For those of us that can't get to Seattle, there are some blu-ray
releases that give an approximation of what the films were like for
the home theater experience, not unlike the approximation we get of an
original master recording on lp, cd, or hi-resolution download.
On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> About 10 to 15 years ago there was a theater in Dayton, Ohio which had a
> local collector re-do the theater for Cinerama, and they had weekly
> showings using original prints. Unfortunately most were not Technicolor
> so have faded to magenta. But it was still great to be able to have
> Leah experience it. There are about four or five theaters that can still
> show it including one in Seattle, and Moscow, Russia, and I understand
> that the one in London does not use original equipment. Now, if only
> there was some place to see original curved-negative, 30 fps Todd-AO.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] archiving slide-tape shows (was voca-film
> From: "Randy A. Riddle" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Mon, August 06, 2012 6:10 pm
> To: [log in to unmask]
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Richard L. Hess
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The point I think I was originally trying to make was that properly
>> archiving one of these shows is very difficult to retain full impact.
> Any kind of audio-visual preservation is only giving the viewer and
> listener and approximation of what the original experience of the
> media was like.
> With film, it's really impractical to set up a Cinerama system without
> a great deal of basic funding and maintenance. Even a chemical or
> digital based restoration of an old film isn't going to have the same
> look and feel of original nitrate or Technicolor elements. It's can
> be a compromise in some cases to save something and make it available
> for later researchers versus not having it in a viewable form at all.
> Doing a plan for a "proof of concept" for one of these multimedia
> slide shows would make an interesting journal article or presentation
> that might look at the relative costs, advantages and disadvantages of
> doing it through a 4K or 6K master versus a computer controlled
> version using multiple high-def projectors and some approaches with
> the major audio-track formats used to control the systems.