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Mystery Movie

Sharp-eyed photographer Tom Waugh can spot sprocket holes where ordinary mortals see only fire and spectacle:

BurningFilmDoes Lighting the Olympic Flame Involve Setting Fire to a Piece of 35mm Film?

“Every two years, the lighting of the Olympic Flame amidst the ruins of the Temple of Hera is a pretty interesting performance. The torch is lit from the light of the Sun, using a parabolic mirror to focus the Sun’s rays on the fuel in the torch and set it ablaze… but what exactly is that fuel? By the looks of it, at least a small part is a piece of 35mm film.”

Gives fresh meaning to “burning through film”. But if this turns out to be some of the missing footage from Greed I’m going to be pissed

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One response

  1. guy

    They have recently changed this. It’s a Compact Flash card now…

    October 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

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