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A 70mm Odyssey

Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Projectionist Bruce Bartoo atop the 70mm print and holding a DVD of 2001

It has only been five months since I last blogged about 70mm technology so I will contain myself, but walking into our projection booth the other day I was once again taken aback by the sheer scale of a 70mm print. With a running time of 141 minutes, the print of 2001: A Space Odyssey is even more imposing than that of Vertigo and will in turn be overshadowed by the print of the three-and-a-half-hour Lawrence of Arabia which we're screening in October. If you attend our screening of 2001 on Friday night and want to see the print and projection set-up in person just ask an usher or knock on the booth door before the film begins (or at intermission) and our incomparable projectionist Bruce Bartoo will show you the goods.

If you come to this screening, be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments section below.

- David Filipi, Curator, Film/Video

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