Some INCREDIBLE Expo '70 shots

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I stumbled upon this website which has some amazing shots of the 1970 Exposition. I was starting to name all the buildings I thought were fascinating - only to realize that I like almost every single one of these pavilions. Very nice indeed!

http://pinktentacle.com/2010/03/photos-expo-70/

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There are some great shots there indeed. I've bookmarked it and will be back there to peruse in detail. Thanks for the link.

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Good find. Brings back some great memories.

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... I was starting to name all the buildings I thought were fascinating - only to realize that I like almost every single one of these pavilions. Very nice indeed!

http://pinktentacle....photos-expo-70/

I agree - all worth the trip - wish I could have gone.

Note that the architects had free reign, a policy which in 1964-65 was denigrated by a number of (to me) short-sighted stick-in-the-mud critics.

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Note that the architects had free reign, a policy which in 1964-65 was denigrated by a number of (to me) short-sighted stick-in-the-mud critics.

Beat me to it, Wayne. I wonder if the critics were as critical of '70 as they were of '64?

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Note that the architects had free reign, a policy which in 1964-65 was denigrated by a number of (to me) short-sighted stick-in-the-mud critics.

There are a lot of people on this Board who swear that the architecture of the '39-40 NYWF was better for that very reason, because it was centrally planned in a huge elegant grandiose scheme.

Personally, I like the free-reign Jetsons stuff. Sure you get a few rat dropping pavilions, but that's the risk you take in also unlocking the great ones.

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I just wanted to chime in. Anyone interested in EXPO 70 should know that Universal Studios recently released a 5 DVD set of amazing footage of the EXPO. I think that the release was only in Japan. And it can be hard to track down. However, the footage is amazing. It all looks like it was 35mm motion picture film originated footage with awesome color! A fan of EXPO 70 would have a great time watching the 10 hours of video in the set.

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Looks like Amazaon.jp has it but about $125.

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The one that I have is available on Japanese Amazon. This is it:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/日本万国博-《40周年記念》-DVD-SET-ドキュメンタリ【期間生産限定/dp/B0034YI8JY/ref=pd_cp_d_1

It looks like it runs around $400 on Amazon. I found it for $300 on EBAY. Either way, a very pricey DVD set. However, I doubt that you could find the footage anywhere else.

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I would be interested, but $125 seems ridiculous to me for something just released (rather than out-of-print).

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Yep, it is a bit pricey. Bill is actually looking at a different DVD collection that the one that I bought. And it is several hundred dollars. But, I imagine that they produced these in a very limited release. And I imagine that once they sell out it will be a very, very hard set to find.

I suspect that some of this footage may be extra B-Roll that was shot as a part of the movie Gamera vs. Jiger. I know that they shot quite a bit of the Expo site for the film. And the quality of the footage looks far better than I have seen come out of any other Expo film.

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