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MOVIE REVIEWS: SUPER 8

June 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In general, the reviews for the Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed Super 8 are glowing. If there’s a complaint at all, it’s that, given the film’s pedigree, it wasn’t even better. In short, they say, what you get is a little of Spielberg and a little of Abrams — but that might amount to too many […]

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 […]