Film Restoration and Preservation

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Nice.  Thanks Marty!   How do we participate?  :ponder:


Quote from: wilder on April 22, 2022, 02:05:10 PMMartin Scorsese Foundation Launches Free Virtual Screening Room For Film Restorations
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Martin Scorsese is taking his love of cinema in a new direction. His long-running nonprofit The Film Foundation, dedicated to film preservation and the exhibition of restored and classic cinema, is officially launching a free virtual screening room to showcase film restorations.

The first Film Foundation restoration screening is set to launch Monday, May 9, and will feature the 1945 romantic comedy "I Know Where I'm Going!," directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey. Scorsese is a longtime admirer of Powell and Pressburger. His longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker was married to Michael Powell for six years and the Scorsese was able to get to know the legendary English filmmaker intimately through her.

Quote from: wilberfan on April 22, 2022, 05:23:39 PMNice.  Thanks Marty!   How do we participate?  :ponder:


James Mockoski: New 4K Restoration of Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart Coming Soon

James Mockoski, archivist and restoration supervisor for Francis Ford Coppola's company American Zoetrope, revealed today that he is overseeing a brand new 4K restoration of One From the Heart (1982). Preliminary plans for an upcoming 4K Blu-ray release have not yet been revealed.

Description: Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola shines his spotlight on a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the 4th of July leads them both to a night on the strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Nastassia Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice?

Featuring breathtaking design, show stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits, this neon explosion of color, sound and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers.


L'Inferno (1911) was recently restored in 4K and is getting a very limited run blu-ray release via IndieGogo

QuoteL'Inferno is a 1911 Italian silent film, loosely adapted from Inferno, the first canticle of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. L'Inferno took over three years to make, and was the first full-length Italian feature film.

The ambitiousness of early Italian film production is marked in a series of grand-themed epic feature films that were produced long before the feature film took hold in Europe and America. Only the Australians had embraced the feature film before the whole-hearted dedication to the form by the Italians.

In L'Inferno (1911) we have a fine example of early epic filmmaking, for the scope of the subject matter is broad and the production is visually impressive. Themes of Italian history were often chosen in early Italian feature films to signal the solemn artistic intent of their filmmakers and to provide a more dramatic perceived context within which to mount lengthier stories. L'Inferno is no exception from this trend.

Based on the first part of Dante Alighieri's mammoth epic poem The Divine Comedy, L'Inferno faithfully follows the source poem in its representation of the journey of the author Dante through the realm of Hell as guided by the master poet Virgil. The production design is highly-influenced by and faithful to the illustrations of Gustave Dore, and is a visual treat for the viewer.


QuoteThe new 4k restorations of the "Three Colors" trilogy open at Film at Lincoln Center with a national rollout to follow. "Three Colors: Blue" opens July 8, "Three Colors: White" opens August 5, and "Three Colors: Red" opens August 26.