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2001:aso 41'' Discovery from Moebius Models.
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s***@hotmail.com
2017-05-01 08:20:34 UTC
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Something SK fans have been looking for since about...1968! Licensed, and from a company known for accurate research on the vintage studio models. Pricey and some 600 parts, but huge:



$150 as a pre-order: http://tinyurl.com/mem6hpl

The Orion shuttle and Moonbus will also be reissued in late 2017 from the same company.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-05-02 22:54:05 UTC
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This is pretty awesome. Looks like a lot of detail work to finish it.

Are you going to get one?
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2017-05-03 03:34:06 UTC
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Post by kelpzoidzl
This is pretty awesome. Looks like a lot of detail work to finish it.
Are you going to get one?
I may not be able to build it immediately, since I don't currently have the area to display it, but will definitely be getting one. I'll probably end-up building the subsections; keeping them stored in the box.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-05-04 05:16:06 UTC
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I want one for sure. I wonder if it uses glue. It's easy to screw up glue. Also wonder what the best paint for it would be?

Btw have you seen all the trailers and production videos for Dr. Bills new film? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/

Looks like a record beaker to me.
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2017-05-04 06:18:01 UTC
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I want one for sure. I wonder if it uses glue. It's easy to screw up glue. Also wonder what the best paint for it would be?
Moebius models are usually glue kits and, with the original Discovery model destroyed, it's impossible to get a paint chip reference. The base coat of the Discovery is probably at least a few shades darker than what appears on the screen, as contrast increases with every film duplication. Film miniatures were usually given a paint scheme with this in mind.
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Btw have you seen all the trailers and production videos for Dr. Bills new film? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/
Looks like a record beaker to me.
Universal's plan is to re-boot/re-franchise their famous monsters. Too much of a CGI-fest, IMO.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-05-04 21:38:11 UTC
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I'm going to have to justify this purchase in my mind before I can pull the trigger. I want to see some photos of it finished. I would consider an unopened box a collectir item as well.

The imagery in the windows will have to accurate. Be nice if there could be a battery powered LED gif behind the window.

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It looks like The Mummy was shot on real film initially. The extended trailers and production videos show some incredible camera equipment. It will have to be very entertaining to be a great film, otherwise it will just be another CGI noisy jumble.
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2017-05-04 23:39:09 UTC
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The imagery in the windows will have to accurate. Be nice if there could be a battery powered LED gif behind the window.
There was a garage resin kit of the 2001:aso EVA pod, which allowed for LED lighting and overlays. This builder did a superb job:


Post by kelpzoidzl
It looks like The Mummy was shot on real film initially. The extended trailers and production videos show some incredible camera equipment.
Cruise's background in extreme stunts also led to zero-G filming:

http://www.slashfilm.com/the-mummy-airplane-sequence/

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-05-06 00:38:35 UTC
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Lately, I have really been souring on digital filmmaking. For me, It's at the point of almost being unable to watch anything done fully digital.

Because I liked the trippy 2002 "The Ring," I rented on Amazon "Rings" from a few months ago, despite the universally terrible, horrid reviews. The film does totally suck in most every way, but the worst thing about it is that it was shot with the Arri Alexa, mostly in low light. So, not only is the film lousy, the look of the film compared to the look of the original, which had a dark greenish, drab colored, look but was shot on film and there is a drastic difference.

Not everything shot digitally is a terrible movie, but the look of fully digital for me, makes me sad that soon, younger film audiences won't even know the difference. At least the basis of the Mummy is shot on film apparently.

The only film I am really looking forward to is the upcoming "Dunkirk," made by Christopher Nolan.

I watched about 20 minutes of the remake of Ben Hur. It was unwatchable. I am becoming allergic to the digital look. Digital looks plastic.

I hope more filmmakers rebel and demand to use film. I don't see a time where digital will ever look as good as film. The visual experience is primary.
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2017-05-06 02:32:47 UTC
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The film does totally suck in most every way, but the worst thing about it is that it was shot with the Arri Alexa, mostly in low light. So, not only is the film lousy, the look of the film compared to the look of the original, which had a dark greenish, drab colored, look but was shot on film and there is a drastic difference.
That greenish/desaturated look is usually done at the digital intermediate stage, or it can be accomplished with timing lights in a film-based workflow. Likewise, a digital grade can produce the super-saturated images seen in "Upstream Color," which you had mentioned back in 2013 as being shot on a DSLR.

