From: Gene Youngblood (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 13:49:35 PDT
Thanks again for encouraging news about Will. And I want to second your
opinion that Pasteur3 is a remarkable film, one of his best.
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From: "Mark Toscano" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:39 PM
Subject: [Frameworks] additional Hindle update
> Two other pieces of info to share about the Will Hindle restoration work:
> -I just went through the only extant print of Trekkerriff, Will's last
> film from 1985, and found it to be more or less pristine. Originals are
> lost, this is the only thing that survives. It's going to the lab
> tomorrow. Not sure what will ultimately be done with this one in terms of
> exhibition/distribution. In a letter to Canyon Cinema just a few months
> before his sudden death in 1987, he told them that he'd be sending the
> film out to them very soon, so my assumption is that Will wanted it in
> distribution. But I also know from Shellie Fleming that he wasn't totally
> satisfied with the soundtrack and may have been considering (or even
> working on) a second track. Regardless, I'm sure it will be showable
> somehow, and Hindle fans will definitely be hearing one way or the other.
> I've still never seen it myself, not wanting to risk projecting the one
> surviving print.
> -I had gone through the ABC rolls for Pasteur3 about 6 years ago when I
> pulled them out of Deluxe Hollywood's vaults (amazing it was still there).
> My hazy memory was that the originals had some color fading problems, so
> I'd always been bummed when considering what to do with this one - the
> only two decent prints out there are kind of muddy and grubby 7389 prints
> from Canyon that had also faded somewhat. Well, to satisfy my curiosity,
> I pulled the originals out of the vault and was honestly ecstatic to
> discover that the color is totally fine all the way through, and in fact
> there's no serious damage of any kind. So this one's going to get prepped
> and sent off to the lab too, as soon as I can look at it again more
> closely and work out the printing notes and all that.
> Pasteur3 is one of Will's lesser known films, and is one I like very much.
> It's an unusually humorous piece in many ways, but deeply human and
> touching, and no less visually exciting than his other work. In fact, I
> think the more restrained but striking visuals in this film are quite
> powerful. I always liked what Brakhage said in reference to it: "...How
> odd it is to walk through this world and find there are things that poison
> All the best,
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