Comment 2TYM Re: IMAX


Interstellar and the end of the film era


IMAX (Score: 1)

by on 2014-11-08 02:30 (#2TYJ)

From the linked YouTube video:
The print of Interstellar is 49 reels, weighs about 600 pounds, on a 72 inch platter.
No wonder they like the digital setups - soooo much easier for everyone involved - just not as jaw-droppingly cool.

Re: IMAX (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-08 11:30 (#2TYK)

My ex-flatmates worked at a movie theatre. During the 1990s, one special needs guy broke into their projector room and set off the fire extinguishers, which destroyed all the exposed film (I seem to recall being told that it dissolved the film), hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage I was told, plus badly damaged their projectors. (The projectors were el cheapo, also destroying film reels frequently.)

Something only slightly relevant that I thought I'd share...

Re: IMAX (Score: 1)

by on 2014-11-08 18:40 (#2TYM)

I suspect they had insurance, but considering the MAFIAA, they probably sued to poor fool to death.

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