Some movies imaged on the Alexa or RED look almost indistinguishable from film, then others use a gain or shutter setting which produces that smeary, HD video look. That's either a choice, or the director/DP can't tell; much like how some can't even tell the difference between film and television.

A director like Michael Mann doesn't care about video artifacts as long as he gets as much detail out of night photography as he can. A director like Ang Lee was obviously smitten by the possibilities of high-resolution digital imaging, even if it felt tawdry.

I did go to see "Billy Lynn" a second time in order to turn off my brain about the 120fps hype. It still felt like a live HD video broadcast shown on the biggest and sharpest HDTV screen ever.
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Not everything shot digitally is a terrible movie, but the look of fully digital for me, makes me sad that soon, younger film audiences won't even know the difference. At least the basis of the Mummy is shot on film apparently.
IMDB says it was imaged on 35mm. Of course, much of that will be processed through the CGI wringer.
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The only film I am really looking forward to is the upcoming "Dunkirk," made by Christopher Nolan.
I saw the extended "Dunkirk" IMAX preview reel before "Rogue One". The aerial footage was amazing. Thankfully, our legit-sized IMAX screen can still project film, and another screen near me can still project 70mm (as does the TIFF).
Post by kelpzoidzl
I hope more filmmakers rebel and demand to use film. I don't see a time where digital will ever look as good as film. The visual experience is primary.
We have IMAX laser here, and it still does not approximate the look and feel of IMAX film. Unfortunately, the post-"Avatar" 3D wave was the final death knell for film imaging and projection.

I definitely prefer the look of movies which are imaged on film. I don't care so much if they're finished on film, or projected digitally, but film is still superior imaging on a legacy format.

Regards,

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-05-08 05:44:44 UTC
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Heres a short journal article from 2015 pushng the idea of a return to film.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10509208.2015.1097495?scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=gqrf20

I know software converters claim to match various film stocks ---not really.

The best movie film stocks are being discontinued. I see that as a future real market. Imagine not being able to use the film stock SK used for EWS.

AGFA where are you?
kelpzoidzl
2017-05-08 05:56:10 UTC
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Come to think of it, real film manufacturing shouid be producing better motion picture film rather then discontinuing their best.

Old story: Two shoe salesmen are talking, one says, "I just got back from a primitive island where I tried to sell the natives shoes. It was terrible! NO ONE WEARS SHOES!"

The other salesman had a different attitude says, "I'm going! NO ONE WEARS SHOES! Make a fortune!"
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2017-11-13 03:18:21 UTC
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Post by kelpzoidzl
I'm going to have to justify this purchase in my mind before I can pull the trigger. I want to see some photos of it finished.
Photos of the completed and painted 41" Discovery model:

https://culttvman.com/main/discovery-images-from-moebius/

As Moebius mentions, a compromise of detail vs manageable display size. Compare it with the Discovery model from the SK TIFF exhibit; which needed to be double the size of the Moebius release for adequate detailing:

http://bit.ly/2zz2Upa

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-11-13 05:31:53 UTC
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I wonder if the cabin interior is accessible? It needs the astronauts inside and flashing control panels seen through the window. Hanging it like your pic might be best.

Are they printing out parts on a 3d printer?

Theoretically this one coud be used to make an impression for a metal version. Bronze or Silver, etc.
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2017-11-13 06:06:05 UTC
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I wonder if the cabin interior is accessible? It needs the astronauts inside and flashing control panels seen through the window.
Sometimes garage kit-makers produce detailing parts to enhance a mass-produced model's shortcomings. Interior details for the Discovery command module, its pods and such might be tackled that way.
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Are they printing out parts on a 3d printer?
It does looks a bit 3D-printed in the photos, but it's a standard injection-molded styrene kit.

