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by luciano
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen
Replies: 48
Views: 6587

Re: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen

siriami wrote:The Cinematheque Franćaise in Paris has the original "Mrs Bates" head from "Psycho" on display - apparently donated by Mr Hitchcock. Now that's what I call an artefact!
I tried to sneak a photo of that but their quite strict!
by luciano
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How were silent tinted prints assembled for distribution?
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: How were silent tinted prints assembled for distribution

Just a quick example here. If you had a short film with 10 blue scenes, 12 amber scenes, and 2 green scenes, a print would be split up into 3 rolls. One roll all blue scenes, one all amber, and one all green. These rolls would be dyed and spliced back together in their correct order. The splices ran...
by luciano
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen
Replies: 48
Views: 6587

Re: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen

I also went to the Cinematheque and saw the costume. Seeing the original drawing of the moon by Melies was quite something as well. As for my favorite brush with film history, an acquaintance of mine who worked on Lawrence of Arabia’s restoration gave me a frame from the negative. It shows someone h...
by luciano
Thu May 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: 2001: A Space Odyssey gets 50th anniversary 70mm run
Replies: 22
Views: 4800

Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey gets 50th anniversary 70mm run

I wonder if they used wet gate or not? I've heard some say that wet gate softens the image slightly. Idk if that's true, maybe Nolan opted to pass on in. Questions for Vince Roth I guess.
by luciano
Mon May 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: 2001: A Space Odyssey gets 50th anniversary 70mm run
Replies: 22
Views: 4800

Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey gets 50th anniversary 70mm run

Saw it at the Castro. Looked wonderful, never noticed the star child's eyes moving in the final close up!
by luciano
Fri May 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: June 16 is Buster Keaton Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: June 16 is Buster Keaton Day

boblipton wrote:How absurd. Every day is Buster Keaton Day.

Bob
True :lol:
by luciano
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best Regular 8mm Projector
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Best Regular 8mm Projector

I've gotten so caught up in larger formats that I sometimes neglect this one. I have many family films, which I've transferred, though I'd still like to project them once in a while. I currently use a Bell & Howell 256 but the auto load makes me a little nervous. Is there an "archival" quality 8mm p...
by luciano
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How were 35mm films reproduced?
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: How were 35mm films reproduced?

https://theleastpictureshow.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/metropolis-1.jpg" target="_blank The image above represents to me what a good older print looks like. It’s just a very clear, sharp image with really good grey tones/shadow detail and striking highlights. Using good lenses with 5222 stock (you ...
by luciano
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: How were 35mm films reproduced?
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: How were 35mm films reproduced?

I’m a little rusty, someone can probably give you a better explanation but here goes. Sometimes there would be two cameras side by side, one for an American negative, the other for foreign prints. You’d end up with two negatives which would be cut to match a work-print (the first print made off the ...
by luciano
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Technicolor vs. DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Re: Technicolor vs. DVD

Gosh, I much prefer the original color! So much depth and beauty and that is just the title card! What weirds me out is that if I hadn't picked up this print I wouldn't have known how much I was missing it terms of color and depth. When Mickey does what he does I'm going to laugh no matter what, bu...
by luciano
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Technicolor vs. DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Re: Technicolor vs. DVD

Disney is notorious for doing this. The early Technicolor shorts they made have more of an amber, storybook color to them, and the new transfers are skewed towards blue, presumably to juice other colors up. Another example: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/184714_1909008607689_7940992_...
by luciano
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Were the Three Keatons Ever Filmed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2737

Re: Were the Three Keatons Ever Filmed?

I've seen the Educational Short, gives a small glimpse into what their stage act was like. Didn't Keaton's mom play the saxophone while various gags ensued onstage? That would've been a riot to see.
by luciano
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Were the Three Keatons Ever Filmed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2737

Were the Three Keatons Ever Filmed?

Just curious, were the Three Keatons ever filmed in their prime, around 1904 or 1905? They were quite successful so I'd imagine the chances for them being filmed would’ve been pretty high. Would be really cool to see Keaton in motion during that time.
by luciano
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Technicolor vs. DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Technicolor vs. DVD

I picked up a 35mm I.B Tech print of one my favorite Disney shorts, while I was checking it I couldn't help but notice an incredible color shift from my print to the DVD. Just curious how the color can be so dramatically different (background goes from tan to cool blue), also wondering which one is ...
by luciano
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Getting Technicolor Effect
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Getting Technicolor Effect

