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Good Night, Good Luck 18 Jan 2006 02:00 #22290

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I was wondering if any of you have played this and if you had any trouble with the film and your lamp alignment. I had some trouble with a really dark movie several years ago--can't remember which title it was now--and my lamp actually burned some of the film while it was playing. I don't want that to happen with this print.
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 18 Jan 2006 10:02 #22291

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Do you have a heat filter in your lamphouse?

I run 4kw lamps in both of my booths. My Xenex II does NOT have any type of heat filter, but my Christie lamp does.

For what it's worth, my Xenex II runs cooler than the Christie.
Barry Floyd
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Lebanon, Tennessee

Stardust Drive-In Theatre
Watertown, Tennessee
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 18 Jan 2006 11:42 #22292

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I had no problems with this film during any of my screenings. The film is printed with Kodak Black & White print film stock #2302. I would just be careful on how much heat you put on the print, because it absorbs much more infrared energy.
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 24 Jan 2006 02:35 #22293

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Finished my run of this movie without any damage. It played fine, except for all the print dust in the projector and on all the rollers after every showing. I have never seen so much dust from a print.
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 24 Jan 2006 12:34 #22294

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I start GN&GL in two weeks. Any issues with it (other then being dirty)? I guess I will run it through the film cleaner a few times and see if that helps with the dust....
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 24 Jan 2006 15:30 #22295

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B&W print film is still sensitive to abrasion of the emulsion surface by the projector gate. The Kodak processing manual and SMPTE Recommended Practice RP 151 both recommend edge-waxing to reduce the friction as the film goes through the gate, reducing the print wear and "dusting".

Post process treatments like "FilmGuard" may help, since they also lubricate the film. Years ago, I found a way to apply an "emergency" edge wax by rubbing a very small amount of SC Johnson Paste Wax into each side of the wound roll, such that the wax was "sucked in" to the edges and perforation area where most wear occurs. Got to be careful not to use too much wax, or it could penetrate into the picture area, or build up on projector components. Also, lubricated prints tend to be a bit more slippery on the platter or when carrying a roll. Spread a small amount (about a level teaspoon) of the SC Johnson Paste Wax on a cloth, and evenly apply it to the side of the wound print roll, rubbing it in until it disappears into the roll, much as you might wax a round tabletop. If you see it on the screen as a mottle, or get clumps of wax building up on sprockets and rollers, you used too much.


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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 04 Feb 2006 18:19 #22296

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I returned my first print because the image was migrating up and down the frame so badly people were getting sick. The new one was only marginally better. Looked great, even if it seemed like the intermittant was bouncing.
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 04 Feb 2006 20:28 #22297

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Hmmmm, I'm not having any trouble with mine. It came to me brand new from Technicolor no less (not ETS as it should have). It did appear to have some sort of wax applied to it on the edges at least. I NEVER get new prints (this is only the second one I've ever had). I wonder if this is the difference.

Now, if only I can get more people to come!

Quality movies like this are a dying breed but I bet I fill the house with Cheaper by the Dozen 2 next weekend
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 04 Feb 2006 22:29 #22298

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is going to send your concession sales through the roof.
it is a family movie and you wil do very well for the weekend with it. Try to have early shows that will bring them in!
As if you don't know already!
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Re: Good Night, Good Luck 22 Feb 2006 01:17 #22299

B&W prints absorb more of the IR spectrum so if one doesn't have a"cold" mirror or heat filters one may either blister the print (which you can be billed for) or have major focus issues
Also if the print is sticking in the gate due to the heat it will be unstable which again is not the prints fault but the heat that is not being removed
I usualy use watercooled gates above 2K with cold mirrored lamps if b&w prints are to be shown also proper print lubrication is important as with a platter far more footage passes through an uncleaned gate assembly per show
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