Saturday, May 07, 2016
That the Somerville Theatre MIGHT hazard fortune and sacred honor on a 70mm Film Festival This Fall....apparently their repertory screenings in 70mm have proven popular what with their unbeatable giant indoor screen and all. So I'd like to make a few random suggestions for said festival... 1.) "The Boston Strangler"(1967) I have deliberated avoided this movie on home vide simply because the split screen cinematography demands a big screen venue. 2.) "The Battle of Britain"(1969) Gotta have a nice loud air-combat movie from an era when air combat movies demanded procurement of real pilots and real fighter planes. 3.) "Waterloo" (1970) starring Rod Steiger. My Favorite Holiday Movie and you gotta have a nice loud Rod Steiger movie its practically a statute in the Commonwealth. 4.) Either..."Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Doctor Doolittle" or....dare I say it "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"...I mean if we think we need a kid's angle here. 5.) "Westworld" one of those pre Star Wars sci fi movies than never seems to rate revival..... 6.) "High Plains Drifter" (My fave Clint Eastwood Western absent "Unforgiven") Now mind you my technical ignorance runs true and deep I have no idea if any of these movies are available in 70mm but hell a guy can dream, I'm sure the Somerville Theatre can wreak profitable havoc with "Jaws" "The Godfather" and "Rollerball" for poetry and jazz.