Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saving Cinema: Why Film Restoration is So Important

According to this video, these are the real unsung heroes of cinema.

There are so many individuals that contribute immensely to the art and craft of filmmaking, from makeup artists to producers. However, there are those that work behind the scenes to ensure that films, both new and old, last long after the celluloid on which they were captured fades and decays, those that The Royal Ocean Film Society call the true unsung heroes of cinema. In this video, learn about the vital work that has been done and continues to be done to restore and preserve some of the most important films in cinematic history.

Film restoration may not be the sexiest topic when it comes to cinema, but it is an important one. Could you imagine films like The Shawshank Redemption, The Red Shoes, Pulp Fiction, or The Godfather being lost to posterity, never to ever be seen in its original quality or, even worse, at all because someone improperly stored the original copy? It may seem unimaginable, but this has happened countless times before to other films.

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