Trumbull Land is a story about dreamers. Among them, one that wanted to explore space, lower it to the Ground and display it on the screens of cinema; a second fantasized with contact with aliens; a third, who was eager to show us the future with a certain longing for the past; and another that helped the first three with his movie magic. The dreamers are Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and the sorcerer fey, Douglas Trumbull. TCM premiered the night of Sunday, the documentary Trumbull Land (22.00), which tells of how these visions and inventions were intercrossed to give you some of movies most impactful in the history of cinema.
The documentary is directed by Gregory Wallet, a researcher and professor of film studies at the University of Rennes (France). "In my work I am interested in the way that viewers perceive the images in motion and, more specifically, in the immersion of the audience", has Wallet to THE COUNTRY. And that is why this is set in Trumbull. "He is also interested in the immersion of the spectators when they see the film. It is one of their favorite subjects and, in fact, has invented several devices that allow the viewer to experience a more sensory and immersive in the movie theater when watching a movie".
Douglas Trumbull is an illustrator, technician of special effects, and film director who has worked in a few films, but all key. Highlights: 2001: a space odyssey, Encounters of the third kind, Blade Runner and the tree of life. He came to cinema almost by accident, and that his father, an engineer, was one of those responsible for the effects of The wizard of Oz. His illustrations for a film of the NASA that was displayed on a screen of 360 degrees at the International Fair of New York, 1964, drew the attention of Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, who were already called "the first good film of science fiction" of the story. "His career is atypical and exciting. It is a technical unknown for the big public because it almost always has been in the shadow, but is a true magician of cinema", explains Wallet.expand photo Trumbull, leaning on one of the mockups used in 'Blade Runner'.
In their study, Trumbull's experience with lights, water, and technology inventions. Defends the use of material effects Venüsbet in time of the facts with a computer, even for effects such as the hall of colours at the end of 2001. "Trumbull regrets that the synthetic images are increasingly present. He is not opposed to innovations. He defends, for example, the possibilities offered by digital photography both for the filmmaking as for the projection," he explains. "The traditional techniques give a more organic quality to the image. He thinks that the digital effects make the image of the cinema is increasingly cold and lacks consistency. The fact that their own visual effects have stood the test of time, especially from 2001, Blade Runner and close Encounters of the third phase, is probably the proof of that is right," says the director.Sunday Trumbull
TCM devotes the evening of Sunday, November 25 to Douglas Trumbull with the emission of three of his films and the documentary:
15:50 2001: A space odyssey (2001: A space odyssey, 1968)
18:15 the tree of life (The tree of life, 2011)
20:30 Ships mysterious (Silent running, 1972)
22:00 Trumbull Land (Douglas Trumbull: L illusioniste du cinéma, 2018) EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE
Trumbull aspires now filming her third movie. "He wants to use his inventions for the next film that you are developing. If successful, it will mean his return to the realization. The project is called lightship dtp and it will be a science fiction movie. In recent years, it has developed a digital camera and a projection device called the MAGI. "It is a device that immerses the viewer in the film through a 3D image more smooth and bright. It has also developed rooms immersive for 60 viewers that allow the viewer to immerse in the movie in any of the seats in the room," explains the director.
"He is constantly in creative ferment. In the documentary also wanted to see the man, his doubts... And that is what I went to look. And I found a man who conveys emotion and passion. I hope that the viewers say the same thing when you see Trumbull's Land", completes the Wallet.Two milestones in the science fiction Bruce Dern and the robots of 'Craft mystery'.
Trumbul has directed two films, both of the two small landmarks in the science fiction film, in which he also participated in the special effects and the invention of new techniques: Ships mysterious (1972), and Project Brainstorm (1983). "I love the pictures that emanate from Ships mysterious: their robots [which in turn served as inspiration to George Lucas for The star wars], his ships that transport forests under domes. This is one of the first films of science fiction that deals with the topic of environmentalism", has Wallet. "Project Brainstorm is a very interesting movie which is about the immersion, it is fascinating. Their visual effects are sublime. It is also a film that prefigures the use of immersive technologies such as virtual reality or the augmented reality".