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April 30th, 2011


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08:33 am
forestcats is off at a Bar Mitzvah which I can't attend because our office manager screwed up the schedule (which had better get fixed next week!), and I'm on call again. Kiera is being nice enough to house sit brushette for today, but I'll have to try to get home fairly early to continue the beagle-watch.

Last night, once home, I ran one episode of Top Gear season 3, and followed that with Metropolis Restored which certainly seemed different from the one I recall watching 28 years ago on Dr. Krejsa's VHS player. Much of the restoration was sharp, looking better than it probably did on screens back then. There were bits, here and there, that couldn't be repaired, though.

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From:thechaim42
Date:April 30th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE the restored version of Metropolis!
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From:mycroftca
Date:May 1st, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
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It looked wonderful.

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From:thechaim42
Date:May 1st, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
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I know! I was really impressed with how well it was restored!

Wait, which restored version are you talking about here? The 2002 version? Or the 2010 version?
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From:mycroftca
Date:May 2nd, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
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2010; the one that they worked up with the print they found in Buenos Aires.


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From:thechaim42
Date:May 2nd, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Oooooo... I didn't even hear about that until you mentioned it! Need to find...
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From:mycroftca
Date:May 2nd, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I heard about it on NPR. The original print was heavily modified after the initial showings, and the old material was thought lost, but they found an old version in 2008 in Argentina. It was taken back to Germany for restoration and added to the material they already had. Patches of this film were ... poorly maintained, but honestly, it didn't matter too much. I'd say it was worth seeking out.

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From:thechaim42
Date:May 7th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
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The 2002 version was pretty damned good too.
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From:mycroftca
Date:May 8th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
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That, I never saw.
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