Dustin and Warren may not look so terrific in the upcoming "Ishtar"--all that Moroccan sun and wind--but they ought to look swell in interviews filmed in recent days with electronic media members from outside L.A.
TV interviewers were herded into a room at the Westwood Marquee for 10-minute chats with the starry pair last weekend. Instead of the customary videotape set-up, they found noted cinematographer William Fraker ("Heaven Can Wait," "Close Encounters") and a crew of 22--filming in 35-millimeter!
(Stu Rosenthal of Portland's KATU-TV said that he was told that the 50-year-old Beatty feels he doesn't look good on videotape.)
Columbia publicity rep Ed Russell insisted that shooting in 35-mm isn't that much more costly than video. But a source who tapes many studio junkets told us that costs are considerably higher for the additional processing, lighting and shipping costs, plus larger crews.