Movies that deserve to be converted to Imax.
Or, better yet, filmed anew in Imax solido (that’s using the Imax 3D system but with the frames composed for an Omnimax wraparound screen. It basically puts you in a goldfish bowl in the middle of the action.)
Now that Apollo 13 and Star Wars–Attack of the Clones and several Disney movies are being “digitally re-mastered” for the gigantic screen, let’s see if we can think of others that deserve to be Maxed.
I want to see Caesar’s legions and Cleopatra’s courtiers. I realize that the Elizabeth Taylor / Richard Burton film is much too long for and Imax projector to physically hold. This is why the Deity invented intermissions and multi-screen theaters. Release it in two parts: “Part I–Caesar and Cleopatra” and “Part II–Antony and Cleopatra”.
The same for The Lord of the Rings. In the extended version of The Fellowship of The Ring, the break between the discs occurs fairly close to the two-hour point. So If we build a theater with six screens and huge bathrooms, …
Superman and Superman II. “You will believe a man can fly.”
Any western filmed in Monument Valley. Yes, I realize that the Duke is gone, but Clint Eastwood is still alive, and Kevin Costner seems to like the genre.
Request Magazine suggested Boogie Nights. No, I really don’t need to see a 98-foot-tall Dirk Diggler. Heather Graham and Julianne Moore, however…
I want to see X-wings and TIE fighters dogfighting in outer space. (Or Vipers and Cylons. I’m easy.)
Just about any film by Peter Greenaway. Imagine Prospero’s Books in wraparound 3D, with a fancy sound system. You might die of sensory overload. But what a way to go!