Steve
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2017-06-23 08:57:54 UTC
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Moebius now offering a limited metal HAL 9000 pin:

http://www.clubmoebius.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2001SDCC17
This precision-tooled metal lapel pin features accurate detail of the HAL9000 interface as seen on the spaceship Discovery, and is highlighted by an epoxy-coated red “eye” and enamel surface coatings. This detailed, 2-inch high lapel pin features a secure butterfly clasp — attach it to your clothing, laptop case, purse or backpack! Please note this is limited to 1000 pieces. Available to SDCC attendees first, if any remaining they will be shipped 10-15 days after show closing. Item will be fully charged the week before the show for easy, prepaid pickup.
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s***@hotmail.com
2017-07-07 08:11:49 UTC
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The 2001:aso Moonbus model reissue looks quite nice (also, newly-licensed box art):

http://www.mediafire.com/view/k75ag617dduoild/

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-10 02:57:55 UTC
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It looks beautiful. I want one.
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-14 21:55:13 UTC
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Back to film vs digital topic

Article about Dunkirk release next week in USA the "Widest 70mm release in years."

https://www.fandango.com/movie-news/movie-news-dunkirk-set-for-widest-70-mm-release-in-years-752436
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2017-07-14 21:58:41 UTC
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Back to film vs digital topic
Article about Dunkirk release next week in USA the "Widest 70mm release in years."
https://www.fandango.com/movie-news/movie-news-dunkirk-set-for-widest-70-mm-release-in-years-752436
We'll be getting it here in both 70mm and IMAX film. Advance word is that "Dunkirk" is quite good.

Steve
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2017-07-21 21:22:18 UTC
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We'll be getting it here in both 70mm and IMAX film. Advance word is that "Dunkirk" is quite good.
I'll probably go the 70mm route.
I was wrong: the IMAX here is unfortunately screening "Dunkirk" in digital laser, not film. However, we have the 70mm release:

https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/dunkirk-special-engagement-70mm

Steve
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2017-07-22 05:10:58 UTC
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https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/dunkirk-special-engagement-70mm
Saw "Dunkirk" in 70mm. Incredible cinematography and you've never seen a bigger film, production-wise. Overall, it felt like a Nolan exercise in tension, time compression/expansion and bare environments, leaving both the tribulations and tributes feeling hollow. That said, well-worth seeing big screen/IMAX, and I'll probably end-up appreciating it more with repeat viewings.

Regards,

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-22 06:42:01 UTC
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Congrats for seeing it. I was trying to get away last night and tonight, Hoping tomorrow. Was just reading this article about seeing the film as Nolan intended.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/2340600594/chances-are-you-ll-never-see-dunkirk-the-way-christopher-nolan-intended
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-22 06:43:19 UTC
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I keep flip flopping which to see.
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-22 06:49:42 UTC
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I have to recheck the theaters. I have to make sure i dont see digital.
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-22 08:33:30 UTC
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Apparently my choices in LA are:

1. 70mm at the Cinerama Dome,

2. real 70mm IMAX at the horribly uncomforatable, no leg room, terrible seats Universal City

3. Digital Imax at the Chinese


Just when I thought Id breakdown and see it in Imax I find its only playing in the theater I despise.

I also am finding out I better buy my ticket in advance. I am not going to end up in a totally crowded theater sitting in the front row at 12:30 am.


The Dome it is.

I take care of my elderly non mobile mom 24/7 and 11pm + is my only choice..
s***@hotmail.com
2017-07-22 09:11:09 UTC
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1. 70mm at the Cinerama Dome,
When in doubt, go for the Dome! I'm sure you'll like, "Dunkirk".

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-24 21:33:08 UTC
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Been checking the seat sales on their website. I think this week at a late show, when my mother is going to be asleep, i should be able to escape and get in. My mom sometimes wake's and needs an asthma inhaler but if I give it before I leave I dont need to worry......



There was an older French film called "Dunkirk" I think in the seventies, with John Paul Belmondo (or....? havent looked it up lately ) It was very bleak, with a very bleak ending. I saw it twice, alone in the theater, but don't remember much but the bleak ending.
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-24 23:29:23 UTC
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I guess the french film was "Weekend at Dunkirk" 1964

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058740/

There was also a 1958 movie "Dunkirk."
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2017-07-25 04:22:03 UTC
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Been checking the seat sales on their website. I think this week at a late show, when my mother is going to be asleep, i should be able to escape and get in.
I'll try to see "Dunkirk" again in digital laser, if only for the IMAX shots at full size and in the correct aspect ratio. The IMAX corporation began here (an office was literally down the street), and now we can't even see a film projected in their own legacy format. Sad.

