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Claus Harding
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OK, time for some "Pictorial Reflections" on CineSea again.
The usual applies: I post, someone throws in a quick post, and then I can continue the thread, so everything stays in one "column" so to speak.

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Gary Crawford and I drove up together as always, and after our regular lunch at the Maurice River Diner and a few squalls of rain, we got to Wildwood with the sun saying hello. As the title pic indicates, we had gotten a new, if temporary, "Wildwood River" in the midst of the dunes; the turbulent summer weather had done its part to reshape the familiar beach.

It used to be a few of us were 'early birds', but more folks now arrive on Thursday when possible. Things were well underway when Gary and I got there. These two distinguished gents, Mssrs. Cleveland and Boland, were lounging by the garage entrance when we arrived:

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Inside, the hanging of black drape got underway. Gary was excited to help, perhaps too much so...

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Shorty Caruso pitched in as well:

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It is remarkable to stand and look at a movie screen in regular light. It's just a reflective piece of material, there is "nothing" there...yet when the lights are down and the images appear (with sound), the screen vanishes and the viewer is transported away...it's easy to take for granted, but remember the impact of the first public screenings :-)

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David Lucidi arrived early, and we owe him a big "Thank You", not only for his usual abundant supply of home-made popcorn...

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...but also for the beautifully printed posters he supplied this time. Scanned from 200-ft film box lids and small prints, the posters looked amazing:

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That is the limit for the forum this time; I'll have more...

C.

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Dominique De Bast
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Great ! More, please [Big Grin]

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Yes, more please. Even though I am so totally DYING to go to one of these things, I LUV seeing the pics! [Smile]

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Claus Harding
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On we go:

The Three Musketeers:

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We had to hang David's posters, of course:

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Setup got underway. Doug and Evan Samaras rolled in "stuff":

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Joe Caruso worked on his 8-mm history table, complete with memorial photos of our old friend John Black:

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Gary had his three-machine setup: Elmo 1200, Kodak Pageant and Eumig 810:

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Speaking of hanging posters: our banner (We're still missing our Dearly Deflated...the AiryFlex balloon):

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More next time...
C.

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Dominique De Bast
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I love your pictures.

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Steven J Kirk
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Great pictures!

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Graham Ritchie
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Brilliant Claus [Cool]

Those posters look amazing....

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Joe Caruso
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Yours truly had the thought of hanging reels to weigh the sign down, as it were...now on to the show, courtesy of our brilliant lens-man, Claus - Shorty

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Claus Harding
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The Tuckeys arrived! Tammy says "Hi"...

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...and daddy Todd (right) hung out with Ed Gower:

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Our long-travelling friend Jason came from Japan to be with us again:

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Meanwhile, the Franchettis arrived...

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...and got their customary tables filled with films:

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Joe Caruso's table was now complete. It's always a wonderful mix of literature, the 200-ft. world of 8 MM collecting and of sub-genres such as travelogues and short documentaries:

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Newcomer to the event, Brian Stearns, and Shorty hope you'll stay tuned for more...

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Coming up (shameless plugs): more coverage, with images from the Friday screening. Plus...35 MM again at CineSea (cue music...)
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Douglas Meltzer
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Claus,

Terrific as always!

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Claus Harding
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On to some of the gear. Joe Griesbach usually has some fine vintage equipment with him, and this time was no exception. This beautiful 16mm RCA Model 400 machine got a lot of looks:

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Joe Vannicola brought his trusty B & H 16mm:

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All hail Doug's Elmo 1200 GS Xenon! It is a heck of a beast, a wonderful reminder of just how good Super-8 got towards the end of the "golden period". Here it is set up for CinemaScope:

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Gary Sloan had a hellish trip, getting in late with his 16-mm Xenons (and the print of 'Psycho') for the Friday night screening, so he deserved some wine...

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...but with a good hustle on everyone's part, the show ran just fine. It was great to see Hitch's classic on a big screen again:

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...more to come.

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Douglas Meltzer
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We decided to have an impromptu scope screening of True Lies on Friday afternoon. This was the the first time I used the 1.0 lens on the Xenon (normally it's the 1.1) and that bit of extra light came in handy on a bright afternoon.

As Claus said, Gary did an extraordinary job setting up quickly and starting the Friday night feature. I've seen Psycho many times, but there's always something new to notice....

Doug

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Claus Harding
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I have pictures from "TL" as well; glad you mentioned the 1.0 lens since that's coming in the next post. For anyone who still wonders if they really "need" Xenon light output levels, all I can say is: YES [Smile] . There is rarely such a thing as too much light, and especially with the pure white color temperature of Xenon, you get a beautiful reproduction of both color and and B/W images.
C.

