New Topics

#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:43 am

There has been some really great and excellent " New Topics " being posted here lately . However sadly its seems to be the same dedicated members who are doing so. Others seem content to keep posting into the Pictures Galleries.
So come on guys don't just sit in the wings watching others. Say something. I am sure you can with a bit of thought and effort. We are a FORUM after all. Thanks to ALL who have so far opened up some interesting and informative topics.


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RE: New Topics

#2 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:58 am

Yes Dave,
I too would like to see more members getting involved. Especially in the film reviews area. We all own films so there should be more activity in that area. My collection is small and only consists of digests, so I am limited on how many times that I can post film reviews. I am gonna need some help in that area guys. Post reviews of your faves, that's what I'm doing right now.

I'd personally love to read a review of the 400' digest of "Westworld" from MGM as I'd love to own that digest one day.


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RE: New Topics

#3 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:07 pm

Just thought of two more I would like to see reviews on (both 400' digests):
"Duel" (1971) from Universal 8 and "The Seven-Ups" (1973) from Ken Films.


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RE: New Topics

#4 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:15 pm

Hi Timothy
Yes it would be a shame if its only the same few members such as yourself are left to do all the hard work and effort in creating New Topics
while others sit back and merely spectate and mouse click in the Pictures Gallery only. Not fair really as we are a FORUM. I am most grateful to those who have really been pro-active so far.


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RE: New Topics

#5 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:36 pm

Timothy, if you move up to 16mm , there is the complete feature of Westworld available from Classic Home Cinema in the UK.



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RE: New Topics

#6 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:46 pm

Please don't tempt me Robert (LOL)! But you never know what the future holds. A year ago, I thought it would be out of reach for me to move into sound films.



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RE: New Topics

#7 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Timothy, there has never been a better time to get into 16mm than now; when I first began it was way beyond my means, now the prices are often less than for Super 8. Some films do turn up again, but a lot of the time I have only seen the one print, so once it's gone, it's gone.



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RE: New Topics

#8 by Mats Abelli , Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:00 pm

I started with standard 8, silent. Then Standard and Super8 sound. Followed by 16mm and now 35mm ( Plus 2 9,5 mm prints ). So beware, when you´re stuck, you´re stuck. Just the sound of a projector make me happy


 
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#9 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:18 pm

I was watching a film last night, it had a number of small scratches; speckles on screen, plus a few dark tramlines now and then. Did nothing to spoil my enjoyment at all, loved every minute of it.



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#10 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:08 pm

I think the dealers should charge us extra money if the print is scratched or dirty. As its more "authentic".
Seriously though scratching and speckles don't bother me to much unless : (a) Its a green/black tramline scratch right in the middle of the frame.
(b) Its so badly scratched it looks like the cats claws have been at the print.


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RE: New Topics

#11 by Douglas Warren , Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:21 pm

All of this chat about 16 mm is really tempting me as well. I would of course hold on to my beloved 8 mm prints,but with so much available in 16 mm,the temptation is great.



 
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RE: New Topics

#12 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:21 pm

Go for 16mm Douglas you wont regret it. Honest !


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RE: New Topics

#13 by Mats Abelli , Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:26 pm

Go for it. There´s a lot og great films, not available in Super8, to be found on 16mm. I collect all formats


 
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#14 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:34 pm

I would say go for it as well; 16mm is full of surprises, you never know what is going to turn up; and a good chance you can get that film that you always hoped someone would bring out in Super 8. I still have all my Super 8s Douglas.



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RE: New Topics

#15 by Mats Abelli , Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:39 pm

I still have my first film in the collection. My Old No. One is a 50ft, B/W, silent print of Goofy´s How to play Golf. That´s how it all begun for my over 50 years ago


 
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RE: New Topics

#16 by Douglas Warren , Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:04 am

Thank you everyone for your encouragement regarding taking a step (or possibly a leap) into 16mm. I'm working towards that now and will have more news once it's there to print



 
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