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Old 08-07-2014, 12:55 AM   #1701
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:50 AM   #1702
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I have a 2:35 screen at 46" x 108".

When I am viewing 2:35/2:40 scope movies they are being projected at 117.4" diagonally - which in essence is really watching them at 124" diagonally because of the zoom method I am using. I sit back about 10.5 feet, so it is a huge, immerse experience. It certainly allows me to appreciate scope movies.

When I am watching 1:78/1:85 movies, they are close to 100" diagonally.

However, all movies are seen at the same height (Constant Image Height); it's only the width that varies as intended by filmmakers.
Nice set up bro for sure. I view on a 70 inch tv at about 7 feet i would say. Films hold up better on my size than yours that for certain. I definitely want to go projection though with at least a 100 inch screen. Hopefully by the first of the year.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:47 AM   #1703
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I would argue that Halloween 3 is one of Johns' Best soundtracks
I gotta go with Escape From New York for the win. I love that soundtrack. But Halloween 3 does have some really great cues. And I think the music for The Fog really gives the film it's creepy atmosphere.

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Old 08-07-2014, 02:52 AM   #1704
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Nice set up bro for sure. I view on a 70 inch tv at about 7 feet i would say. Films hold up better on my size than yours that for certain. I definitely want to go projection though with at least a 100 inch screen. Hopefully by the first of the year.
Thanks. I highly recommend front projection if you've got the right environment for it and definitely a scope screen if you're primarily watching movies. If you're also going to be using it for shows and sports, then a 16:9 screen probably works better. My set-up is strictly used for Blu-ray movies. I've had it up and running since April and I'm still blown away by it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:33 AM   #1705
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I gotta go with Escape From New York for the win. I love that soundtrack. But Halloween 3 does have some really great cues. And I think the music for The Fog really gives the film it's creepy atmosphere.
They are all great for different reasons. What happened to those type of great soundtracks.
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Thanks. I highly recommend front projection if you've got the right environment for it and definitely a scope screen if you're primarily watching movies. If you're also going to be using it for shows and sports, then a 16:9 screen probably works better. My set-up is strictly used for Blu-ray movies. I've had it up and running since April and I'm still blown away by it.
It will definitely be used for films (blus) only. The tv for everything else. Thank you for all of your info. Much appreciated!!
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:38 AM   #1707
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Actually those three are my favorite John Carpenter soundtracks, I do love the opening titles for Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China though.
The Fog is arguably my favorite John Carpenter movie.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:02 AM   #1708
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My personal favorite John Carpenter soundtrack is from "Big Trouble in Little China" with "Escape from New York" being a close 2nd.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #1709
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I'm throwing Assault on Precinct 13 and Prince of Darkness into the mix. I can't choose a favorite.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:14 PM   #1710
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Love me some Precinct 13. The music is so big and bold and booming. But I also dig Halloween, The Fog and ENFY, because Carpenter had this wonderful knack of making such memorable music out of such simple arrangements.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:50 PM   #1711
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Love me some Precinct 13. The music is so big and bold and booming. But I also dig Halloween, The Fog and ENFY, because Carpenter had this wonderful knack of making such memorable music out of such simple arrangements.
Yeah! It doesn't get much simpler than Halloween, and Assault. AoP13 is just Led Zeppelin's Black Dog riff tweaked a little! I could probably find the interview on YouTube where he mentions it.

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