Regards,

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-29 19:18:09 UTC
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I tried to go last night at the midnight show and failed miserably. I got off the freeway at Highland At 11:30. Traffic was insane. Was stuck a half hour in Hollywood Bowl traffic. Very stupid i didn't get off at Cahuenga. Trying on a weekend was also stupid.

My resolve to not go to Universal Imax is weakening.
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2017-07-29 21:02:20 UTC
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Traffic was insane. Was stuck a half hour in Hollywood Bowl traffic. Very stupid i didn't get off at Cahuenga. Trying on a weekend was also stupid.
Sorry to hear, considering the travel limitations with your mum. If it's any consolation, I've also tried a few times to get a decent seat at our legacy IMAX, but it continues to be nearly sold-out. Ironically, the 70mm "Dunkirk" screenings on opening night were hardly filled at all.

Waiting a week or two is a good idea.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-31 18:38:56 UTC
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I may try tonight at the Universal IMAX. The theater has no leg room for tall people and the seats were hard as rocks. I swore I'd never go back there. (It's been years) Supposedly the theater had a major remodeling, but people online said the auditorium itself was not touched.
kelpzoidzl
2017-07-31 20:02:44 UTC
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Ugh! Latest show at Imax on weekdays is 10 pm, no way my mom will be asleep that early.

I am very curious to see the entire frame as shot by Nolan. Just have to wait till the weekend crowds dissipate.

In the meantime really enjoy watching and rewatching Twin Peaks: The Return up to episode 12 so far. Very excellent. Lynch is amazing as an actor too. For digital "film" his composition almost makes up for it.
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2017-08-01 04:47:09 UTC
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Ugh! Latest show at Imax on weekdays is 10 pm, no way my mom will be asleep that early.
I tried a few more times to see "Dunkirk" at the legacy IMAX (it's not a far walk), but all the good seats continue to be sold out. So, I saw it again for free on points, as the 70mm screenings here are almost empty.

Second screening was more rewarding, as I could be more analytical, and it's a very analytical film! Nolan's visual storytelling is so precise in this. I was mentally trying to weigh it against "Lawrence of Arabia," or even 2001:aso or FMJ, in terms of production complexity, and it still stands out. Making films above and on water (let alone with full-size prop boats sinking left and right) is certainly the hardest to accomplish.

In any case, IMAX (even faux digital) is clearly the audience draw.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-08-01 18:27:18 UTC
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It would be a cool thing, if the disc release of Dunkirk contains both the 70mm version and the full frame Imax version.

I have to mention, that for me, Interstellar is the best film since EWS and best Sci-fi since A Space Odyssey. It took numerous viewings for me to appreciate it that much. When I first saw it I didn't know I was going to like the music it was so omnipresent, but after a few viewings I was hooked, it was so integrated into the imagery and emotions.

Reading people complaining about the music for Dunkirk is a repeat of criticism of Interstellar.
kelpzoidzl
2017-08-11 01:36:15 UTC
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I finally saw Dunkirk 11:30 pm show at the Dome, tuesday night. About 6 other people watching.


First I have to say, "The Dome" has seriously gone downhill. Gone are the plush seats with mild reclining. That old epic feeling was gone. The screen is smaller----width and height. The large, seatless front section in front of the screen with the irtidescent blue carpet was relaced with cheapness and gone, making the insides look so much smaller. The color scheme looks cheesy and cheap. Seats are cheap. I havent been there in years. Did not feel like a hard ticket theater anymore.

The trailers came on and I noticed a dimness and lack of clarity to the image. Goodbye the amazing louvred screen towering over you.

I can't complain about the sound. It was still good.

The movie itself looked dim and lacked the clarity I was expecting. Screw the Dome now, The world has gone crazy, that the Dome would becone cheapo.

As you said, it's hard to digest the movie immediately. I have to see it again. The music/sound fx are incredible. One section of the Dogfights scenes is soaring and mindblowing even transcendent. The cinematography and choreography and tracking scenes are frenetic to the limit.

Character development is barely an issue. The movie is short and driven, it's pure technique and art.

