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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
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    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Robert Harris
    to our Insiders Area here at Home Theater Forum.

    Robert is one of the most renowned restorationists in the business.
    His knowledge of film and the way it should be properly presented
    has been a continued asset for all of us.

    If you want say hi to Robert and welcome him aboard please use
    this thread to do so. If you have any questions, please start a new
    thread topic.
     
  2. troy evans

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    Too Cool. Welcome to the forum Mr.Harris.
     
  3. Jonathan Kaye

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    Seems odd saying welcome, when your posts on HTF and articles on the Digital Bits have been (for me) a major part of the technical oversight this forum provides. Long may that continue! Congratulations on getting your own area though. [​IMG]
     
  4. Paul Arnette

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    It is nice to see Mr. Harris receive a 'place of distinction' after providing so many invaluable contributions to this forum. Welcome!
     
  5. PaulDA

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    Seconded.
     
  6. Cassy_w

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    A-men. It's fantastic that this man is here. His love for film anf film preservation is second to none, I think.

    How I would love to pick his brain.
     
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    Robert - As always, I look forward to hearing your personal insights on how you do your work. You are an inspiration to all those in the film business!
     
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    Wonderful! Never too many posts, never enough knowledge imparted.
     
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    Second that. Actually, Mr. Harris' presence was actually one of the reasons I came to this forum to begin with [​IMG].
     
  10. Douglas Monce

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    I was actually looking up information about one of Mr. Harris' restorations and that lead me to this site.

    So everyone can blame Mr. Harris for me annoying them! [​IMG]

    Doug
     
  11. Clinton McClure

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    Welcome to the Forum! As always, I look forward to some good discussions! [​IMG]
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    I'd like to add my voice to the others in welcoming RAH. His contributions over the years have made this place a learning experience for me, and I for one hope he continues to give his insight and knowledge to the members of this forum. He's truly one of the good guys in Hollywood, fighting the good fight for the sake of the art and not the money! (although I'm sure some money doesn't hurt) [​IMG]
     
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    I see that this thread's been around for a long time, but not many new postings. I just joined to say "Thank You." I recently saw the restored "Spartacus" again, one of my all-time favorite films, on TV, and it made me think of the times I ran Spartacus as a 70mm print at a theatre in Edmonton Alberta. We had an 800-seat stand-alone theatre with a full Dolby rack (pre SR days) and a Cinerama screen, Altec Lansings all around, and Cineplex left us alone. They were leaving the theatre to die, because Cineplex was not, and still is not, a theatre chain: they're in the real estate business, and they wanted the theatre to die in favor of their mall-based megaplex theatres. They'd been forced to take my theatre as part of the Canadian Odeon acquisition, but that didn't mean they had to book it. After hectoring my district manager for a couple of months, I managed to get them to book a 70mm festival. Kwai, Lawrence, Spartacus, 2001, Top Gun, Blue Thunder, Gone With The Wind and a couple of others I don't recall right now for a half-week each. Clean prints (nobody else was running 70mm, so I got the best available) and we cranked the sound to Dolby optimal levels. Out of 800 seats, i think we got about 600 one night for Gone With The Wind, and that was just word of mouth, because Garth Drabinsky wasn't about to pay for advertising for a theatre he wanted to kill. That was pretty much the last time I saw a film look that good. I have a very expensive and very good home-theatre rig now, and friends come over on a regular basis to watch films they've never heard of, and they come away impressed, which is great, but it makes me a little sad to think they'll probably never see a film like Spartacus in Cinerama, especially with your gorgeous restoration. Thank you so much for your work restoring these films. It does not go unnoticed.
     

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