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Old 29-07-2007, 15:13   #21
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I'm going to see Goldfinger in Bolton on Tuesday and it's only £2.50
Last time I went there, there was a punch-up between two women which was marginally more interesting than the film.

Astonishingly, my little boy (who now towers above me), says he'll accompany me to watch Mr Connery. I'm having a beggar of a time to convince him that Mr Olivier will be almost as much fun. Still. Blimey; almost as much an achievement as getting him to read a book...

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I missed part of the programme last night so could anyone tell me what the film was called where a young girl was made to shoot a bloke. I think it was produced by a david or daniel? The bbc are obviosly not repeating last nights programme.
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Old 29-07-2007, 18:29   #23
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London to Brighton.

BTW, as highlighted in the Bargain Forum, HMV's Summer British Film Sale, that spiffy The Third Man 2-discer for £4.99, among many others...
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Old 30-07-2007, 14:05   #24
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The TV listings are up here
With all the nationally screened classics also being broadcast in this season, I see the Beeb has updated the link with two handy clickable links, 'Find your nearest local cinemas' and 'See all participating cinemas'.

There's a chance to get free tickets here and the season culminates in a free live big bash in Glasgow on September 9.
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Old 30-07-2007, 19:35   #25
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Last time I went there, there was a punch-up between two women which was marginally more interesting than the film.
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I'm going to see Goldfinger in Bolton on Tuesday and it's only £2.50
I'm off to Goldfinger in Sheffield tonight. I'm really looking forward to it!
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Old 31-07-2007, 21:54   #27
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That was just incredible; my first digital screening of a classic film on the big, big screen and Goldfinger was simply drop. Dead. Gorgeous.

If the rest come anywhere near this - and Henry V in particular looks as if it may - then run, don't walk, to your nearest screening.

No. 1 son was so impressed that he actually wants to go to more; black and white, daft old 'square' films, Shakespeare, the lot. Now, that, my fellow forumites, speaks volumes...

What did anyone else think?
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Saw Goldfinger in the Everyman in Hampstead. Great little cinema and a great film to watch. Great print and great sound, I can see myself there for the rest of the season. The Dam Busters is going to llok very good indeed
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Have to agree John. The print looked fantastic, even though there was that weird blue 'border' that appeared for a couple of minutes. I was just about to go and say something when it disappeared.

Looking forward to seeing some more of these films. I thought there was a very good turn out too, which was encouraging.
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Indeed - fabulous picture. But - at my screening the sound was very slightly out of sync for the first 30 mins and then very noticeably out of sync for the last 30 mins. Did this happen at anyone else's screening? It was very annoying & I'm not quite sure how it can happen with digital...
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Have to agree John. The print looked fantastic, even though there was that weird blue 'border' that appeared for a couple of minutes. I was just about to go and say something when it disappeared.
Never experienced mass-hysteria, but the sense of mass irritation was palpable wasn't it? It was less than a minute I'm sure, but it did feel longer. Didn't spoil it though; my best cinema experience in a long time, and it helped that the audience weren't chatting, texting, and were genuiely appreciative.

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Indeed - fabulous picture. But - at my screening the sound was very slightly out of sync for the first 30 mins and then very noticeably out of sync for the last 30 mins. Did this happen at anyone else's screening? It was very annoying & I'm not quite sure how it can happen with digital...
Nothing of that sort at Bolton. Maybe they were using one of the those cheapo Asda DVD players
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The quality of the 'print' was incredible, some of the shots looked like they could have been filmed yesterday (e.g. the long helicopter shot above the Miami hotel), so clear and oh so pretty.

It was nice to see that this hadn't appealed to the chavs which made for a nice change.

All sound and picture was fine in Sheffield (no obvious blue borders seen at all).

Roll on the other movies.
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I can but add my own praise to everyone else's. The quality of the digital 'print' was staggeringly good - pin sharp, richly detailed, fully saturated and beautifully clean.

Like many of us here, this was my first experience of a digital screening and I must admit that it equalled, if not surpassed my expectations. This was no doubt helped by the fact that the source used was the restored HD master from which the UE DVD was struck last year. It remains to be seen whether the other films in the season (which may not have undergone such painstaking and in some cases controversial restoration as the Bond films) will look quite as breathtaking, but we can hope.
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Like many of us here, this was my first experience of a digital screening and I must admit that it equalled, if not surpassed my expectations.
Agreed, it was also my first digital screening, great quality at Cineworld Freeport (Essex) & well attended. Don't think there was a projectionist there at the end though, as when the movie finished the lights didn't come up & the projector was still projecting 'black' so everyone stumbled out in the dark. Good fun though to see this on a big screen with an audience.
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Brilliant! Last week I missed the end of British Film Forever due to BBC2 running 5 minutes late. So this week I set my Sky+ box to over run by 5 minutes and guess what? This week BBC2 were running 8 minutes late, so I'v missed the end of this one too.

To be honest, from the bits I've seen I haven't been that impressed by the documentaries, so I might as well give up on them.
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To be honest, from the bits I've seen I haven't been that impressed by the documentaries, so I might as well give up on them.
You're right, Mr Chibouk, the two docos so far have been pretty undistinguished, though I must say the 90 minutes fly by. Last Saturday's was better in my view than the first one, and I especially appreciated the presence of the two top screenwriters of the 60s - Pinter and Raphael, quite a coup. The technical quality of the clips leaves much to be desired.
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Agreed, it was also my first digital screening, great quality at Cineworld Freeport (Essex) & well attended. Don't think there was a projectionist there at the end though, as when the movie finished the lights didn't come up & the projector was still projecting 'black' so everyone stumbled out in the dark. Good fun though to see this on a big screen with an audience.
Similar thing happened to me last night for Brief Encounter... The bloody lights came up 50 seconds before the end, the picture went black, but the sound kept running! Cue bemusement aplenty. Thankfully I'd seen the film before as had my friends else we'd have killed a Vue staff member! Alas couldn't even ask for my money back as we used free tickets.

Thankfully it doesn't have a Citizen Kane ending, as that would have totally destroyed the film!
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First off, The Pumpkin Eater is on BBC2 tonight. Well worth seeing - and it's a film that for some reason has never been on video or DVD, at least in the UK.

Secondly, does anyone know if the BBC has been showing Scope films in the season in full 2.35:1 or just 16:9? The reason I ask is that The Leather Boys is on tomorrow night and I'm wondering if it's worth recording it. I've not seen the film before, and by all accounts the current DVD is pretty awful.
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Doubt it'll be 2.35:1 The Ipcress Files t'other week certainly wasn't. However it should fair a lot better than the last two times FIVE have screened it in P&S.
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..was cropped to 16:9, it looked nice tho'
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