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Blade Runner 2049 Trailers On 70mm/IMAX 70mm Film (4 replies and 3 comments)

antovolk
3 months ago
antovolk 3 months ago

For those not aware - 5-perf 70mm and 15-perf IMAX 70mm screenings (don't know what's happening on 35mm) of the incredible Dunkirk have the second (the May one, not the one out earlier this week but it may be that new one in the US?) BLADE RUNNER 2049 trailer attached in the formats.

Saw it this morning at London's BFI IMAX and it was certainly a very interesting experience...aesthetically it feels a lot closer to the original film, with the grain with the analogue colour timing, but a bit different from the usual cleaner digital aesthetic as in previous Villeneuve films.

Mr Deakins, I was just wondering if you were involved in timing these celluloid versions of the trailer/s, and if you know anything in regards to there being celluloid versions of the final film?

Can't wait till October, the film obviously looks gorgeous!

 

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

I have been timing all the trailers but I didn't know there was anything being shown on celluloid. I see little reason to release anything on film anymore. I guess I have gone to the 'dark side' as I now find even the flicker of film projection distracting.

Mariella78
2 months ago

You're an idiot, Roger. Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarrantino, Martin Scorsese etc etc etc will never let film die as it's still VASTLY superior to any digital format currently invented. Your shitty Blade Runner movie will be a piece of crap compared to Dunkirk. Oh and before spouting digital propaganda, maybe you should look around you and notice how many independently shot digital features will not even exist 100 years from now.

B
3 months ago
B 3 months ago

I saw a 70mm screening of 'Dunkirk' in the States recently and the 'Blade Runner' trailer was projected on film as well. While watching 'Dunkirk' I realized just how long it had been since I had paid to see a movie projected on celluloid. The projector was so loud! It was certainly an experience. But now it's become a novelty more than anything. I really don't know how I feel about that.

Juan Jose Namnun
3 months ago

Last year i got the change to saw a film screened on 35mm, the wonderful Uzak by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. People on the audience stared to ask about the noise that came from the projection booth...i really enjoyed the memories.

Mariella78
2 months ago

What are you dumbasses talking about? I've seen thousands of 35mm and 70mm films projected over the years and I've never once hear a projector, even when I'm sitting on the back row. Maybe someone left the projection room door open!!!

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

I am still mad about the film trailer for Blade Runner 2049 as I wasn't informed that it was being made. I hear that it was a little soft. No one seems to be able to do digital to film anymore. The film version of 'Skyfall' looked pretty great to me but I have not seen an equivalent since Deluxe lab 'retired'.

Canuck
3 months ago
Canuck 3 months ago

Mr. Deakins, it looks like you’re not the only one annoyed by the trailer. In a recent interview, Mr. Villeneuve voiced his displeasure.

Denis Villeneuve: Two days ago, Joe Walker, my editor, saw the trailer and was watching like (in shock).  And I was like “It’s ok Joe, it’s ok, it’s ok.”  Because there are things you work hard to try to keep secret, or create tension, or two characters try in a room to create surprise in the movie. Then you look and the marketing department just shows it all.  For me, I don’t like it.  I wish one day I will have control.  I understand the importance of marketing.  I understand competition.  I understand the needs.  But I wish we would be able to sell movies without showing too much of it.  In a perfect world…

Interviewer: The line, “We were being hunted…”

Denis Villeneuve: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I wish it was possible, but what can I say.

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