It does have a very similar tone to the 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk. (Trailer only on youtube--I want to see it again to compare)

I would expect Dunkirk to at least win all the technical Oscars, music and maybe Director. We shall see.

Overall, the movie is more like a visual poem. More Kubrick then David Lean and very daring.
kelpzoidzl
2017-08-11 01:50:15 UTC
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Be interesting to see it looks in IMAX. Really hope the Bluray has both ratios.

It was certainly hard to take in on one viewing.
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2017-08-15 06:05:12 UTC
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Be interesting to see it looks in IMAX. Really hope the Bluray has both ratios. It was certainly hard to take in on one viewing.
Finally nabbed my favourite seat for "Dunkirk" at our legacy IMAX.

Most of it is filmed in—and specifically composed for—full-frame IMAX (definitely more than any previous Nolan film). It's easier to list off the 70mm photography: the Moonstone boat scenes, the soldiers hiding in the abandoned trawler, most of the scenes with Kenneth Branagh and the final scene on the train. Basically, setups with multiple actors in close-quarters where an IMAX camera could be too cumbersome.

As expected, the dogfight scenes are incredible and, like the beach scenes, specifically framed to surround the human-scaled subjects with vast, isolating expanses.

IMAX digital laser looks a bit improved, but it didn't have the contrast and tonal curve of a 70mm "Dunkirk" print from a film-based workflow. The digital print felt contrast-graded and more evened-out in comparison. That said, it still looked excellent, and I'll probably try to see it again before it leaves that venue.

If you can find "Dunkirk" showing on a legacy, legit-sized IMAX screen, you won't be disappointed.

Regards,

Steve
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2017-08-15 19:10:04 UTC
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Be interesting to see it looks in IMAX. Really hope the Bluray has both ratios. It was certainly hard to take in on one viewing.
Finally nabbed my favourite seat for "Dunkirk" at our legacy IMAX.
Most of it is filmed in—and specifically composed for—full-frame IMAX (definitely more than any previous Nolan film). It's easier to list off the 70mm photography: the Moonstone boat scenes, the soldiers hiding in the abandoned trawler, most of the scenes with Kenneth Branagh and the final scene on the train. Basically, setups with multiple actors in close-quarters where an IMAX camera could be too cumbersome.
As expected, the dogfight scenes are incredible and, like the beach scenes, specifically framed to surround the human-scaled subjects with vast, isolating expanses.
IMAX digital laser looks a bit improved, but it didn't have the contrast and tonal curve of a 70mm "Dunkirk" print from a film-based workflow. The digital print felt contrast-graded and more evened-out in comparison. That said, it still looked excellent, and I'll probably try to see it again before it leaves that venue.
If you can find "Dunkirk" showing on a legacy, legit-sized IMAX screen, you won't be disappointed.
Regards,
Steve
I am going to see the film Imax and take a chance on the Universal Imax.
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2017-08-30 16:50:45 UTC
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I am going to see the film Imax and take a chance on the Universal Imax.
Christopher Nolan will be screening "Dunkirk" on IMAX film at the renovated Cinesphere on September 10th. Unfortunately, all the good seats will go to TIFF members first, so I won't be attending.

http://www.tiff.net/tiff/dunkirk/

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/christopher-nolan-to-attend-dunkirk-screening-at-tiff/article36112440

Regards,

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-02 02:15:04 UTC
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Maybe there will be a video.
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2017-09-02 02:23:58 UTC
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Maybe there will be a video.
That was my thought, as well, since it's a free TIFF event and will be jam-packed with Nolan present.

Saw, "North of Superior," in IMAX back in the day, as well.

Steve
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2017-09-14 08:57:38 UTC
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Maybe there will be a video.
No TIFF video as yet, but a few write-ups:

Vanity Fair: http://tinyurl.com/yafpwasn

Globe & Mail: http://tinyurl.com/y93wkexy

Steve
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2017-09-16 00:55:30 UTC
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Maybe there will be a video.
Nolan Cinesphere event video up:



Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-16 20:55:01 UTC
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Cool.
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-25 23:35:47 UTC
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I rented Wonder Wonder on cable. It has a beautiful look. Pretty enjoyable and stirring action. Shot on film!

http://screenrant.com/wonder-woman-shot-film-grander-escapism/
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-25 23:50:45 UTC
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The WW1 battlefield scenes of Wonder Woman were extremely well done. Couldn't help wondering if SK would think back to POG.
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2017-09-26 04:51:07 UTC
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The WW1 battlefield scenes of Wonder Woman were extremely well done. Couldn't help wondering if SK would think back to POG.
POG clearly an inspiration, at least aesthetically.

