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Postby petewick » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:25 am

Superb cast, script, set and story, well worth a look..... :shock:
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Re: Lincoln

Postby WC1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:39 am

I went to see this last night at The Picture House. Excellent film, perhaps a bit 'wordy' but gripping nevertheless, and extremely moving in parts. Daniel Day-Lewis gave an outstanding performance as Lincoln. He well deserved his Oscar.

I was very impressed by the quality of the cinema's new digital projection system, too. Very clear and bright, and no scratches on the film! I'm not sure what my Uncle George would have made of it though.
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Re: Lincoln

Postby bill » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:24 am

WC1 wrote:I was very impressed by the quality of the cinema's new digital projection system, too. Very clear and bright, and no scratches on the film! .


Digital projection system means there IS no film.Digital presentations do not get scratched, fade, or suffer the other problems that film experiences, especially after being played for an extended time. The picture and sound should be as good on day 100 as they were on day 1.

As a former Rex projectionist I can only imagine at how much easier the job is now .
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Re: Lincoln

Postby petewick » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:34 pm

I went to see Hitchcock at the Pheonix Cinema in Oban the night before,
that was equally as good, the advantage that Oban cinema has is the seats
are high backed and more comfortable. For a long film like Lincoln, better seating
is needed, the present seating in the Picture House is past its best and actually did
spoil my enjoyment of the film to an extent.
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Re: Lincoln

Postby WC1 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:57 pm

Digital projection system means there IS no film.


Well of course I knew hat Bill. Perhaps I should have said "and no scratches, as there would be with film".

Having trained as a projectionist with the aforementioned Uncle George (and Davy McLean) at The Picture House, I still think the old two-projector system with real film and carbon arc lamps was better and gave more scope for the skills of the operator, but I suppose we have to move with the times.

This week's offering, 'Zero Dark Thirty', is excellent, by the way, and I see that the one-night-only showing of 'The Glums' is nearly sold out on advance bookings (only 40 stalls seats left at the last count).
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Re: Lincoln

Postby bill » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:23 pm

WC1 wrote:
Digital projection system means there IS no film.


Well of course I knew that Bill. .



I knew you would know that,but could not resist.


WC1 wrote:
Having trained as a projectionist with the aforementioned Uncle George (and Davy McLean) at The Picture House, I still think the old two-projector system with real film and carbon arc lamps was better and gave more scope for the skills of the operator, but I suppose we have to move with the times.


Yes ,but don't forget the heavy boxes of film that had to be carried.You had it easier in the wee pictures,there was a lot more steps up to the projection room in the Rex . :lol:
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Re: Lincoln

Postby WC1 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Can't disagree there Bill! And the programme changed three times a week. It's a wonder we didn't all have hernias!
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Re: Lincoln

Postby Mzz pasico » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:57 am

Great days, and the "Rex" and "Wee Pics" open on Saturday afternoons!
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Re: Lincoln

Postby EMDEE » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:30 pm

Mzz pasico wrote:Great days, and the "Rex" and "Wee Pics" open on Saturday afternoons!



And ninepence (old money) to get in. (3.75p)........... :<>
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Re: Lincoln

Postby WC1 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:27 pm

Full house tonight for 'The Glums' - good to see the place so busy.
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Re: Lincoln

Postby petewick » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:21 pm

My brother John was projectionist at the Rex and later at the Picture House, great
times in both cinemas..........
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