There are many ways to see the movie Oppenheimer. Director Christopher Nolan prefers you see it in true IMAX 70mm. For many, that’s an impossibility. There are only a handful of true IMAX theaters in the US. And for every one of them, there is a projectionist with a certain set of skills. How does an IMAX projectionist look at the many enormous reels that make up the film? Here’s more from the Science Museum:
15/70mm refers to the physical characteristics of the film reel. The 15 indicates the number of perforations along the edge of the film and 70mm is the height. This full frame IMAX format produces images up to 18k resolution, far superior to the 4k images seen in most digital cinemas.
Weighing in at 270kg, this colossus has flown all the way from IMAX’s film labs in California and is the longest IMAX 15/70mm film print ever produced eclipsing the previous record holder, Nolan’s Interstellar, by 13mins.
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