Re: [Frameworks] 21st Century Limited

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 12 2010 - 09:44:30 PDT

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Sam Wells <email suppressed> wrote:

> Has the 16mm projection at the Walter Reade always been as bad as last
> night, I mean
> have my standards gotten too high for a screen that large ? -

I haven't seen the projection there for a few years (Views), but it looked
decent to me at the time.

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?

BTW, does anyone know what is happening with the two new theaters in the
works at Lincoln Center? Will either of these smaller theaters have 16mm
projection installed??


> I don't think so, but that would mean either they ran those shows on
> something other than'the (Elmo 2200 ?) used previously, or the lens needs
> work, was replaced - or
> something. True I was 3rd row, but I've sat pretty close to the screen.
> I've seen other Brakhage 16mm films which looked fine but The God Of Day
> was unwatchable, I left - there is NO point to puting your energy in teasing
> out focus watching
> a film nuanced (on so many levels) as this. I hope Marilyn et al get this
> out on Blu-Ray next round.
> At Sea, forget it. The projectionist could not maintain focus across the
> screen (Hutton is tricky, different print stocks spliced [I once projected
> Study of A River; realized the head titles were emulsion in but spliced to
> the film itself emulsion out - ouch - altho I caught it right away]) So I
> watched 50 minutes of Peter Hutton's film (which stretches where you can go
> with 16mm in the first place) buzzing around various amounts of misfocus.
> Obsevando el cielo looked pretty sharp, Pitcher didn't compared to other
> Beavers' films;
> Great Art of Knowing I don't know what to compare to (was very late and
> missed half of it and all of Sarbande.
> -Sam
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