Comment 2TZA 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: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-11-10 22:11 (#2TZA)

I'll kind of miss projectors destroying film. I was in a couple movies where that happened. Usually we were given free tickets as compensation.

The best/scariest though was in high school history. We were watching a film on concentration camps, when the projector screwed up and the beam of light projected on a single frame for an extended period of time was so intense that it burned a whole through the film, starting a fire. Its like the horrible images of what man did to his fellow man were so evil that they burst into flames. And of course, we thought it was a special effect in the film. So we sat there for a while before it was apparent that the projector was in full blaze and the room was full of smoke.


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