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by Actor
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1458

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

If the two do line up then by my calculations the most film you are going to get into a cart shaped the same as the present Kodak cart is about 17 feet, not 25, and this is accomplished only by placing the two reels in opposite corners of the cart and by reducing the hub size proportionately. I'm s...
by Actor
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?
Replies: 27
Views: 1458

Re: Would you shoot a 25 foot roll of Super 8?

Here's a thought: If you do away with the coaxial design of the super 8 cart and have two, smaller reel to reels (like a fuji cart) then you could probably fit about 25-30 feet in a Kodak size cart. Depending on the emulsion thickness, you might even fit more but I would say that 25 feet would be c...
by Actor
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Also rans
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

Re: Also rans

Two more
  • The Magnificent Seven - Sterling Hayden was first choice to play the knife thrower, a part that went to James Coburn.
  • Jaws - Sterling Hayden was first choice to play Quint, a part that went to Robert Shaw.
by Actor
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: your favorite directors
Replies: 80
Views: 48182

Re: your favorite directors

Alan Smithee! I believe this very underrated and much maligned director will in time be recognized as one of the greats of the 20th century. His breakthrough film Death of a Gunfighter received great reviews. As far as critical acclaim goes his filmography is a mix of positives and negatives, the ma...
by Actor
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Anothe "How did they do that?" thread.
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Anothe "How did they do that?" thread.

The movie is Born Loses (1967), the first Billy Jack move. Billy Jack came later in 1971. In the movie the hero shoots the villain "right between the eyes," breaking the villain's sunglasses in two right at the bridge. One piece goes left, the other right. The villain recoils backward into a blood s...
by Actor
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Best of the Best
Replies: 3
Views: 2848

Best of the Best

Out of all the movies that have won the Oscar for Best Picture what are your choices for the best five? The nominees are: 1928 Wings 1929 The Broadway Melody 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front 1931 Cimarron 1932 Grand Hotel 1933 Cavalcade 1934 It Happened One Night 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 1936 Th...
by Actor
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Glacier National Park and The Shining
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Glacier National Park and The Shining

The Shining begins with an aerial shot of Wild Goose Island in Glacier National Park followed by a series of helicopter shots that follow a yellow VW bug in a westward passage of Going to the Sun Road. I'm not sure but I think this series of shots is out of order. In particular the shot of Wild Goo...
by Actor
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Here is for Kodachrome process (K-14) other than Dwayne
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Here is for Kodachrome process (K-14) other than Dwayne

I don't see anything on their site that says they process Kodachrome. Even if they do there's a lot more to processing movie film than just having the chemistry. You need some kind of reel to hold the film. For a lab to process anything profitably some kind of continuous process mechanism is an abso...
by Actor
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: TV Documentaries
Replies: 8
Views: 727

TV Documentaries

Something I've noticed about documentaries on TV, like the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and the like. Out of an hour show 20 minutes is devoted to commercials, leaving 40 minutes of actual show. Every time we come back from the commercials we get an update of what's happened so far, meanin...
by Actor
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 54
Views: 5870

Re: Is the end near?

The only real worry there is the 64T. The others are old news, years old news. In addition to the 64T it appears that the 100D is also discontinued, if I'm reading the announcement correctly. The 100D is the standard color film for Reg8 and DS-8. Glad to hear that the B&W is "old news" but then Joh...
by Actor
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 54
Views: 5870

Re: Is the end near?

where exactly do you get that information from? http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/catalog/kodakEktachrome64tProfessionalFilmEPY.jhtml?pq-path=13319/1229/13393 http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/catalog/kodakEktachrome100PlusProfessionalFilmEPP.jhtml?...
by Actor
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 54
Views: 5870

Is the end near?

According to Kodak's web site: E64T and 100D are discontinued in 35mm cartridges. B&W reversal films are discontinued in 16mm. It's hard to believe that these will continue to be available in super8 and reg8 if they are not available in more mainstream formats. That leaves only negative emulsions fo...
by Actor
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dwayne's profiled on the Today Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Dwayne's profiled on the Today Show

"... little town of Prairie..." ??? :lol:
by Actor
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Also rans
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

Re: Also rans

Some pure speculation. In the "Beach Party" movies of the 1960s Frankie Avalon's character is named Frankie. Annette Funicello's character is Dee Dee. In the Annette biopic A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes , Eva LaRue (playing Annette) shows up on the Beach Party set and quips "Sandra Dee wasn't ...