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A new trailer was released for the film and official website has new content!

Hope you guys enjoy the trailer and stay tuned for updates on release times. Lots of Leone-esque nuggets inside this film and soundtrack, plus a couple surprises for the hardcore Leone fans!

UPDATE: The Genre-bending 35mm Techniscope Wester/Sci-Fi Feature
“The Archivist” Nears Completion

Last Highway Films LLC has entered the final stages of post-production work on its exciting debut motion picture, The Archivist – a one-of-a-kind, all-original science fiction/spaghetti western/horror/apocalyptic road epic shot in glorious Techniscope on 35mm in Nevada and Georgia.

The production employed vintage TECHNISCOPE 35mm cameras and the same lenses as used on Leone's films that I know many of the members here would appreciate. (OFFICIAL WEBSITE) (Promo Trailer)

Try this, I downsized it.

Direct scan from the camera negatives.

IMG_9287 by Parts6, on Flickr

leone pic by Parts6, on Flickr

35mm camera capture by Parts6, on Flickr

production shots...

IMG_9288 by Parts6, on Flickr

Camera by Parts6, on Flickr

Capture from the 2 perf negative. Just a couple more. 

Facebook Cigar 3 OFFICIAL by Parts6, on Flickr

Camera by Parts6, on Flickr

1964 Arriflex Technicsope 35mm camera.

Copy that working on it now

Hmm pix did not attach...
lets try again..

Its a dystopian future film following a character who's job as an "Archivist" is to hunt down, and kill anyone found with items of "progress" from the 20th century (art, books, film, music etc).
Some pictures of the camera here with a modern crystal sync motor for slow motion and dialog sync.  Same 60's camera body and lens as used on TGTBTU etc.
And a screen grab from the camera negative.

All - its been a long while since I posted here. I wanted to share some news on a feature film that we shot out west on the same model Arriflex cameras and lens Sergio employed on his first films (TGTBTU-Duck You Sucker).  I thought some of you might enjoy reading about our journey and dream to produce a 35mm Techniscope feature. 

After years of hunting down the original equipment Leone's DP's used, and going through the script/prep/production process we are now in the middle stages of post production.  I dearly love the look of Leones films and wanted to get the look and not compromise with digital capture and new lenses. The cross country film was shot in GA-Nevada & Utah. I will be posting some pictures and behind the scenes shots here directly. 


Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The arch (2008 version)
« on: May 15, 2009, 08:57:05 AM »
Cusser..thanks for all the help!  I hope we can stand the Dec cold and enjoy the outdoors.  We are excited!



Cusser....we made it!!! Our sincere thanks for your help!  We had to postpone the Winter trip we planned due to the bitter cold & blizzard.   We have had 3 days of taking tons of pictures and searching locations etc.  The weather is great. We have stayed with some old timer locals in the lower valley who have a lot of stories about the Arch and the area around it.  The Arch was hard to get too due to the rough road but was a haunting location no doubt...we visited the site a couple times.  Glass, rusty nails and horse/donkey droppings everywhere along the road.  Anyways LOTS of interesting stuff to talk about when we get back.



Trivia Games / Re: Monument Valley
« on: May 15, 2009, 08:07:55 AM »
So, i'm leaving for the US west coast and its big parks tomorow. Since I'll spend two days in Monument Valley, I was wondering where the arch was. I didn't see it the first time I went there... Do any of you know?
I'm sure there was a topic about it but I cannot find it...

Noodles...I just spent 3 days there 12-15th researching and studying the film locations.  I visited the Arch a couple of times to get early morning and then midday pictures.  We may have just missed each other!  Thanks to Cusser for his help in locating it!  It was pretty difficult to locate and the road is in bad shape with nails, horse droppings and glass along the way.  Make sure you have spare tires and "fix a flat"!!

This has been one of the BIG highlights of my life getting to see the Arch.  I had a very strange feeling visiting it....a sense of wonder and creepiness all at the same time.  We stayed with some locals who knew the history of the Arch and had some very interesting things to say about.  We took a couple hundred pictures.  I will post some when I get the sorted. 

Did the drive through the Mittens and saw the three sisters etc...


Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The arch (2008 version)
« on: September 24, 2008, 11:13:41 AM »
Obviously, in general, December would be colder than March.  I'm at 1000 ft elevation here in Phoenix, and our December daytime highs get to about 64 *F, cool down to maybe 40-45 *F at night.  Monument Valley is about 5500 ft elevation, their December highs should be 40-50 *F.
December ave. high 44, low 27
March ave high 60, low 37

Cusser..thanks for all the help!  I hope we can stand the Dec cold and enjoy the outdoors.  We are excited!



Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The arch (2008 version)
« on: September 19, 2008, 08:33:55 AM »
While traveling North on 163: 14 miles north of Arizona border, dirt road on the west (left) side, the sign is in off the road a little, on the right side of the dirt road.  No, there's no one around for miles, you can drive right up to the arch, it's about 1.5 to 2 miles in, and you can see it to your right on a little hill as you get part-way on the dirt road; you can photograph it, touch it.  The dirt road actually dead/ends and circles the arch.  You do not need an off-road vehicle or 4-wheel drive.

Cusser...thank you very much for your help.  I will just try and look for the little 432 marker on the dirt road.  I can't wait to go!!!  The only thing we are trying to figure out is if we should go in December or March.  I want to avoid crowds as we are staying at either Gouldings or the new "View".  Is the weather really poor in December and unbearably cold even in the day in your experience?



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