedy-drama focusing on small-town America and its peculiarities, preoccupations, and hypocrisies.

Here are some screen-shots of the contestants watching a promotional film about themselves going through rehearsals. The print was pink with little color remaining, still, very entertaining...

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Janice Glesser
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It's always fun to watch films shot locally. Nice one Gerald.

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Janice Glesser
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I'm heading out to Boston to visit with my grandkids for a couple of weeks. So this will be the last "projector" clip I'll post for awhile.

This is from Yanks (1979) starring a very young Richard Gere. In looking at the lower picture...Is that a guy playing an organ?

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I've never seen Fight Club, Janice, but I've been told that the projection booth shown in your photos is the authentic booth at the 1931 Los Angeles Theater (see Wikipedia or the Los Angeles Conservancy's writeup).

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Janice Glesser
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That's really interesting Bill. I didn't know that. As violent as a lot of the scenes were in Fight Club , this one was one of the more humorous. From the footage (I didn't post here), it looked like Brad Pitt was editing a porn flick [Smile] .., and Edward Norton's voice-over explains that you can tell when a reel is changed by the circle in the upper right corner of the screen... called a cigarette burn.

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Janice Glesser
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Well...I'm back from my excellent adventure to Boston. I solo took care of my three grandsons ages 6,4 and 1 for three days while their mom and dad were out of town. It was a blast!

Anyway I see this thread has been quiet in my absence....so I'm back looking in my movie archives. Here is a projector room scene from Mel Brooks Silent Movie (1976). Marty Feldman gets wrapped up in the film and becomes a human movie reel as he spins around feeding the film into the large 35mm projector.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Done as only Marty Feldman can do.

Great to have you back Janice. Your input is always most enjoyable. BTW I send you a PM.

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Thanks Pat...it's good to be back.

This next movie is Get Carter (1971) starring Michael Caine and Britt Ekland. My only comment for this scene is....Doesn't everybody have a film projector conveniently positioned right next to their bed? :-)

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The projectionist here gets attacked by a lobster-like monster in The Tingler (1958) starring Vincent Price.

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Cat & the canary 1979 on BBC1 this Sat.Sunday.
Old tv trailer: http://youtu.be/NSvfNZtR8ds

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I loved that trailer Lee.

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Good finds, Janice this is my favorite thread!

I really love Tol'able David, I have a super 8 print...

I also have a projector next to my bed (in a way)...I was going to take a screen shot of me watching 'Sleuth' with Michael Cain next to the projector. Then, got way to embarrassed to post a picture like that here.

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Hey Gerald...I think a picture of a projector next to your bed would be a hoot! If you ever get up the nerve...it would be a steller post [Cool]

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How about the THREE'S COMPANY episode "Home Movies" from season two....

Chrissy dating a film buff, gets a super 8 camera from her parents, shoots footage aound the apartment, shows it on a black ELMO ST, Larry thinks he bought a 'blue' movie and everyone's ready to watch it and it turns out to be a Woody Woodpecker cartoon!

Bill [Smile]

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Bill...that episode was hysterical.

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In Rebecca Lawrence Olivier is showing home movies to his wife Joan Fontaine. The projector is prominently featured as Olivier threads it up. Very nice looking machine - looks like an old 16mm Bell and Howell Filmo silent.

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Bill, Janice -- LOL [Big Grin]

Three's Company was one of the best shows!

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