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Academy organizes film format series

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 24, 2009

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesFrom HollywoodReporter.com

Over three evenings from Sept. 9-11, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a program about motion picture formats titled “Behind the Motion Picture Canvas: Film Formats through the 21st Century.”

The program willl include screenings of “Manhattan” on Sept. 10 and “The Black Stallion” on Sept. 11 at the Sameul Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Academy Science and Technology Council member Rob Hummel will host each evening.

Filmmakers will discuss how film formats shape creative decisions, the technical constraints and the artistic opportunities that accompany the choice of format. The program also will examine the role that emerging technology has played in the evolution of film formats, and how the technical choices made by Thomas Edison and William Dickson at the dawn of the film era continue to influence movies today.

Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” was filmed in Panavision with Eastman B&W negative. It was released in 35mm Anamorphic (CinemaScope) with Eastman Kodak B&W prints, with prints by Technicolor. This screening will premiere a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.

Carroll Ballard’s “The Black Stallion” was filmed in 35mm with Eastman Color negative, composed for 1.85. It was released in Eastman Color prints composed 1.85 with prints by Technicolor. This screening also will premiere a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.

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