Friday, 30 September 2016

We Had A Quiet Day,

we did not go out and did not take any pictures, 


the day just seemed to slip past, the kittens as usual did their thing eat, sleep and made chaos when awake in the living room, also they have found a new trick, all three can now climb to the top of the outside doors using the mosquito screen as a claw hold, after our evening meal we watched a few game shows, then the highlight of the evening, The Hateful Eight, the eighth movie form Quentin Tarantino, if you know anything about his movies there is always violence in them, this one is no exception, but a great story, with a few twists along the way, and the scenery/photography at the beginning has to be seen to be believed, it was in fact filmed in Ultra 70mm Panavision, even the indoor scenes seemed more 'real' the outdoor scenes were absolutely stunning, for the technical, Panavision 65 HR Camera and Panavision Panaflex System 65 Studio were used along with Panavision APO Panatar Lenses, the film was actualy 65mm: Kodak Vision3200T 5213, and Vision3 500T 5219 all filmed in an aspect ratio of 2.75:1 as an aside other notable films that have been produced in 65/70 mm are, 


Ben-Hur (1959) 
Exodus (1960) 
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 
How the West Was Won (1962) 
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) 
Cleopatra (1963) 
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) 
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) 
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) 
Khartoum (1966) 
Play Time  (1967) TRON (1982) 
Hamlet (1996) 
The Master (2012) 
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

and finally this will give you some idea of the difference in size of a normal 35mm film stock that went on to become the standard still picture format for so many years and the difference in scale to 65/70 mm film stock used in the above films,

the 65/70mm used in the above films is the same film stock used in IMAX cinemas but instead of the film going top to bottom the film runs from left to right for an even bigger image.


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