1. Close encounter with Douglas Trumbull: Visual effects wizard on working in the Berkshires, cinematic breakthroughs

    Close encounter with Douglas Trumbull: Visual effects wizard on working in the Berkshires, cinematic breakthroughs

    Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull, whose screen credits include “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner,” has engineered a high frame rate, 3-D system, which is light years ahead of what Hollywood is now utilizing. “The day of the multiplex is waning… with streaming, downloading and Netflix and HBO doing amazing content on television. So, of course, young movie-goers don’t see any difference. They would just as well watch ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ on this,” Trumbull said while tapping his smartphone during a recent visit to his studio.

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    1. I came to the Berkshires because I wanted a better quality of life. I didn't want to continue with the bad experiences I had had in Hollywood.
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