Re: overpriced Brakhage on eBay?

From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Sep 30 2007 - 17:55:24 PDT

saul ostrow wrote:

> but its vintage

Oh, yes, and so it will turn to vinegar decades sooner than a new print.

"Vintage prints" do not mean the same thing in avant-garde film as they
do in the photo world. There, the photographer has typically made a
"vintage" print her- or him-self, and near the time the image was shot.
Many avant-garde filmmakers did not even check the prints that came back
from the lab very carefully. Also, a "vintage" film print may have been
projected dozens of times, and have scratches and splices and coffee
stains and more.

Fred Camper

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