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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

Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 3, 2012 1:00 AM
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So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio in England produced a two-part documentary about the Charlie Chaplin archives.

Hollywood Snapshots, 90 Years Ago

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 25, 2012 1:00 AM
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The National Film Preservation Board continues to post newly-restored silent films online from the cache of long-unseen titles held by the New Zealand Film Archive. One of the latest is 'Hollywood Snapshots' (1922), a rudimentary travelogue that purports to show a farmer from the “sticks” taking a tour of Movieland.

John Huston’s “LIGHT” Online

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 24, 2012 3:01 AM
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Striking a blow for film preservation, and widespread access to films once they are properly restored, the National Film Preservation Foundation is now streaming John Huston’s long-suppressed 1946 documentary 'Let There Be Light' on its website.

Uncovering An Early Hitchcock

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 26, 2011 4:36 AM
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