Holy Cow! The MPAS is screening all Best Picture winners!

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  1. Jonathan Burk

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    I'm so glad I live in Southern California. The Academy Theater is hands down the best theater in the world, with projection and sound always 100% dead on.
    If only Star Wars had won best picture [​IMG] ...
    Here's the blurb from the Academy's site:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, Jonathan. The picture quality I saw at the Academy Theater for Patton was astounding!
     
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    What I wouldn't give to live in SoCal...[​IMG]
     
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    Only $75! I would do this in a heartbeat if I lived out there.
     
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    What a great deal to those who can do it. Its too bad though that they only play each film on one night a week. They should at least show it more than once each week. There are some films here that should not be missed on the big screen.

    ~Edwin
     
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    A dollar per movie? [​IMG]
    I wish I lived a little closer to that theater so I could see every movie.
    ~T
     
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    I hope they acknowledge that Sunrise is a Best Picture winner.

    Yes, it's the "Best Artistic Production" but it's still A best picture winner

    I'd definately like to see Around the World in Eighty Days in a real theater...in 70mm!
     
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    The coolest thing about that is that a person would also be able to compare apples to apples in one manner. Each film on the same screen, the same setting, many on the big screen for most people for the first time.

    Plus the historical walk through what made a best film will probably give great insight into the changes in both the culture and the film arts over the years.

    SoCal people have to be loving this. And only $1 per film.
     
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    Patrick, I actually thought of you as I was perusing the list of films and saw Around the World in 80 Days. [​IMG] If you like, I can place a little picture of you in the seat next to me. Or maybe I can call you on a cell phone so you can listen to the entire movie and imagine how good it looks [​IMG]
    I'll bet they'll show it at 30fps as well![​IMG]
     
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    This is truly cool, except for one thing. Based on the fact that they are apparently showing one movie a week, it will be somewhere around 34 weeks before they show Lawrence of Arabia!
    The anticipation is gonna kill me!
    I wish they would show the entire schedule for all 75 films. All they show now are the movies scheduled through June 17, 2001.
    I may have to go check out All Quiet On The Western Front on May 20!
    This is just an incredibly good idea! [​IMG]
     
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    Noooo! if only this started this fall (when I'll be in LA)! Or even three weeks later! one of my all time favorite films is How Green was My Valley (1941) and I probably won't get a chance to see it on the big screen [​IMG]
    Adam
     
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    I would love to be able to see all these films on the big screen.

    I wonder if the price wasn't such a good deal how attendence would be. I seem to remember my friend telling me that The Stanford Theater did this years ago and some of the films had very poor attendence.
     
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    coolio!!! I'm so there for 2001...

    Wait that didn't win.

    But I always love to see Close Encounters on the big screen again

    Wait that didn't win either...

    I'm sure Mash would be great with an...

    On that didn't win either.

    Gone with the wind?

    Yeah gone with the wind.

    I'd love to see GOne with the wind on the big screen!!!!
     

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