Arts Mar 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

With 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Hollywood Theatre Brings 70mm Back to Portland

FILM HISTORY Dan Halsted readies one of the Hollywood's Norelco AA11 projectors. Kylie Antolini


"It does not cater to us, but wants to inspire us, enlarge us. Nearly 30 years after it was made, it has not dated in any important detail." with the exception that its still the most overrated sci fi film in history. it has some technical achievments that were pretty cool for the day but it can't help its wooden story. but yay to films on film....
Vertigo should look phenomenal as it was shot in VistaVision (8 perf horizontal) but was restored in 70mm format in the '90s
This is great because digitally acquired images that are digitally projected feel more like a power point presentation than a theater experience. Most digital cinema projectors are only 2K resolution where a 70mm film frame would require about 16K to resolve all of the information. Digital cinema is slightly cheaper and more convenient for the studios making crap movies not worth the film. Believe it or not most of the prestigious movies coming out of Hollywood are still shot on film.

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