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#1 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:24 AM

For those of you who have this month's issue of American Cinematographer, take a look at the article that discusses the 1930 widescreen film, The Big Trail.  It talks all about the 70mm Fox Grandeur cameras that were used on that film including the peripheral issues that came out of them - one of which was the formation of 20th Century Fox. 

 

A great example of the rich history of film.


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#2 Miguel Angel

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:48 AM

Got the email now and looking forward to reading it!

Thanks!
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#3 Rakesh Malik

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:53 PM

Wow. I want to see The Big Trail now.

 

Why isn't that part of film history curricula? I wonder if it got dropped from mine due to the film history class being squashed from 40 weeks down to 10. :-/


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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:57 PM

You can also read the original AC article on "The Big Trail" here:

http://www.widescree...eur-sep1930.htm


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:15 PM

Wishful thinking, by Mr. Edeson:

 

From my experience with 70 millimeter cinematography on "The Big Trail," I can confidently say that the wider film is not only the coming medium for such great pictures, but that it will undoubtedly become the favored one for all types of picture.

 


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