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  1. Mike Huey

    For John Barry, 007, and MOONRAKER fans

    Courtesy of Tadlow Music: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/681802762/moonraker-new-recording?ref=email I have several of their John Barry re-recordings and they are glorious. The missing music masters for Moonraker makes it doubtful it will ever see an 'expanded edition' release, so a...
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    Carrie (2013)

    SPOILERS. Here was my #1 problem with this remake: Kimberly Peirce's misunderstanding of Carrie as a character. Here's what she wrote recently, in describing Carrie as a 'superhero origin story': "You have to believe that Carrie is in the right and have to root for her to do that," said...
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    Anyone experienced this type of sound problem before?

    I talked with the theater, and apparently it was an amp problem. One of the amps was dying and they apparently stayed up till 5am to try and isolate the problem. Wonderful service and dedicated people. Despite the somewhat soured second experience, the first time I saw it there was flawless...
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    Anyone experienced this type of sound problem before?

    Saw "The Dark Knight" yesterday in IMAX again. The first time I saw it the whole production was flawless. Yesterday, there were sections of the film where the audio seemed to dropout with loud stuttering/popping sounds most prominently in the surrounds. It didn't seem to be a speaker problem...
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    Framing in contemporary film

    Is the practice of very close and confined framing (even with 2.35:1 films) a conscious act stemming from the fact that eventually it'll be seen in full-screen on TV? Sometimes it seems really claustrophobic (although for some it works brilliantly) with the extreme close-ups of the actors faces...
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    Honestly, what's the point?

    How exactly does one become a projectionist? Being a film lover and caring so deeply about presentation, I've always thought I might thoroughly enjoy it.
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    Honestly, what's the point?

    Michael: I agree, age probably had nothing to do with it and I'm sorry if it sounded arrogant. I'm in my 20's myself and what I guess I was trying to say (in frustration) was that this person seemed so clueless as to what was going on and just seemed interested in getting off work as soon as...
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    Honestly, what's the point?

    Sorry for the following rant..... ;) While I've had many a memorable experience at the movies, I think I'm done with theaters. That's NOT something I enjoy even pondering about. Aside from a few rare gems spread across the states like the Arclight in LA, the Ziegfeld in NY- aren't about 90%...
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    Are most films Re-Eq'd (soundwise) for HT?

    I know that many New Line titles done by Mi Casa are re-equalized/optimized for home theater to reduce the brightness/ X-curve factor, but is this a standard practice with most films released today on dvd?
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    Phantom of the Opera (2005) problems

    I have the DTS 96/24 as well, although I just have a regular DTS decoder. Did anyone else experience crackling in the center channel at various high volume points like I did? It almost sounded as if it was mixed a little too hot. The DD track didn't have this same problem. Any help?
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    The deep

    I read a couple of weeks ago that the extended LD project was cancelled after a lawsuite or threat of one by Bisset because of the extra footage of her. I would die to see an extra 50 minutes or so of this film, as it is one of my favorites. Did anyone see the TV broadcast that contained the...
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    LD player problems

    I have a Pioneer SD-582HD-5. I don't know whether or not my player is in need of re-alignment, but I wish there were more tell-tale signs. Switching from S-video to composite stopped the jitter that occured during freeze frame, but there are still some green/red halos around the on-screen...
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    LD player problems

    Thanks! Do you know around how much it might cost for a simple cleaning and re-alignment?
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    LD player problems

    I have a Pioneer CLD-D704, and I've noticed that whenever I chapter skip, sometimes the onscreen player display (such as: PLAY, CHAPTER 13, etc.) has red/green halos around the lettering and when I chapter skip, the motor grinds a little, is that a problem? Also, when pausing CLV discs there is...
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    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    Was it just me, or did the end credit fanfare seem a bit slower than the rest of the films?