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How can it be in a movie about a serial killer the creepiest character is still that traffic cop?

It was a great night: it's not often you get the chance to see such a classic presented as it was meant to be seen.

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There were also a few people, including Jenna who had never seen Psycho before. Seeing it on film was definitely a plus for a first time viewing. Even in my case, having seen it multiple times, film adds a whole new level to it.

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Just getting a picture taken with the great Shorty Caruso is an honor.

Gary Sloan looks sad in the picture He deserved that drink after the tragedy of the broken projector. funny picture by the way with David in background laughing

Last time I had watched Psycho was on Laserdisc never seen it on film. Great experience.

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I was just thinking of an interview in England of a collector who ran an outdoor screening of Psycho. He projected the 16mm film onto a paper screen, and just at the right moment in the film, his daughter ran through the screen from behind it and towards the audience, followed by his son weilding a large knife.

I understand the effect on the audience was really something [Smile]

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On Friday, prior to our "Psycho" screening, we had two special set-ups put in place. First, Doug Meltzer had improved on his usual top-end 1200-GS Xenon/Rectimascope wide-screen rig by putting the Elmo 1.0 lens in for even more brightness. The results were wonderful. "True Lies" looked great:
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You may recall we had a 3-D 35MM screening at the last CineSea. Well, thanks to our friend Geoffrey, who acquired a superb portable (well, TRANSportable) 35MM machine, we were treated to some spectacular reels of film:

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Would John Black ever have imagined seeing one of these in our garage space?

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The picture quality spoke for itself, even in less-than-totally dark run conditions. On Saturday night, in total darkness...you'll see [Wink]

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One of the brilliant things about this 35MM PortaCine is the convenient front-of-projector breakout connection to two XLRs for easy, high-quality stereo optical sound from a mixer/speaker setup:

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A new friend joined us: Professor Peter Flynn, who teaches film in Boston, came down to meet us and to shoot footage for a documentary on film collecting he is working on:

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More in a little while...
C.

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Thanks for those new added pictures !

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Claus Harding
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Come Saturday, things were in full swing with the usual mix of soundtracks, voices and laughter (and, if you stepped out the garage door, the ocean and the wind.)

Good sound is crucial. Using an EQ and/or sonic processor to help the tracks out (particularly in 16MM) adds much to the enjoyment, regardless of screen size:

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Poster reproductions, anyone?:

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Doug had one you don't see every day: this "Little Caesar" print in S-8MM:

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Good to see our friend Taras coming by (owner of the historic Sea Theatre down the road). Anyone who was at Dino's 9.5MM screening at that little place some years back won't forget it.

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They say (they say....) that our hobby is almost totally male-oriented, and maybe there is something to it. The Klares have been a wonderful exception to that idea. Here's more proof that women do come along voluntarily to CineSea [Big Grin]

Gary Sloan brought his lady friend Margot...

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...and Greg May brought his fiancee Jenna:

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Ladies, if you didn't find us too scary, please join us again next time!

Coming up: the Saturday Night Dinner, and screening pics.
C.

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Great, Claus !

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I know John Black would have been thrilled to see 35 running - I know I was - Claus, excellent work as always, always something new to see - Look forward to more - Danke, Shorty

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Dinner Time! Our Saturday dinner is the highlight of the several meals we get to share during CineSea. Whereas Friday is "Carry-out and Watch" night, Saturday is a real sit-down affair, the big meal before the Saturday film night.
The Boathouse Restaurant is an old favorite by now, and the food and company was great as always. This post consists of the dinner pics, also showing the special "Psycho Cake" Todd Tuckey had brought as dessert:

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Bit more to come...
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[Smile]

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Heading back to our "cave", we got set up for a night of film. Who says you can't have dessert 'after dessert'? Home-made cupcakes and other snacks fuelled the fun:

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Our screening, per custom, was a mix of everything people felt like bringing. A documentary on 9.5MM equipment reminded one that super-8 felt relatively mainstream by comparison to the esoteric and crazily innovative Pathe format:

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A cartoon with great color is always welcome...

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...and a travelogue on S-8 about the (then new) Epcot Center showed how prophetic many of the inventions were:

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A fine print of "The Big T.N.T. Show" brought back a lot of great names:

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We were treated to a mid-show performance by Tammy Tuckey and Shorty, Tammy performing a song from her new album, and Shorty doing a series of impersonations set to music.

Then it was back to film:
Geoffrey's 35MM rig now got to shine:

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The show went until about 1:30 AM (I had headed up a little while earlier) and it was a smash, given both the content and and the addition of 35MM as the new "big format" on our block.

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One more to go to wrap things up.
C.

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