Tuesday, January 03, 2006

big screen

Have you noticed; they spend all that time trying to get the exact effect of an orchestra actually playing in their sitting room. Personally, I can't think of anything I should hate more than an orchestra actually playing in my sitting room.
Flanders and Swann A Song of Reproduction

I don't know about orchestras but we've had a cinema actually playing in the sitting room here courtesy of a borrowed data projector. It can feel a little bizarre watching big screen cary grant gleam around your everyday furniture and blue heelers, but a bizarre you can get used to pretty quickly.

I am like an early twentieth century human gazing awe-struck at the magic of film, and would have been happy to watch trains arriving at a station for hours. Streetscapes get in the way of the story, and cars and the cut of a suit morph from mundane into metaphor when the data is so projected. In comparison television is nothing, almost the bare code of the medium, a storyboard zoomed out into a lounge room pocket of long shot.
So it's all 5-for-$10 marathons and renewing vows with classics and forswearing watching big movies on the small screen ever again.

Comments: big screen

And you can make rabbits with your hands in the light.

There must be some precise size at which the moving image becomes trans-naturale. Perhaps it's at the point of lifesize.

On a very hot day when the air con isn't working )(or non existent - same thing) an all day session at the (Pinewood) Waverley Cimemas is a good buy.

With 4 theatres, (or is it 3?) and cheap deals with card from $3:75 to $4:50 per fillum. Around $7 - $8 in peak days.
Posted by Francis Xavier Holden at January 4, 2006 03:32 PM

Must consult some web guides on hand shadows...
but the bluey cast herself as Bat Ears - which sent the Jack Russell running up to the screen to investigate (you had to be there)

Interesting, I would say Lifesize. Rhett B was certaintly trans-nat the other day as he kissed Scarlett on the road to Tara... Have noticed a BIG difference even b/w the Full screen (Lifesize) and the DVD (half-size), even though the latter beats TV any day. Only the former really effects a 'dreaming' mode.

I love Pinewood. Used to go there - only 20 mins from inner city. Must renew that habit. Except - would that mean...other people... ;)

btw - saw West Side Story' the other day - having never seen it at the cinema, and having avoided watching it on TV for reasons that beacame obvious during the BIG screen event.
Posted by boynton at January 4, 2006 03:47 PM

- a good guide to Hand Shadows:
Posted by boynton at January 4, 2006 04:41 PM

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