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New Year, New Discoveries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 3, 2014 9:43 AM
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For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a series called Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations.

A World-Class Archive On Your Home Screen

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 23, 2013 12:00 AM
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Major archives sharing their latest finds on DVD: that’s a 21st century concept, and the latest example is "Lost & Found: American Treasures from the New Zealand Film Archive," just released by the National Film Preservation Foundation

UCLA’S FESTIVAL OF PRESERVATION

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 28, 2013 2:29 PM
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Once again, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is presenting some of its latest preservation efforts on the big screen at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The series ranges from mainstream Hollywood features to live television broadcasts, documentaries, newsreels, and early short subjects that only survive because paper copies were printed from the original negatives in order to secure their copyright.

SEEING DOUBLE: RARE FILMS IN ALTERNATE VERSIONS

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 18, 2013 1:00 AM
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UCLA Film and Television Archive is giving film buffs in Los Angeles an unprecedented opportunity to view six pictures from the transitional period from silence to sound in dual versions, back to back.

Hollywood’s First 3-D Revolution

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2012 2:05 PM
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As 3-D continues to amuse, bemuse, frustrate, and bilk the moviegoing public, little attention is paid to the sweeping events that dominated the year 1953, when the medium revolutionized Hollywood for a tantalizingly brief period of time. There is so much misinformation about the first great wave of 3-D that Bob Furmanek has recently re-launched his 3-D Film Archive website and packed it with fascinating, must-see material for 3-D buffs and neophytes alike.

More Cinefest Adventures…

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 21, 2012 8:31 PM
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Cinefest is a feast of rare silent and early-talkie pictures, with three rotating pianists (all of them gifted) providing accompaniment. If the only surviving print of a film is incomplete, like the appealing Clara Bow-Buddy Rogers romantic comedy Get Your Man (1927), directed by Dorothy Arzner, we’re happy to see what remains. If the only way to watch an early silent feature from theatrical producers Klaw and Erlanger is in a 16mm version copied from a paper print (originally deposited at the Library of Congress for copyright purposes), we’re curious. That particular film, Classmates (1914), turned out to be an interesting one, too, featuring Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Marshall Neilan, and Lionel Barrymore.

Buried Treasure Unearthed at Cinefest—Part One

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 20, 2012 7:23 PM
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The weather was unseasonably warm, but it scarcely mattered to the hundreds of diehard film buffs who gathered just outside Syracuse, New York last weekend for the 38th annual Cinefest. Inside the Holiday Inn in Liverpool there were rare short subjects and features, including two “re-premieres” of movies unseen in their original form since 1929 and 1930, 'His Captive Woman' and 'Mamba'.

link we like: RICK CHACE FOUNDATION

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 7, 2011 4:10 AM
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THE RICK CHACE FOUNDATION

link we like: THE VITAPHONE PROJECT

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 1, 2011 9:50 AM
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VITAPHONE NEWS

Links To Movie History

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 7, 2011 5:30 AM
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History is where you find it, ranging from rare film clips of early Technicolor, silent-era Disney and more, newly posted online, and works of true scholarship, to amazing discoveries hiding in plain sight.

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