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FrauBlucher
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#326 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49 am

This could very well be a Criterion release. This is right down their alley. Lewis Milestone had an old phantom page and folks surmised it was for Of Mice and Men but could very well be for Rain.

Stefan Andersson
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#327 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:20 pm

Video from the 2016 San Francisco Silent Film Festival - Georges Mounier, of the Cinematheque Francaise, explains the various versions of Napoleon and the find of the 8-page continuity document which the Cinematheque used as a guideline for their restoration of Napoleon:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/video/1438.html
We also learn that there are separate negatives for the Apollo and Opéra versions.

Restoration of Marsellaise sequence:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/video/477.html

Hiventy has apparently restored La Belle Noiseuse/Divertimento version:
https://www.hiventy.com/?portfolio=la-b ... vertimento
and Renoir´s Nana:
https://www.hiventy.com/?portfolio=nana
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#328 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:23 am

Gleaned from the latest Film Comment - some new restorations:

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea´s Death of a Bureaucrat (1966), A Cuban Fight Against Demons (1972), The Art of Tobacco (1974), The Last Supper (1976), The Survivors (1979),
restored by Academy Film Archive in association with Cinemateca de Cuba

Struggling (Shi Dongshan, 1932), restored by China Film Archive

Ten of Vittorio de Seta´s documentary shorts (1954-59), restored by Cineteca Bologna

Are We Winning Mommy? America and the Cold War (Barbara Margolis, 1986), restored vby IndieCollect

Grand Opera: An Historical Romance (James Benning, 1979), restored by Austrian Film Museum

El último malón (The Last Uprising, Alcides Greca, 1917), restored by Museo del Cine de Buenos Aires

Stefan Andersson
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#329 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 am

Extensive info in French about the Quai des Brumes resto:
https://www.academia.edu/2392231/Restau ... des_brumes

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#330 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 am

Nice, downloadable text (in French and English) about the resto of Vacances de M. Hulot:
https://docplayer.fr/9046608-Version-re ... vague.html
Also here:
https://www.lecinematographe.com/attachment/1729316/

For the record, some older items:

Rivette´s first three short films:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/843.html

Belle Noiseuse / Divertimento:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/975.html

Dolci inganni, Lattuada:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1373.html
Article mentions a resto of Lattuada´s "Guadalina". Both films to be released on DVD by Acacias, a French distributor.

Gay-themed Reichenbach shorts:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/923.html

Bay of Angels, Demy:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/30.html

Jacques Rozier shorts:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1241.html
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1059.html

Voyage au Congo, Marc Allégret (1925):
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1130.html

Avoir vingt ans dans les Aurès (1972):
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1167.html

La Chanson du Coeur (1932), first Egyptian sound film:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/38.html

Documenteur, Agnes Varda:
https://www.cine-tamaris.fr/wp-content/ ... _dp_bd.pdf
https://www.cine-tamaris.fr/documenteur ... 64757-d4d6

Tell Me Lies, Peter Brook:
https://www.technicolor.com/news/tell-me-lies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tell_Me_L ... _2010-2012

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