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Old 03-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #81
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Is that even possible? I'm not being rhetorical, I'd like to know.
Why not? Basically CinemaScope was just the addition of an anamorphic lens in front of the prime lens. I guess some resulting loss of light might have necessitated cranking up the lighting wattage somewhat in interior shots. I think we would have seen many CinemaScope features shot 3-strip if Eastman color negative stock had not been introduced just before its debut.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #82
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Why not? Basically CinemaScope was just the addition of an anamorphic lens in front of the prime lens. I guess some resulting loss of light might have necessitated cranking up the lighting wattage somewhat in interior shots. I think we would have seen many CinemaScope features shot 3-strip if Eastman color negative stock had not been introduced just before its debut.
I'm no expert, but the three-strip Technicolor cameras were already extremely tricky to work with (check out Jack Cardiff's demonstrations on extras on the African Queen and Black Narcissus if interested) and throwing a completely new layer of technology, that wasn't completely perfected to boot (Cinemascope "mumps" and other issues) on top of that, may have been an insurmountable problem. As Geode notes, Technicolor films already had to be lit like the surface of the sun to make up for the light lost through the color filters for each film strip, and I think that scope films had their own issues with lighting, so more problems there.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #83
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Why not? Basically CinemaScope was just the addition of an anamorphic lens in front of the prime lens. I guess some resulting loss of light might have necessitated cranking up the lighting wattage somewhat in interior shots. I think we would have seen many CinemaScope features shot 3-strip if Eastman color negative stock had not been introduced just before its debut.
Aside from how slow they are (though I'm not sure first-generation Eastman neg was any faster, ASA16 if memory serves?), due to the beam-splitter optics, the Technicolor cameras had a much longer flange focal distance and required custom lenses designed specifically for that system.

I'm sure they could've made the lenses, but your last point is probably the most important part. The studios were all too happy to get Technicolor off their backs, and back then, why not? Faded negatives a few decades down the line was probably the last thing on their mind.

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #84
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Some time ago I remember reading about a movie that started shooting in 3-strip Technicolor with anamorphic lenses. I remember there was a picture with a monstruous camera and the actors sitting around on the set illustrating the article but I'm not sure if it was a legit photo of that shoot. The movie was never finished that way, or even at all, I can't remember now. I'm guessing the piece must be around on the internet somewhere.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #85
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I would get this if they had a single-disc, but no. Warner wants more money.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #86
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Amazon has this on sale today for $17.99.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #87
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Amazon has this on sale today for $17.99.
Yeah, I was surprised when it tripped my $25 price watcher, even more surprised at the low price, so ordered it. It hit something below $25 ($24.99?) recently, but there was nothing else to combine it with at the time to get super-saver shipping, so I passed on it.

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Amazon has this on sale today for $17.99.
Finally! Been waiting for a price drop on this beauty!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #89
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The graphics on that cover look nothing like the film. It looks like the logo for a Will Ferrell movie.
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Agreed. The photoshopped art in the background is nice enough (though a little empty), but I really don't like that font. They couldn't have come up with something more turn-of-the-century-looking? Oh, well. It's the disc that matters.
You guys are so right. While I like the bright, happy colors of the cover... the artwork is so generic and uninspired.

With the wealth of style and ornate imagery found in turn-of-the-century design... there was such an embarrassment of design riches that could have been exploited. Minus Garland's iconic face beaming out at us -- you can barely tell this is a bygone picture, about an even more bygone era.

It does look like the latest Jim Carrey or Will Farrell bargain bin'er. This is really grating to me.



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Old 12-06-2012, 04:06 PM   #90
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Good job on the above covers. Just like three peas in a pod
Blu-Ray Wish List: The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Out of the Past (1947), High Sierra (1941), Kill Baby... Kill! (1966), Dodsworth (1936), His Girl Friday (1940), Roman Holiday (1953), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Fingers (1977), Twisted Nerve (1968), Knife In The Water (1962), Arabesque (1966), Blood Link (1982), The Inspector Betti Trilogy (75'-76'), Amuck (1972), Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1987), Mirage (1965), Waking The Dead (2000).
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #91
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I can't let this go! Any competent artist/graphic dept should have had a field day with the cover art.

Here's a nice poster for a play or something. Good font/imagery. Pretty basic stuff.



That's it. I'm taking the Art Director job at WB. Where's my resume...
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #93
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Wonderful film and great blu-ray!++++
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #94
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Meet Me In St. Louis Blu-ray Digi-book is on sale at WBshop.com for $16.49 with free shipping right now!
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #95
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I watched this for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It's a wonderful flim and looks amazing. Brilliant candy store color. A few of the songs are familiar from childhood and I had no idea they came from this film. The sets and 1904 period decorations and costumes are well done, right down to a dirt street in the upper middle class neighborhood where horse drawn carriages are the main form of transport - automobiles had not yet become common. It all has a very warm Norman Rockwell painting feel to it. The little girl playing Tootie is a particularly enjoyable highlight; she is one of the most authentic and naturally funny kids I have ever seen in a movie.

The every day familiarity of the family is what makes the film memorable and charming. Family traditions and celebrations are not much different from our own time, and the story does a good job of reaching back 110 years ago to show us that, when it comes to family, a few rituals may have been updated here and there but home life and holidays are timeless.

One warning, though....after watching this, the main song and its silly lyrics will stick in your head for days.
"I had no idea those beer cans would blow like that" - Del Griffith
"You left them on a vibrating bed. What did you think would happen?" - Neal Page

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:39 PM   #96
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Meet Me In St. Louis Blu-ray Digi-book is on sale at WBshop.com for $16.49 with free shipping right now!
And don't forget promotion codes....$5 OFF 25 dollars or more with code RMN5 and $10 OFF 50 dollars or more with code RMENOT10 and $20 OFF orders of 100 dollars or more with code RETAILME20.
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