From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2008 - 09:36:01 PDT
Isn't it more about the filmmaker's original intentions, and our
being able to see that, assuming these kinds of filmmakers are
artists of some sort.
Then again maybe films made by collaboration to begin with should
also include the input of the distributors who cut them down to a
more commercial size or whatever their reasons are for adding their
two cent to the equation.
It would be important to know what Lang felt about these incisions
and snips when they first happened, anyone know that history offhand?
I hardly recall too many stories of directors saying they appreciated
such "improvements". By the way, is the 8 hour version of Greed
restored, to anyone's knowledge?
On Jul 6, 2008, at 11:41 PM, Marcos Ortega wrote:
> I think the Murnau Foudnation is on the task, but the print's
> conditions are poor, so the restoration may take a bit...
> I've always had mixed feelings about these 'long versions'. More is
> not necesarily better, and a different cut could give the film a
> whole different pace and rythm. We'll see :)
> Quoting Ken Bawcom <email suppressed>:
>> Quoting Francisco Torres <email suppressed>:
>>> Metropolis has been "Restored" twice since the 80s... So another
>>> restoration is on the way!
>>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>> We hope! Right now, the print isn't leaving Argentina. Who knows how
>> long negotiations will take?
>> Ken B.
>> "Those who would give up essential liberty
>> to purchase a little temporary safety
>> deserve neither liberty, nor safety."
>> Benjamin Franklin 1775
>> "I know that the hypnotized never lie... Do ya?"
>> Pete Townshend 1971
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.