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Old 01-15-2010, 06:49 PM   #511
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is it worth seeing this in a regular movie theater, or should i wait to see it in an imax theater?
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How long do you guys think it's gunna run in IMAX?

It's sold out again this weekend...hopefully I'll catch it on Monday
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:34 PM   #514
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #515
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:11 AM   #516
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Is it worth seeing this in a regular movie theater, or should I wait to see it in an IMAX theater?

I have seen it 3 times, twice because I wanted to see the difference in the different formats,
and a 3rd time over the holidays because I went along with the family members I was visiting.

I enjoyed it the most in regular 2D.

I say you don't have to see it in 3D or IMAX

When I saw Watchmen in IMAX the screen was not 16:9 dimensions

it looked more like 16:12, yes the screen was a bit bigger, but not all of the image made it on the screen.
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but not all of the image made it on the screen.
Unless there were some serious projection issues at your screening, I think you're a bit confused.
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A standard IMAX screen is 72.6 x 52.8 ft


to hit the 16 X 9 dimensions wouldn't it need to be 93.9 x 52.8 ft ?
(or 72.6 X 40.8 ft? )
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A standard IMAX screen is 72.6 x 52.8 ft


to hit the 16 X 9 dimensions wouldn't it need to be 93.9 x 52.8 ft ?
I'm not arguing the dimensions of the screen with you. I'm just saying, they'll project different films in different aspect ratios... how is that any different from any other theater in the universe? You're still getting the "IMAX experience" regardless.
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If 16 X 9 will give you the entire 'Last Supper' in one still shot (see below)



an IMAX screen might give you a bigger image and perhaps a better image
but you will only see 'Jesus and 10 Apostles' in that one still shot
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That's not true at all. Film aspect ratios aren't cropped when presented in IMAX.
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Seeing The Dark Knight a few times, including one IMAX
I seemed to recall the IMAX image being bigger and crisper
but not all (for want of better words) of the Apostles made it to the screen

If all of the 16 X 9 image made it to the IMAX screen then the film maker shot an extra 29% (above and/or below the 9 in the 16 x 9 shot) that was added for IMAX?
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Seeing The Dark Knight a few times, including one IMAX
I seemed to recall the IMAX image being bigger and crisper
but not all (for want of better words) of the Apostles made it to the screen

If all of the 16 X 9 image made it to the IMAX screen then the film maker shot an extra 29% (above and/or below the 9 in the 16 x 9 shot) that was added?
I think what you're referring to is the number of shots in TDK that were shot especially with IMAX cameras and film in a more square aspect ratio, integrated into the 2.35 (or whatever it was) native ratio of the rest of the film. Which is why that film occasionally jumped between different aspect ratios in the IMAX screenings. Nothing was "lost" though. In fact, part of the image was lost when the film played non-IMAX screens, as the IMAX-specific bits were cropped to match the 2.35:1 of the rest of the film. Which is also how it is on DVD I believe.

In other words, a film shot in 2.35 is going to be projected in 2.35 on an IMAX screen, just like a 1.33 or something shot in native IMAX aspect ratio will be projected as such, just utilizing however much of the screen is needed. It's no different than any other normal theater in that regard.
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I do realize that when a film is shot in IMAX they use a different camera system. I am still watching a 32 inch old TV at home. I think that would have a 4 X 3 aspect? I prefer watching movies letter boxed with the black bars, top and bottom.

It just seems to me that because the IMAX screens are more square than the typical wider screen the sides are being loped off. For an IMAX image to have everything on a standard screen they would have to have extra 29% above or below available for IMAX filming, and I think that is what you implied.

I find it hard to believe there is that much available that does not have lighting and/or film set equipment in the way.
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It just seems to me that because the IMAX screens are more square than the typical wider screen the sides are being loped off.
Yeah, except they aren't. End of story.
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