Thursday, December 12, 2019

HISTORIC MOVIE STUDIO SAVED FROM WRECKING BALL

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Britain’s famed Twickenham Studios has been saved. Twickenham — where such films as the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night were filmed (as well as such classics as The Private Life of Henry VIII, Alfie, The Italian Job (1969), Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda, An American Werewolf in London, Interview with the Vampire […]

AT LAST: TRUMBULL TO PRODUCE FIRST SHOWSCAN FEATURE

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Relegated to the novelty of “ride films” synchronized with motion simulator seats, Showscan, Douglas Trumbull’s crystal-clear 60-frame-per-second process that studios long ago rejected as too expensive, may finally be employed for a feature film production. Trumbull, who created the special effects for such features as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, […]

CAMERON TO ADAPT SHOWSCAN PROCESS FOR AVATAR SEQUELS

March 31, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

James Cameron appeared to be forecasting Wednesday that Douglas Trumbull’s widescreen Showscan Process will at last be accepted by Hollywood — in digital form. While he made no mention of Trumbull in an appearance before the National Association of Theater Owners convention in Las Vegas, Cameron indicated that he plans to film his upcoming Avatar […]