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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
Registered: Feb 2006

 - posted March 22, 2019 05:58 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well this was a nice surprise, I picked up the Blu-ray in a second hand shop for $10 a while ago. The thing was I had never heard of this movie, but seeing it was in 3D as well as 2D I would watch it sometime in the future.

The movie is a French/Canadian production, with most of the filming taking place in Canada. One scene I thought was very clever, was when young T.S.Spivet played by Kyle Catlett is begining the start on his train journey. The only way to stop the train, is by climbing up to the light with a red marker pen and colour the white to red, to make the train stop.

After watching this movie I could not help to try to figure out what audience its really aimed at. This thinking of mine goes back to the time I worked at the cinema. As well as the projection, plus doing the weekly schedule. I was involved in picking out the films to screen, so it was always a challenge to tie the film with a particular audience, everything has to match up.. the film.. the time of screening... the type of audience, that kind of thing.

"T.S.Spivet" is a hard one to match, its not really a kids film due to some, if only a couple of lines of bad language. The rating here is "M" suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

Anyway I don't think it had much of a release in the US, I did read only in a few cinemas and only in 2D.

Thankfully "Madman" in Australia have released it in both formats, and I must say the 3D is really something. Overall its a good movie and with a over the top strong colors on the train journey across the land it looks fantastic. [Cool]

"T.S. Spivet" was made in 3D and the screen results highlights this right through the movie, its a real treat.

I thought the cast and everyone did a great job. One of the things that got me I thought was really neat, was the start of the end credits, where we move into a view-master. The card is dropped in and as it clicks around you see the credits in 3D....all clever stuff.

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted March 23, 2019 12:06 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oh....I forgot to mention the music is good...


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Lindsay Morris
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From: Darlington, WA, Australia
Registered: Jul 2013

 - posted March 23, 2019 03:24 AM      Profile for Lindsay Morris   Email Lindsay Morris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Agree entirely Graham...great little movie.
I ran that film in both 2D & 3D versions at my outdoor cinema during the first season of digital projection.
The digital projector I purchased S/H came with the Dolby 3D gear and 150 pairs of Dolby glasses.
So on a flat white screen I had VG 3D, pin sharp edge to edge and with no silver screen equal brightness edge to edge.

Great story and like you say music and the one night we did the 3D version there were "wows" all around the audience as the 3D was particularly good and NOT forced but natural. Images appeared to float OFF the screen.
Not a high profile film which did OK but wowed the socks off patrons who bothered to watch it. Was quite a surprise all round and I was glad that I had bothered to book it.
Great thing about digital cinema is that the hard drive carries all versions 2D or 3D (if applicable) and Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 audio. Some titles released also carry the Open Captions version and thus an exhibitor can choose to screen what his audience wants.


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