Steve
kelpzoidzl
2017-09-27 16:55:58 UTC
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That battle scene also bears a resemblence to the amazing running scene in Last of the Mohicans. Had to be an inspiration too.
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2017-11-17 06:42:53 UTC
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IMAX digital laser looks a bit improved, but it didn't have the contrast and tonal curve of a 70mm "Dunkirk" print from a film-based workflow. The digital print felt contrast-graded and more evened-out in comparison.
Reading the recent Cinefex magazine, which covers "Dunkirk," the digital releases received a CG cleanup pass which the film prints did not.

Also of interest were aerial shots accomplished with 1/4 scale radio-controlled miniatures, and how rows of distant soldiers were simply cutouts. Less than 430 shots in "Dunkirk" required CG or digital work.

Steve
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2017-08-11 03:27:34 UTC
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Post by kelpzoidzl
The movie itself looked dim and lacked the clarity I was expecting.
Thankfully, the nearby 70mm projector/screen has been kept in good condition. The projectionist and I sometimes chat, so here's a photo of the booth and the 70mm print of, "Interstellar," on its platter from 2014.

http://tinyurl.com/ybvjdcct
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The world has gone crazy, that the Dome would becone cheapo.
A modern 70mm film print now costs over $50K U.S., so another reason why they're gone, "cheapo."
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Screw the Dome now,
Much like how I felt about IMAX when the Cinespehere was closed and relegated to IMAX R&D (though it has been renovated, and will re-open again for the TIFF):

http://indie88.com/ontario-place-cinesphere-reopening/

Currently, only the Omnimax at the Ontario Science Centre projects film (nature/science short subjects). I recently checked out a digital IMAX screening at a monstrous venue in North York, and the screen was no bigger than a standard first-run theatre (aka "LIE-MAX"). IMAX is now just a quality brand, not unlike Lucas' THX certification program in the 90s.
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I would expect Dunkirk to at least win all the technical Oscars, music and maybe Director. We shall see.
"Dunkirk" likely has the cinematography and sound Oscars in the bag.
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Overall, the movie is more like a visual poem. More Kubrick then David Lean and very daring.
A film that tells its story almost purely visually, though I understand why the Nolan-esque nonlinear time manipulations put some off. It works better on the second viewing, as you're not expecting one of the interconnected stories to ultimately "pay off." Instead, the three narratives do have their own resolutions: a win, a loss and a casualty/sacrifice.
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Be interesting to see it looks in IMAX.
I'm most interested to see the aerial scenes at in the intended format and scale. Should be dizzying.
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Really hope the Bluray has both ratios.
One of Nolan's Batman movies had a special edition Blu-ray with a bonus disc containing all the IMAX-formatted scenes, so it's possible.

Regards,

Steve

P.S. A 60fps, 4K clip of "Billy Lynn" is on Youtube, though it's a bandwidth-choker:

