Re: Kenneth Anger restorations (from Ross L)

From: Charlotte Lipman (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 22:41:36 PDT

first, thanks to mark for posting on my behalf.. I do hope to be able to
answer questions soon, but am currently in the midst of our bi-annual
Festival of Preservation madness, of which the Anger program is just a part
(next up, I'm battling with Cassavetes' FACES).

briefly, however, mark did an excellent job of explaining the technical
issues involved.. (thanks!) And jeff is exactly right--I first discovered
the image flopping by comparing the old 16mm copies of RM to the slates in
the 35mm.

as for 16mm "vs" 35.. take a look at the prints. (yes, I'm very aware of
the issues, and have written my views on it, both pro and con, elsewhere.)

best (for now)

Ross Lipman

> On Aug 8, 2006, at 8:00 PM, Mark Toscano wrote:
>> Regarding the Rabbit's Moon "image orientation": when
>> Kenneth rediscovered the 35mm negative in 1970 or so
>> (at the Cinematheque Francaise), he had it reduced to
>> 16mm and cut his A and B rolls in 16mm from that
>> reduction.
> I projected a reel of rushes from Rabbit's Moon in '71, or so,
> at Camille Cook's Magic Lantern Society at the Museum of
> Comtemporary Art in Chicago. It was the 16mm reduction, and
> I do recall the slates reading backwards (or perhaps it was
> a double perf print, and we flipped it? so long ago.).
> Jeff "my projectin' days are over" Kreines
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