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PRE-MARATHON SF/43, 2018 Film Discussion (Read 43126 times)
Jan 25th, 2018 at 2:05am

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Announcements are about to begin. Post your comments and reactions here.


1st Announcement: THE POST Director's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND! Newly remastered in 4K! Not shown at the Marathon proper since SF/10!
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Reply #1 - Jan 25th, 2018 at 12:37pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 25th, 2018 at 2:05am:
1st Announcement: THE POST Director's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND! Newly remastered in 4K! Not shown at the Marathon proper since SF/10!


And youre saying that a 4K DCP -- which we can only run in 2K -- is "proper"?

What have you been smoking?
 

I have seen the future, and it is sucky digital....
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Reply #2 - Jan 25th, 2018 at 12:50pm

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No, the 'proper' quote references that the CE3K Special Edition was shown as part of a lightly attended 'Night Flight' in the upstairs screening room at the Coolidge, but was not part of the Main Marathon that year. It has not been at the main marathon since SF/10 at the Welles.

Story about the restoration: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/close-encounters-third-kind-2017...
 
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Reply #3 - Jan 25th, 2018 at 2:07pm

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I haven't seen this film since it came out when I was 7, apart from the bits and pieces that have been quoted, remixed, and outright stolen, the fate of so many greats.  Looking forward to it!
 

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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 25th, 2018 at 12:50pm:
No, the 'proper' quote references that the CE3K Special Edition was shown as part of a lightly attended 'Night Flight' in the upstairs screening room at the Coolidge, but was not part of the Main Marathon that year. It has not been at the main marathon since SF/10 at the Welles.


And my point is that it still wont be, because this DCP version is going to look as awful as every single other DCP film-to-video conversion we have ever run. Not ONE of them has looked anywhere close to its analogue counterpart, and this wont be the exception.
I ran this in 70mm when it came out, & I ran every version since. And this will look nothing like those, & thats not to even mention that the movie has dated horribly.


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Okay, Ive read this, & calling this a "restoration" is the usual abuse of language. A "restoration" is a return to something that existed before. This is a new version, & not something that existed before. And, typically, the studio treated the original elements with such ridiculous carelessness, they now have to go in & try to clean up the mess they themselves made.


anu3bis wrote on Jan 25th, 2018 at 2:07pm:
I haven't seen this film since it came out when I was 7, apart from the bits and pieces that have been quoted, remixed, and outright stolen, the fate of so many greats. Looking forward to it!


Obviously, as far as I'm concerned, you still wont be seeing it!
     But hey, whatever floats your boat!
 

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Reply #5 - Jan 25th, 2018 at 10:46pm

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Having seen the restoration this past August, I thought the digital presentation looked pretty damn good. The colors were vibrant and it still had the proper grain of the original. The only drawback was a few soft-looking shots and based on the print I saw at the Brattle a few years back, those were an element of the original photography.

It's still one of Spielberg's greatest works and an excellent start to the line-up. We could use something beautiful and optimistic right about now.
 
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7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD with SFX by the great Ray Harryhausen has just been announced! It will be a Marathon debut.
 
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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 26th, 2018 at 11:07am:
7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD with SFX by the great Ray Harryhausen has just been announced! It will be a Marathon debut.






Sounds fun, am looking forward to it. Do you know if this is a print or is it digital?
 
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Lile wrote on Jan 26th, 2018 at 10:44pm:
Do you know if this is a print or is it digital?


It's digital. Naturally. Why would it be anything else but digital?
Enjoy that big screen TV! Grin
 

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Reply #9 - Jan 27th, 2018 at 11:28am

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Just announced- The Original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! 40th Anniversary and a tribute to Director George Romero who passed away last year. The movie figures in Marathon lore when it was shown as a last minute replacement in Cinema Two at SF/3 when the folks in Cinema One had a bad reaction to Cronenberg's THEY CAME FROM WITHIN. Now, with only a single screen, everyone will get a chance - unless you duck down in t he microcinema, I suppose.
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 27th, 2018 at 6:56pm

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Not a bad choice, I do like this movie. A third third of the lineup is now in place.
 
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Reply #11 - Jan 28th, 2018 at 12:33pm

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Next up, 1931's Classic FRANKENSTEIN, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel. FRANKENSTEIN previously played the 'thon at SF/37
 
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Keeping with the Anniversary theme, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE has been announced for the 'thon upon it's big 40th Anniversary. Previously shown at SF/30.
 
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David the Projectionist wrote on Jan 25th, 2018 at 12:37pm:
L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 25th, 2018 at 2:05am:
1st Announcement: THE POST Director's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND! Newly remastered in 4K! Not shown at the Marathon proper since SF/10!


And youre saying that a 4K DCP -- which we can only run in 2K -- is "proper"?

What have you been smoking?

i'd like some oyster crackers with the alphabet soup.
 
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Reply #14 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 10:42am

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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 29th, 2018 at 10:24am:
Keeping with the Anniversary theme, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE has been announced for the 'thon upon it's big 40th Anniversary. Previously shown at SF/30.

if we're gonna do super heroes let's do "death pool"
 
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