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by M.G. Siegler

 

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' will be the biggest 70 mm release since 1992

www.slate.com

Sam Adams:

As recently as two years ago, 70mm, which as the name implies is captured on a negative twice the width of traditional 35mm film, was nearly extinct. But the success of the 70mm “roadshow” of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight showed that audiences would turn out to see a movie in the analog version of high definition, and while some critics carped that a movie set largely inside a snowed-in roadhouse was a strange place to use a format traditionally employed for epics like Lawrence of Arabia, there’s no question that Nolan’s large-scale battle scenes fill the bill.

Cannot wait. Also useful: an infographic of the film size comparisons.

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