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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in Stereophonic Sound?

    ...they just stuck the current movie ad in the middle. Similarly, the "Giant Screen Stereophonic Sound" line on the outside marquee probably stayed there all the time, no matter what the movie was. I know nothing whatsoever about this film's original showings (I've seen it on tv) but on the...
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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    You dont actually see anyone singing, Because I'm a thoroughly nasty cynical person I'll refer you to the SWEENEY TODD film of some years ago: That too had trailers that concealed the fact that it was a musical, in order to attract people who wouldn't want to see a musical but would see a...
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    Parts of WB´s The Golddiggers (1923) found in the UK - YouTube upload

    HOPE HAMPTON - was known as Hopeless Hampton. In all Kevin Brownlow's research her reaction was unique. She protested that she couldn't help him with memories of the Silent Era because she was far too young to have been there.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ High Plains Drifter – in Blu-ray

    Why the determination that the mono is more desirable than a 5.1 version? The majority of films were mono only because the makers were cutting corners and in earlier times (until Dolby Stereo was installed in the majority of cinemas) only first run cinemas could run stereo. Would you also...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Greatest Show on Earth – in Blu-ray

    Something to add to my previous post: AGC - Automatic Gain Control - a device that should have no place in professional audio. It used to be found on some domestic cassette machines to help people unable to set a recording level. It 'searches' or 'pumps' during silences and raises the level...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Greatest Show on Earth – in Blu-ray

    The problem in general is not the existence of tools but their misuse. The trick with all processing, whether traditional compressors and noise gates or digital restoration aids, is to apply them until an adverse effect is heard and then reduce the amount of processing until the best ratio of...
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    What is the greatest movie quote of all time?

    I'm sorry if this has already been cited as I've not read the entire thread. My favourite is from MAGNUM FORCE: A man's GOT to know his limitations.
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    A few words about... Ryan's Daughter

    Here's an idea to set teeth grinding and insults flying: I submit that there's can be a difference between a good film and successful cinema. I first saw RYAN'S DAUGHTER in 70mm at the now lost to digital IMAX Empire Leicester Square in London and found the images sensational, the experience...
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    RYAN’S DAUGHTER: Discussions for a BD Release (2015 - 2021)

    I've read this new book, and Kevin B's biography, as well as talking to him about it, and, in addition, long ago I met Charles Parker (makeup) and Ramon Gow (hair) and ----- It's twue, It's twue....... (With acknowledgements to Lilly von Shtoop)
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Best Years of Our Lives -- in Blu-ray

    FOR TERESA WRIGHT COMPLETISTS: She has a very good scene in SOMEWHERE IN TIME, which, if you don't know it, is a wonderful film. It's a marvellously moving story, has terrific performances, and looks stunning on my big screen.
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    Blu-ray Review Sweet Charity Blu-ray Review

    I wonder if anyone else has my problem with this disc: It plays perfectly on my Panasonic Blu-ray machine but on my Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD (ten years old and related to Oppo) it does something I've never seen before. Whatever I choose from the menu it plays the sound but doesn't switch the...
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    Criterion Press Release: The Lady Eve (Blu-ray)

    The sound department weren't over exerting themselves as there's a scene where the background FX of kids playing goes round on its loop a few times. But I enjoy the film for its performances and will upgrade from the DVD.
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    Pre-Order Cats: The Musical (1998) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Just an unreliable opinion as I don't work in tv anymore and don't see the freelance cameramen I used to know. Cameramen tend to work on film or video and those I knew who worked on this were video people. Sorry for another remark to confuse the situation. It was a multiple camera production...
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    Waterloo (1970) now available on Blu-Ray! See Post #59

    Sam: Sorry not to reply sooner to your question about cuts to WATERLOO. All I knew of the film was from one showing at the now vanished Victoria Metropole and I can't imagine Kevin (boom operator) having a detailed knowledge of it either as he wouldn't have expected to see everything shot for...
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    Waterloo (1970) now available on Blu-Ray! See Post #59

    I knew a film sound boom operator who worked on WATERLOO. I had reservations about some of his stories so don't know how true this one is: He claimed that Rod Steiger announced he would not be available for any post-sync so all location dialogue had to be usable. Kevin maintained that because...