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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted October 06 2007 - 12:20 PM

Here's the true story on John Wayne's classic 3-D film, including documentation on the correct widescreen aspect ratio:

http://www.3dfilmpf....info-hondo.html

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   FranklinC

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Posted October 06 2007 - 01:31 PM

Fascinating article. Thanks. Here's hoping we actually get to see a theatrical showing of this in stereoscopic 3-D.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   David_B_K

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Posted October 07 2007 - 04:06 AM

It was an interesting article, but the author was a tad too picky with that last remark. Considering how long it has been since 1953, I think it would be accurate to say "few have seen John Wayne in 3D". Certainly few living viewers have. I, for one would love to see a theatrical showing of Hondo.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted October 07 2007 - 05:26 AM

Her exact quote was "very few people have ever seen him in the 3D format." Now, if she had said "very few living people" - that would be different. The film grossed over 4 million dollars. At an average of 49 cents a ticket, that's a LOT of people who saw the film in theaters. By the way, the world premiere was in your home town. Is the Majestic Theater still there? Bob

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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted October 07 2007 - 05:54 AM

Great informative article. Thank you!

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   David_B_K

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Posted October 07 2007 - 07:30 AM

The Majestic in downtown Houston is long gone. Indeed, there are no more "old time" theaters here any more. Of our last few, the Alabama is now a bookstore, and the River Oaks is no longer a big screen theater with a balcony. It has been split into multiple screens and now only shows Sundance-type fare. The Tower theater became a Hollywood video store. It's all cineplexes now.




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