Many vintage technicolor prints from 30's looks pretty bad, contrasting, yellowed, poor definition. The movie the aviator tried to recreate some technicolor, two color and three color, but I found very different. There was a video explaning the digital filters used to try recreate the effects, but ...
by luciano
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Getting Technicolor Effect
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Getting Technicolor Effect

Just curious about how to go about getting a Technicolor “look”. By that I mean the violet flashes that come from shining lights, silver dishes, swords (Robin Hood), etc. I will be shooting the footage digitally in 4K. Robin Hood Screenshot: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews40/Adventures%20o...
by luciano
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: KEATON BOX SET FROM EUREKA COMING SOON
Replies: 82
Views: 27827

Re: KEATON BOX SET FROM EUREKA COMING SOON

Here's the trailer:

by luciano
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic movies
Replies: 112
Views: 16196

Re: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic mov

What amazes me is that old farts - even older than I am, such as Sir Paul McCartney and Sir "Mick" Jagger are still considered "cool" (is that the right word?) by the young. I don't know about Mick, but we saw Paul on his latest tour and WOW...3 hours and no intermission of non-stop power. I think ...
by luciano
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Buster Keaton's DAYDREAMS (1922) in 16mm
Replies: 3
Views: 3569

Re: Buster Keaton's DAYDREAMS (1922) in 16mm

Is this true? Is there an actual complete print of Daydreamd in existence? If so, wouldn't it be nice to share it with other people instead of keeping it for oneself? It would have been lovely to see it included in the last Blu-Ray edition of the Keaton shorts... As described this print has the pet...
by luciano
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic movies
Replies: 112
Views: 16196

Re: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic mov

... Silent and classic film isn't that far of a leap when you think about it, it just has to be approached in a way that makes it feel new. I never approach my friends and go,"I'm going to show you a silent film from a bygone era." I usually say,"There's this really cool actor, Buster Keaton we sho...
by luciano
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic movies
Replies: 112
Views: 16196

Re: NY Post: Millennials don’t really care about classic mov

My mom showed me classic and silent film as early as 2 or 3. Now I'm 18 and we still enjoy sharing these films with others. The interesting thing was is that when I was shown a classic film it wasn't a history lesson. She enjoys classic film and she simply showed me these films without any context o...
by luciano
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Blu-ray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: 20,000 Leagues Blu-ray?

Oh well :|
by luciano
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Blu-ray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: 20,000 Leagues Blu-ray?

Paul Penna wrote:
luciano wrote:Just saw this image online...
Where online?
I saw the image in Google images and visited the page. It seems like a torrent website. Rather odd, really.

http://www.m-hddl.com/graveyard/184104- ... elite.html" target="_blank
by luciano
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Blu-ray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

20,000 Leagues Blu-ray?

Just saw this image online showing a Blu-ray jewel case for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, however I couldn’t really find any more info about it: https://media.focus-cinema.com/i/825/8255511/20-000-lieues-sous-mers-L-_Na2lR.jpeg 20,000 Leagues was restored in 4K as described here: http://www.the-reel...
by luciano
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: When You Fall Down- a Buster Keaton Musical
Replies: 5
Views: 2884

Re: When You Fall Down- a Buster Keaton Musical

wich2 wrote:Break one, James!

-Craig

Break a leg, not your neck, Keaton took care of that.
by luciano
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Urgent Question About Nitrate Print
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Urgent Question About Nitrate Print

Hi there folks, I bought about 400ft of a great nitrate original of a Hal Roach comedy a while ago. It is called "Join the Circus" from 1923 and stars Snub Pollard and Paul Parrot. Unfortunately the seller (god knows why) split the film in half and stated he had sold part 2 separately. Hoping a film...
by luciano
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collectio

Correction...the home movie footage of David Shepard came from me. I provided this to Serge for the AMPAS and SFSFF programs. This comes from about a 5-min film I found in a can marked "David 1942-43" that was in David's collection. Library of Congress scanned it for me. If I get the OK of the fami...
by luciano
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Are Storyboards necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Are Storyboards necessary?

necessary, to actually get the film made? I remember watching one of the episodes of Kevin Brownlow's classic "Hollywood" TV series and Colleen Moore said something about working with scenarios or basic outline of what was to be shot not a script. Francis X. Bushman also mentions in a recording tha...
by luciano
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New Silent Film Channel
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

New Silent Film Channel

Hello there to all you Nitratevillians, I’ve got some special news! I’ve started a Youtube channel called The Cinema-1895 that will be dedicated to silent film related content. I will soon be uploading much more, including a 1080p scan of Snub Pollard’s “Join the Circus” from my original 35mm nitrat...