Magazine article American Cinematographer


Magazine article American Cinematographer


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Of Swords and Sandals

After reading Frank Thompson's "Spartacus: A Spectacle Revisited" in the May issue, I almost jumped on a plane back to LA to await the re-release. I too remember James Katz's comment about not finding a printer to convert from 35mm 8p to 65mm.

I would just like you to know that we at IMAGICA in Tokyo have a double-headed multi-format liquid gate optical printer that can go from 65/70mm 5p, 8p, 10p or 15p to 35mm 4p or 8p and vice versa. This printer was used for all of the optical work on Universal Studio Florida's 65mm 15p Back to the Future: The Ride film, with unbelievable results. If anyone needs any kind of large-format composites or format conversions, we at IMAGICA can help.

I am still waiting for Spartacus in Tokyo...

- Jeffrey Barkin

International Dept.

IMAGICA Corporation

Tokyo, Japan

That's D-O-L-E

I greatly enjoyed the article Soul Stealer: A Primer on Frugal Fright, which appeared in your September issue.

On page 75, you feature an enlargement from the film showing me as Professor Damon. I regret to say that you misspelled my name. The correct spelling is Robert Dole, Jr. and not Robert Cole.

- Robert Dole, Jr.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Late Credit

Julian "Bud" Lesser's article on Que Viva Mexico in your July 1991 issue refers several times to "Ronald Gottesman's book" about that film. That should be corrected to "Harry M. Geduld and Ronald Gottesman's book." My name clearly appears on both the cover and title-page of the book. I would appreciate credit being given where it is due. …

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