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2017-08-11 19:09:58 UTC
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The movie itself looked dim and lacked the clarity I was expecting.
Thankfully, the nearby 70mm projector/screen has been kept in good condition. The projectionist and I sometimes chat, so here's a photo of the booth and the 70mm print of, "Interstellar," on its platter from 2014.
http://tinyurl.com/ybvjdcct
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The world has gone crazy, that the Dome would becone cheapo.
A modern 70mm film print now costs over $50K U.S., so another reason why they're gone, "cheapo."
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Screw the Dome now,
http://indie88.com/ontario-place-cinesphere-reopening/
Currently, only the Omnimax at the Ontario Science Centre projects film (nature/science short subjects). I recently checked out a digital IMAX screening at a monstrous venue in North York, and the screen was no bigger than a standard first-run theatre (aka "LIE-MAX"). IMAX is now just a quality brand, not unlike Lucas' THX certification program in the 90s.
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I would expect Dunkirk to at least win all the technical Oscars, music and maybe Director. We shall see.
"Dunkirk" likely has the cinematography and sound Oscars in the bag.
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Overall, the movie is more like a visual poem. More Kubrick then David Lean and very daring.
A film that tells its story almost purely visually, though I understand why the Nolan-esque nonlinear time manipulations put some off. It works better on the second viewing, as you're not expecting one of the interconnected stories to ultimately "pay off." Instead, the three narratives do have their own resolutions: a win, a loss and a casualty/sacrifice.
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Be interesting to see it looks in IMAX.
I'm most interested to see the aerial scenes at in the intended format and scale. Should be dizzying.
Post by kelpzoidzl
Really hope the Bluray has both ratios.
One of Nolan's Batman movies had a special edition Blu-ray with a bonus disc containing all the IMAX-formatted scenes, so it's possible.
Regards,
Steve
P.S. A 60fps, 4K clip of "Billy Lynn" is on Youtube, though it's a bandwidth-choker: http://youtu.be/x091jfFFe9g
Ugh. Just lost a long ponderous reply this stinkin' Ipad decided to hic-up

Recontructing it is hard.

Your chats with the projectionist reminds me of my hanging out at the Stanley Warner at 11am just before the premiere of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. Got into all the Cinerama booths and got a full tour, while they were testing. Only the middle panel was showing when I walked in...the racing carriage scene and then the image was upside down. The projectionist knew a Cinerama fanatic when he saw one.

Rusty Tamblyn's girlfriend Dolly had been my babysitter when Rusty was around 17. He screwed my mom's best friend (in her twenties) Supposedly Rusty and Dolly blew pot smoke in my face. Rusty was over all the time. I have a photo of him watering our lawn, when my dad asked him too.

So Brothers Grimm was a huge deal to me years later. Today my mom gets a big kick seeing Rusty's hilarious bits in Twin Peaks: The Return. She wants to buy a "Golden Shovel"

We are in the middle of a cultural breakdown. We need a new Renaissance. The Dome fail is a sympton of a weakened "digital" society.

I subscribed to that 4k channel to look at.

I saw Alien Covenant on Amazon the other night. At first I was saying to myself, it wasn't as bas as people were saying. It was pretty terrible. The worst thing was that horrid, shiny plastic, digital look. No wonder the movie business in failing in their quest to destroy film.
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2017-08-11 19:19:47 UTC
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The AI, digital era is NOT a renaissance, it is a de-evolution.
Don Stockbauer
2017-08-13 14:11:39 UTC
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Might we see that of the entire Internet?
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2017-08-13 14:15:54 UTC
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Cs/see/say/
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2017-08-14 04:27:29 UTC
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We can say that about all the double edged swords.


I shop at Ralphs market and for the first time buy low cal diet meals of a certain brand for my mom.

Two days later, I go to the Amazon site and ads for these very same dinners pop up for the next two weeks. Not a coincidence.

I broke my glass drinking water bottle yesterday when it rolled off the bed and landed on the metal swing table leg. I went on Amazon went to previous orders and cluck to buy another. The new one arrived this AM. How can stores compete with that? This kind if thing excludes small entrepreneurs. Now Amazon is going ino the ticket business.

What price convenience? Freedom? Your soul?

I never use the Google browers, but my TV is Android and YOUTUBE is owned by Google. This newsgroup is owned by Google. These things are monopolies that have the power to control and dictate. Now YOUTUBE is heavily censoring content they don't like.

The mass media has the power and apparently the motivation to control what people think. Advertising gone crazy to the nth power.
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2017-08-14 04:34:09 UTC
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Don...your "Global Brain," is a evil scammer that is robocalling you to drink your blood.
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2017-08-14 04:48:38 UTC
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It's time to rebel against this digital insanity.
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2017-08-15 12:27:44 UTC
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Hmmmmmm. That's one of the more believable criticisms I've seen of the GB.
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2017-08-15 16:24:48 UTC
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Hmmmmmm. That's one of the more believable criticisms I've seen of the GB.
well, don't worry about it. Since you're just one neuron out of 7,000,000,000 you can know nothing about it, just ignore the chatter.
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2017-08-15 17:31:27 UTC
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Not just "you", but everybody. oh I guess we can know a few general things about it, but anyway it's a hateful subject, no use getting into it.
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2017-08-15 19:04:45 UTC
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Just realize this is not new. Past present and future is already there. Neurons are just transient flesh. Regular, lower mind is transient.

