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#1 Terry Mester

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

Did anyone in America or Canada happen to catch Cecil B. DeMille's 'The Ten Commandments' tonight on ABC broadcast in the new HDTV Digital Signal?  (If you're in California / PT, there's still time to catch the last hour.)  Woe was that colour fantastic!  I think it was shot on Kodachrome.  I know that it was shot on 35mm Horizontal (VistaVision) which was the larger 36 x 24 mm Frame.  What a cultural atrocity that the Studios stopped using Technicolor. :(
 


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

It would have been Eastmancolor, and Technicolor Dye Transfer prints.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

Yes, Eastmancolor negative in 8-perf 35mm VistaVision; the prints were probably Technicolor dye transfer but the digital restoration and HD master would mainly come from scans off of the negative and/or b&w separations. The vivid look is mainly a combination of the larger film format and the lighting & production design.
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