Surely someone is screening a film somewhere, come on lads, we want to know, don't keep it to yourselves, this is a
film forum after all.
One thing I could say about that ... Not in the 8mm forum. They are so insistent that digital is okay and film and movie lover is the same. To me, it's not. The way a movie get projected is important to me. And film is the only way to do it with the magic still present.
Getting really silly in there and I see more and more peple I thought was loving the films and the media turn to defend digital. I never said don't do digital to anyone, I do sometimes too, but I am not getting the magic feeling. A few still has an edge towards film, wish they'd join us here.
Vidar, I know just what you mean, I have paid in my time silly prices for an off colour print, just so I can show it on a screen,
the projector ticking away in the background, an odd line or splice, just adds to it.I think I mentioned on one of the other forums,
that one of the films I saw as a school lad, was "The Curse of the Faceless Man" in the "Queen's Cinema" in Whitehaven, demolished to
make way for a bloody Safeway supermarket, anyway I digress, it was full of splices, jumps in dialogue, action, and I LOVED it. I was telling Robert that when as a youngster, we planned, my mates and I, to steal the 35mm print of "One Million Years B.C.",from the same cinema, so in love with this film were we, alas I think I'm the last man standing from our trio.
Back to Digi, it is as common as soil, our interest in film now borders on antique, who cares, I have said it before and I'll say it again,
Enjoy your films while you can, tomorrow may not come, enjoy the now, that special feeling of seeing that title, even if off colour,
or splicey, is the proper way to see your film, the "Curse of the Faceless Man" has a lot to answer for, as far as I'm concerned.
I've shown this before elsewhere, but some may not have seen it. I had the DVD about 8 years, then a 16mm copy comes up, and I want it. I must be a real film lover; I didn't need it, but wanted it. now I feel I really own a copy of the film. Don't you just love handling those large reels, and rewinding afterwards. MAGIC.
Exactly the point Robert, one feels though the print is truly "nailed" when that copy is on film.
I loved George Sanders in this, christened by my Dad as "The King of the Slinks", a more worthy crown he couldn't wish for, no doubt.
A very good film that I enjoyed at bedtime thanks to Roberts kindness, my sword arm was twitching all night.
It is a shame, a true star of the screen, I hated him in " Monte Cristo", but that was his stock I trade, He was also a swine in" Samson and
Delilah", he gave it class, although I did like Delilah, played by the gorgeous Hedy Lamarr, who was also a very clever lady in radar science, a truly remarkable lady. Anyway....... Come on you lads, what the hell have you been watching on film over the weekend?
I watched Universal 8's "Jesus Christ Superstar" (digest) and my "Sky King" episode (600' reel) the other day. My "Jesus Christ Superstar" copy is so beat up (and horribly faded / washed out color) that I think it was actually filmed during Christ's time...lol. Despite that my copy ran trouble free and the songs are good.
I have that Jesus Christ Superstar too. Think mine was decent condition, but didn't like the film too much. Will maybe rewatch it tomorrow. Paid only 2.50 GBP for it though
My copy is an ex-library one (Toronto if I recall correctly) and it has indeed seen a lot of viewings. My copy of "The Great Waldo Pepper" from the same era still maintains good color.I guess it depends on how the film was stored among other factors. Maybe one day I'll find a copy of "Jesus Christ Superstar" with less color fading. I'm just thankful that Castle / Universal Films didn't go down the horrid narration route like Columbia (shudders!) and Ken Films did.
watched in my cinema last night with my eldest son, 'the suspect' 1944 universal 16mm print staring charles laughton. good print a little bit grainy, complete from beginning to end. laughton is fascinating on screen, his facial expressions are a delight.
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Sounds nice. Do you have the possibility for screenshots? If so, we love to see :-)
Is your son interested or just watching with you to make you happy? ;-) My son said he liked it at first, but was probably more to not make me sad :-( He used it for a few weeks, then nothing. Oh, well, World of Warcraft won this one, but I am still loving my film shows
Dougs film "Jesus Christ Superstar" was a rhythm I took up laying bricks would you believe, although "Wanderin' Star" wasn't as popular,
and me a heavy metal, prog rock man, what the hell was I on? Clyde, I don't smoke but keep the beer comin'.
On talk of music, I am a metal man myself and would have loved some films with for example Thin Lizzy. Are there much music films around?
I assume (know) In Flames, Dragonforce and Megadeth is out of the question :-)