The entropy of all this has already happened. In manifestation it is just mechanical repetition that empties into Voidness.
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2017-08-15 19:18:35 UTC
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The GB is not new, organisms have developed nervous systems consisting of neurons and synapses way back. Most people never consider that a similar effect occurs using people as a neurons and telecommunication links as synapses. You're right, there's nothing much new under the sun. However, there are different configurations of things under the sun, especially scaled up configurations.
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2017-08-15 22:29:16 UTC
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The GB is not new, organisms have developed nervous systems consisting of neurons and synapses way back. Most people never consider that a similar effect occurs using people as a neurons and telecommunication links as synapses. You're right, there's nothing much new under the sun. However, there are different configurations of things under the sun, especially scaled up configurations.
There are no new "configurations" but the present moment contains the actual mechanism to take people beyond theory and regular, limited animal configurations. Animals are very sad creatures cursed with bad karma and the entire ball of suffering which repeats mechanically. It is called the prison of samsara or the wheel of birth and death.

The answer and solution is ONLY one answer and it pertains to The Original Vow, made in the deepest time and place beyond all duscrimination of thoughts. If a promise was made and not acted on, everything is a distraction until the promise is kept. It is the promise made in the heart and forms the faith of real Hnduism, Christianity and Buddhism. Reframing it in pseudoscience terms is very shallow and amounts to a distraction from fulfilling the most ancient, timeless promise already made. That kind of distraction is a symptom of a naive kind of mind that just repeats itself until it can be broken free from. It is beyond the thoughts of intellectualizing or the power of the most powerful computer. It is beyond the natural laws of all phenomena. All laws come from the single law, what is called "the Sole Great thing about Life and Death." It requires faith to enter the path, not intellect.

The opening Sutra of the Lotus Sutra called the "Sutra of infinite meaning" and the 27 Chapters of the Lotus Sutra itself is only a prelude and exortation to put faith first, where the middle chapter called the Lifespan of the Buddha, is where the Single Secret Law is bequeathed to all beings, set in the timeless state, where all Buddhas agree and where all Bodhisattvas make their vow and promise.

To those who rely on intellectualizing alone, the law is impossible to fathom. To those intellectuals, the provisional Sutras are taught, but deep within them is the seed of Buddhahood which can be nourished and caused to grow. That is the only thing that can change for an individual, everything else is repeating phenomena and vanity. Everything else is forgotten.

Here is a translation of the opening Sutra to the Lotus Sutra. The Lotus Sutra was composed by human beings who discovered they had attained Buddhahood in the time without beginning. As the word "Buddhahood," sounds primitive and old fashioned remember that it was just a name. "The sage looked around and named all things."

http://www.fodian.net/world/276.html
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2017-08-15 22:38:16 UTC
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Who could deny it?
Don Stockbauer
2017-08-16 14:58:08 UTC
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I was wondering when the Buddhism discussion was going to be brought out.
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2017-08-16 17:40:08 UTC
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I have a sad story to tell you
it may give you a terrible fit
as I walked into the bathroom
I stepped in a big pile of shaving cream
shaving cream
shave every day and you'll always look keen.
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2017-08-14 05:29:39 UTC
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The mass media has the power and apparently the motivation to control what people think. Advertising gone crazy to the nth power.
It's evolved into willful enslavement; people are offered unlimited choices in an illusion of freedom, while the 1% control the source and availability of all those choices.

Steve
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2017-09-08 00:26:04 UTC
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It looks beautiful. I want one.
Moebius' Moonbus model arrived today:

http://tinyurl.com/y9kk3rn9

http://www.clubmoebius.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=56

Regards,

Steve
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2017-11-22 21:33:07 UTC
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Something SK fans have been looking for since about...1968!
Moebius is offering 40% off their 2001:aso Discovery, Moonbus and Space clipper models from November 23-27, 2017. The discount code is "TURKEY".

http://www.clubmoebius.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=56

http://www.ClubMoebius.com

Steve

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