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Ian Elliot

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PostSat Jun 12, 2010 11:32 pm

BBC News has an interesting piece by Will Gompertz about the properties and hazards of nitrate stock and an upcoming BFI all-nitrate program:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters ... ellul.html
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PostSun Jun 13, 2010 7:33 am

I want to see some of that 9-strip Technicolor.
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PostSun Jun 13, 2010 12:56 pm

Ugh... this article is sickening in its own mythology. Ignition by friction? Nine-strip Technicolor? Gimme a break.
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PostSun Jun 13, 2010 12:57 pm

(For what it's worth, there was such a thing as six-strip Technicolor: when the company put together two rigs for 3-D purposes— imagine loading that rig!)
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PostSat Jun 19, 2010 6:35 pm

I'd like to try and see anyone try and ignite nitrate film using only as much friction as one would encounter from the film simply passing through the gate. Maybe if you tried in Egypt standing next to a furnace with an open door? As Jack says, sickening in its own mythology.

Never let facts get in the way of sensationalism eh!

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