Moulin Rouge: Super-35?

Damin J Toell

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If it was Super35, it would have said "Panavision cameras and lenses."
i don't know about the specifics of MR (one should also consider the possibility that multiple cameras and lenses were used), but the Panavision credit at the end of films is often incorrect.
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Jeff Kleist

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Anamorphic and Panavision are not necessarily synonymous. Panavision supplies MANY kinds of cameras and lenses
 

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Anamorphic and Panavision are not necessarily synonymous. Panavision supplies MANY kinds of cameras and lenses
i think what Richard was getting at was that for films shot anamorphically with Panavision equipment, the end credits should read: "filmed in Panavision." for films shot flat with Panavision equipment, the end credits should read: "filmed with Panavision cameras & lenses."

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The elliptical out-of-focus highlights and horizontal lens flares would suggest that MR was shot in Panavision, or some other anamorphic lens process.

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i think what Richard was getting at was that for films shot anamorphically with Panavision equipment, the end credits should read: "filmed in Panavision." for films shot flat with Panavision equipment, the end credits should read: "filmed with Panavision cameras & lenses."
Although that still isn't always accurate. I've seen many anamorphic origin films that still have the "Filmed with" credit. And even some films with the "filmed in Panavision" credit aren't even anamorphic origin (the flat 1.85:1 "Bridges of Maidson County" is one)!!

I know "Moulin Rouge" was shot with anamorphic lenses, though if I'm not mistaken, some visual effects sequences were shot in Super 35! Now if I just could remember what Moulin Rouge thread that was mentioned in....

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The "Filmed in Panavision" logo is even used on some 4:3 material like Seinfeld!

"Filmed in Panavision" should mean the film was shot with anamorphic lenses. "Filmed with Panavision Cameras and Lenses" should mean it was shot with spherical lenses even if the release print is anamorphic, as with Super 35. But often these credits are not used this way.

Some mostly anamorphic films like MR contain shots filmed flat (i.e., with spherical lenses) in Super 35, Vistavision and other 65mm photography which is used to preserve high resolution in special effects shots and to facilitate computer work. For instance, most of the special effects shots in CONTACT, which was an anamorphically-shot scope film, were produced in Vistavision, then cropped for the 2.40:1 frame.

I would imagine such is the case with MR as well, but as you can easily see (and was stated here before) the lens flares and other distortions that are visible in MR come from the use of anamorphic optics.
 

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The Spectacular Spectacular number has what looks like anamorphic distorting on some shots where they change focus.
 

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