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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

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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