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Encyclopedia > Transfer (film)

Transfer is a 1966 short film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. It features two actors, Mort Ritts and Rafe Macpherson, and runs for seven minutes. See also: 1965 in film 1966 1967 in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, meters Audrey Tautou on the set of A Very Long Engagement. ... A film editor is a person who practices film editing by assembling separate takes into a coherent film. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg (born March 16, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ...


In Cronenberg on Cronenberg, edited by Chris Rodley (ISBN 0571191371), Cronenberg has summarised Transfer as follows:


"Transfer, my first film, was a surreal sketch for two people - a psychiatrist and his patient - at a table set for dinner in the middle of a field covered in snow. The psychiatrist has been followed by his obsessive former patient. The only relationship the patient has had which has meant anything to him has been with the psychiatrist. The patient complains that he has invented things to amuse and occasionally worry the psychiatrist but that he has remained unappreciative of his efforts."



Movies by David Cronenberg
Transfer | From the Drain | Stereo | Crimes of the Future | Shivers | Rabid | Fast Company | The Brood | Scanners | The Dead Zone | Videodrome | The Fly | Dead Ringers | Naked Lunch | M. Butterfly | Crash | eXistenZ | Spider | A History of Violence

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Movie film transfer FAQs (1045 words)
Moving film is made up from an infinitely varying collection of dots, giving virtually infinite resolution; though the size of the dots, and the quality of the lenses, are limiting factors.
Film can handle some changes to colour temperature, showing them as they are, and let your eyes adjust as they do normally, before compensation has to be used (colour correction filters on the camera, and/or colour grading while processing).
Film transfers require constant monitoring, frequent manual adjustments to exposure (automatic iris control doesn't work well when filming flickering light sources, and very contrasty films require a choice about whether to concentrate on the darker or brighter aspects of the shot), and usually involve a lot of spool changing, or repairs to very old splices.
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