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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#76 Post by j99 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:26 am

The screengrabs look fantastic. Really looking forward to it.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#77 Post by admira » Mon May 14, 2012 9:49 pm

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#78 Post by jbeall » Mon May 14, 2012 10:04 pm

Wow! The difference is night and day; absolutely worth a double-dip.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#79 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 15, 2012 8:32 am

Gary doesn't mention it in detail, but I can thoroughly recommend David Sorfa's new booklet essay - as with the transfer (in fact, even more so), it's night and day compared with the rather skimpy piece that accompanied the original release.

And with regard to the transfer, it's extraordinarily unlikely that Second Run would have gone to the expense (and the gamble) of reissuing it if the new master hadn't been a drastic improvement! But it's nice to see absolutely cast-iron side-by-side evidence.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#80 Post by manicsounds » Wed May 16, 2012 5:52 am

Are you happy with the screengrab of you, Michael?

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#81 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 16, 2012 6:02 am

manicsounds wrote:Are you happy with the screengrab of you, Michael?
I'm not really sure how to answer that, except to say that it's a perfectly fair representation of what the intro looks like (or at least one of the bits without film clips).

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#82 Post by TMDaines » Wed May 16, 2012 7:20 am

What tea were you drinking? I'm a Yorkshire Gold man myself.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#83 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 16, 2012 8:14 am

There wasn't anything in the mug - it was a prop designed to add a splash of colour.

I think we may have had lunch on that table shortly before filming started, though.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#84 Post by TMDaines » Wed May 16, 2012 9:03 am

Wow, the magic has all gone.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#85 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 16, 2012 9:12 am

In fact, the whole thing was mocked up on one of the big soundstages at Pinewood.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#86 Post by swo17 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:50 am

I trust this will all be covered in the roundtable commentary on the intro.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#87 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 16, 2012 11:56 am

DVDBeaver's faulty screen capturing fails once again, as the mug is much brighter and more vibrant on the finished disc

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#88 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 16, 2012 12:07 pm

domino harvey wrote:DVDBeaver's faulty screen capturing fails once again, as the mug is much brighter and more vibrant on the finished disc
Yes, they took ages to light it properly. In fact, they were so obsessive about getting that right that we ran out of time for the rest, so I just recorded a couple of hundred of the most frequently used words and a handful of syllables and Polish names and let them put it together in the editing room. They did an amazingly seamless job, all things considered.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#89 Post by Bikey » Wed May 16, 2012 12:34 pm

MichaelB wrote:In fact, the whole thing was mocked up on one of the big soundstages at Pinewood.
Such a big production and such hard work and yet no one has even noticed the stack visible in the right-hand corner of that frame?!

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#90 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 16, 2012 12:41 pm

Bikey wrote:
MichaelB wrote:In fact, the whole thing was mocked up on one of the big soundstages at Pinewood.
Such a big production and such hard work and yet no one has even noticed the stack visible in the right-hand corner of that frame?!
To be fair, they're only going from that frame grab - they won't have seen the spectacular CGI bit in the middle when they suddenly leap up in the air and start whirling round my head.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#91 Post by Bikey » Mon May 21, 2012 8:29 am

A wonderful new piece by Anthony Nield at The Quietus just in

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#92 Post by Bikey » Tue May 22, 2012 1:56 pm

Full details of the release are now up at our website

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#93 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 22, 2012 3:36 pm

...which reveals amongst other things that the new version has its own spine number: 71.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#94 Post by Bikey » Mon May 28, 2012 1:38 pm

"Could easily sit amongst the greatest films I've ever seen" - Michael Ewins at E-Film Blog

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#95 Post by MichaelB » Mon May 28, 2012 2:09 pm

I love the way that I got blamed for the "subliminal marketing" and Second Run got let off the hook!

For the record, that wasn't my flat, those weren't my DVDs, and I'm nowhere near as convinced as he is that their presence on camera was accidental.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#96 Post by j99 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:32 am

Bikey wrote: Such a big production and such hard work and yet no one has even noticed the stack visible in the right-hand corner of that frame?!
My eyes wandered over there after a few minutes after being dazzled by the multi-coloured mug. Can't actually remember whether there were a pile of CDs in there or not, but there was no chance of deciphering any of the titles anyway. Haven't watched the film in full yet, but delighted with the clips I saw in the intro. Looks like a superb restoration, and I hope my local library knows about this and replaces their old, decrepit version with the new one.

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Re: 5 Mother Joan of the Angels

#97 Post by Duncan Hopper » Wed May 30, 2012 12:41 pm

MichaelB wrote:I love the way that I got blamed for the "subliminal marketing" and Second Run got let off the hook!

For the record, that wasn't my flat, those weren't my DVDs, and I'm nowhere near as convinced as he is that their presence on camera was accidental.

Its not the first time said DVD stack has appeared on film. Check the Peter Strickland's introduction to Szindbad.

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Re: 5/71 Mother Joan of the Angels

#98 Post by McCrutchy » Thu May 31, 2012 2:07 am

Second Run should make it like a game: Have the interviewee pick several of their favorite titles from the catalog, and place them in a stack in an only somewhat inconspicuous area of the camera range. :D

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Re: 5/71 Mother Joan of the Angels

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Re: 5/71 Mother Joan of the Angels

#100 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:39 am

The Arts Desk.

(Just to clarify, I didn't claim that Kawalerowicz specifically had seen Black Narcissus, just that it was possibly - indeed, probably - the only example of genuine nunsploitation that the Poles would have had a chance to have seen prior to Mother Joan: it was definitely released over there because there's a famous Polish poster by Henryk Tomaszewski.)

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