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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:21 pm 
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Announced restorations for Berlinale 2018, including Ozu, Wenders, Lumet, and Kalatozov.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:45 pm 
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MoMA apparently held a retrospective on William K. Howard last summer, but you have a chance to see his films again during To Save and Project, which is going on right now.

I caught Transatlantic last night and it's every bit the revelation Dave Kehr made it out to be, a technical marvel that in 1931 builds on the cinematographic breakthroughs Murnau and others made before that transition period when sound recording seemed to hamper filmmaking like a lead weight. In many ways, it also looks forward to the stylistic innovations of Citizen Kane.

The restoration is also a pretty amazing. Apparently NO print of the domestic version exists, so what they created was a Frankenstein version pieced together from various exported versions that had been dubbed in different languages, and then matching the visuals to a copy of the English soundtrack. (A few sections of English dialogue were still missing and had to be covered with subtitles.) They projected a DCP and what they had looked pretty hazy and often VERY grainy, but considering the circumstances, it's a commendable job.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:27 am 

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Is there any known reason why Uma (1941) directed by Kajirô Yamamoto and co-directed by Akira Kurosawa has not been restored and released on DVD or Blu-ray? Out of all of the films from the past, you would think that anything touched by either director would be at the top of the list to be released to the public?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:34 am 
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The NFSA in Australia has just restored The Cheaters (1929), directed by Paulette McDonagh. It premiered earlier this month.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:41 pm 
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I'm currently watching TCM. A between films segment, Ben Mankiewicz is interviewing John Bailey, President of The Film Academy Arts and Sciences, they are talking about the Academy Archives in which they have taken up film restorations. Bailey said they work closely with other organizations like the Film Foundation and the UCLA Archive. They are currently working on restoring Detour. That would be awesome. Especially if they came across some better elements. Hopefully it's on Criterion's radar.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:42 pm 
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At the current Noir City festival in San Francisco, Eddie Muller announced that the screening of I Walk Alone, starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, was a new digital restoration from Universal. There is still a fair amount of speckling and damage apparent, so it wasn’t a full restoration. It still looked pretty darned good.


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