Lost Films

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knives
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Re: Lost Films

#301 Post by knives » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:55 am

My god, I don't think I even have heard of that one before. I guess this means that we have two Hitchcocks now that are lost or incomplete.

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Re: Lost Films

#302 Post by Jeff » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:05 am

knives wrote:My god, I don't think I even have heard of that one before. I guess this means that we have two Hitchcocks now that are lost or incomplete.
Now that I look more closely, Hitchcock isn't the credited director, Graham Cutts is. Hitch was the film’s writer, assistant director, art director, and editor though.

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#303 Post by knives » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:08 am

Still pretty important at least for the look into Hitch's mind.

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#304 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:49 am

Is that Hitchcock himself making a cameo as a card player in the eighth still (second from left)?

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Re: Lost Films

#305 Post by Jeff » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:28 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:Is that Hitchcock himself making a cameo as a card player in the eighth still (second from left)?
It's tough to tell. Looks like it could be. Hitch had wavy hair at the time, but he didn't get quite so fat and jowly until later.

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Re: Lost Films

#306 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:54 pm

Lost Pola Negri film found -- Mania: The History of a Cigarette Factory Worker from 1918

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#307 Post by MichaelB » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:03 pm

It was found several years ago, but last Sunday saw the world premiere of the 4K restoration. It's going on tour to a handful of European cities this autumn.

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Re: Lost Films

#308 Post by Jonathan S » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:25 am

Not a lost film, but paralleling the discovery in the Grémillon thread, a US antique dealer on Nitrateville claims to have found the important original sound discs for the 1929 British silent The Wrecker, which had to be issued on DVD with a new score. He wants to reunite them with the film, though according to his account his initial approach - 20 years ago - to a BFI rep (in the US, if I understand correctly) was met with scepticism and failed to produce any agreement.

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#309 Post by LouieD » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:31 am

Hello, first time posting to the forum and I can't wait to dive in! I love lost films and have recently uncovered some home movies of the 30's comedian El Brendel including a previously unknown kinescope of a 1949 TV episode:

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#310 Post by fantomas78 » Wed May 09, 2012 4:55 pm

Three Herschel Gordon Lewis films, previously thought lost, have been located and their restoration is the subject of a Kickstarter project.
Through a combination of luck, happenstance and a lot of negotiating, we've acquired the negatives for acclaimed cult filmmaker Herschel Gordon Lewis' three lost sexploitation pictures, LINDA & ABILENE (1969), ECSTASIES OF WOMEN (1969) and BLACK LOVE (1971) and are seeking funds to properly restore and preserve them and, ultimately, allow the public to appreciate them for decades to come.

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#311 Post by L.A. » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:41 am


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#312 Post by L.A. » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:59 am

Don't know where else to post this but hopefully I can post it here...

Unique Pre-Soviet Film Collection Heads Home to Russia

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Rufus T. Firefly
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Re: Lost Films

#313 Post by Rufus T. Firefly » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:12 am

According to this posting on Nitrateville, The Vitaphone Project have located the lost Three Stooges short Hello Pop!.
I am happy to announce that The Vitaphone Project has located a complete Technicolor print of the long-lost Stooges 1933 MGM Colortone short HELLO POP! This is the only lost short with all three Stooges, and also stars Ted Healy and Henry Armetta. The 35mm nitrate print was found overseas and after some torturous steps to get the nitrate packaged and shipped, it is today safely in the hands of my friend Eric Aijayla at YCM labs. Ned Price at WB has ensured the funding of the restoration, and ideally we could see this within a year. The sole known print burned in the big MGM fire in the 1960's.

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#314 Post by Kauno » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:40 am

A fellow I know found some reels of film, probably from 1940’s or 50’s. He is a greedy bastard and is planning to sell them though he has keine Ahnung what those films are about. Or so I heard. I know I ought not to stand here with my hands down the front of my trousers. I hate this guy more with each passing day, but I should call him and talk him some sense. What should I say?

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#315 Post by Tommaso » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:24 am

Ask to have a look at the beginning, perhaps you can identify the film by the credits and then see whether it's anything of value. If it's from the 40s or 50s, it's unlikely to be a lost film anyway.

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#316 Post by Kauno » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:33 am

Danke. That's pretty much what I figured, but the problem is that neither he nor I have no means to inspect these films. I guess I will buy these reels and then donate them somewhere. Probably the films are all about some holiday trips to Normandy France.

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Re: Lost Films

#317 Post by skuhn8 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:48 am

Kauno wrote:Danke. That's pretty much what I figured, but the problem is that neither he nor I have no means to inspect these films. I guess I will buy these reels and then donate them somewhere. Probably the films are all about some holiday trips to Normandy France.
No means? I think you need a source of light and a magnifying glass.

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Re: Lost Films

#318 Post by Kauno » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:55 am

You just humiliated me, you no hair magyar. Thanks to you too, skuhn.

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#319 Post by skuhn8 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:52 am

Kauno wrote:You just humiliated me, you no hair magyar. Thanks to you too, skuhn.
It's 'no-hair Magyar', Kauno. Please hyphenate and capitalize when appropriate.

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Re: Lost Films

#320 Post by zedz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:05 pm

Kauno wrote:you no hair magyar
It's one of the lesser-known tragedies of the forum. All those years ago, skuhn adopted that avatar as a joke; now, he looks exactly like that.

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knives
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#321 Post by knives » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:39 pm

That's why I stick to an avatar I already look like.

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Re: Lost Films

#322 Post by Brian C » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:10 pm

Me too.

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#323 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:17 pm

And me

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#324 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:26 pm

I also look like Knives' avatar

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Re: Lost Films

#325 Post by zedz » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:16 pm

Oh, we all look like that.

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