Re: 16mm projector recommendations?

MileFilms@aol.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 09:02:10 -0700 (PDT)

In a message dated 7/12/01 8:01:44 AM, gzelenka@park-ridge.lib.il.us writes:
<< Good Morning!

It figures that prior to my film noir and silent film programs my old 16mm

Elmo projector would die. Does anyone have any suggestions for buying a new

one? Are there any out there that are better or the best?

Thanks, Gena Z. >>

Dear Gena,
There are dark forces at work there, obviously. However, as a person dealing
with silent films and someone who buys 16mm projectors, I would seek a great
used projector that has been properly inspected and serviced. They're a
quarter to half the price and usually just as reliable and in many cases,
MORE reliable than new projectors. And since you're doing a silent series,
you might want a projector that can deal with variable speeds rather than one
with a "silent speed" setting that is usually much too slow for any silent
films made after 1920. (You can read about this at <A
HREF="http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/">
http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/</A> )
I'm sure Jessica at Kino knows the number, but there's a person in Chicago,
James Bond, who is one of the best in the country -- though I'm not positive
he deals with 16mm.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: (201) 767-3117 or (800) 603-1104
Fax: (201) 767-3035
Email: milefilms@aol.com
www.milestonefilms.com