Re: [Frameworks] 21st Century Limited

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 12 2010 - 10:41:22 PDT

> They should get an Eastman 25 installed, in fact I'm surprised they
> haven't. With the right lens and lamphouse (reflector) these can throw an
> image much larger than you would expect from 16mm, and if I recall the
> screen at the Walter Reade is very tall?

I don't know what they should get, I'm not a paid consultant ! They are an
institution with some kind of budget - altho like many, Edifice Complex (two
word description of Princeton University) probably pulls the cash....

I dunno Eastman 25, yes James Bond's 25A withwhatever ISCO lens he had gave
me the sharpest, best 16mm picture I've ever seen from my work..... but
maintenence, parts..

I'm not trying to a whiner or wise-ass; just that I walked out of a film
that might be my favorite "ag/exp" of all time and that is a WTF moment !
(also either the contrast (collimation issues) w/ whatever that machine are
seriously fucked, or that is much worse than the print I've seen at
Anthology, which had real blacks etc etc)

When news of Princeton U's mega arts center hit, I told P. Adams Sitney "you
should get the projection you want NOW before they build anything, or
they'll leave you petty cash to work it out" (see above re Edifice REX)
I'm talking of school out of school (but we need more of that, not this
f**************** phony polite "I don't want to offend A. because I 'll want
to screen B. at C. mentality -- as he was expressing doubts he'd get what he

I guess I had some impact as I noticed later on they had 2 Kinoton E38's in
the booth at 185 Nassau (current Vis Arts dept) - replacing the 16/35 POS
Prevosts they had before (even James Bond is not infallible)

..Alain I'm sure had James been, you know around to maintain them, or would
be with your Eastman suggestions, it would be one thing but.... as I said
to my freinds out on the street after the screening "you'll notice that
Taxicab is NOT an Alfa-Romeo" ;-)


FrameWorks mailing list
email suppressed