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Hearts Of Darkness : A filmakers Apocalypse — Page 2

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auximenies, this sounds incredible! and i totally agree with your rant. Don't call it a complete dossier if its going to be decidedly incomplete
I'm always looking to trade my edits, if you don't want to get them from a torrent. PM or e-mail!
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I made a LD to DVD tranfer two years ago, from the NTSC laserdisc and it looks fine to me.
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Originally posted by: charliesheen
from 1958


It sure took Coppola some time to finish his movie then

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Originally posted by: charliesheen
Plugging Hearts Of Darkness into a well known auction site brings up a DVD of the television broadcast of Heart Of Darkness from 1958 - so copies are floating about.
No doubt. I just don't like shelling out cash for what can be traded. I contacted a seller about B&P'ing* for a copy (with a little bit of cash thrown in), but he said he needed the money for school. I explained how what I was offering was actually a monetary "win" for him, but he never replied (nor did he counter my original offer). He ended the listing early and re-listed, probably to do away with our brief exchange, which appears with the item listing.


Originally posted by: iRantanplan
Originally posted by: charliesheen
from 1958


It sure took Coppola some time to finish his movie then

charliesheen was referring to the date of the Heart of Darkness Playhouse 90 television dramatization.


Originally posted by: Ash595
I made a LD to DVD tranfer two years ago, from the NTSC laserdisc and it looks fine to me.

And that, my friends, is why we should avoid buying from sellers unless we're desperate. I've got a VHS>DVD transer, and others around here have LD>DVD transfers. I'm always willing to trade, and I know others are too.

*btw, do you guys know about B&P (or "bnp")? Check it out:
http://www.mcnichol.com/bnp/

I mean, I've seen some guys doing projects and they are understandably apprehensive about sending out DL discs because of cost. But if those who want something would be willing to send the blanks in pre-paid postage mailers, that would alleviate the burden. If someone wants something from me but I'm not interested in anything of theirs, I'm usually always willing to B&P. Of course, international mailing makes it a bit tricky. But nothing a few extra blanks can't take care of.

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I don't own a DL burner, so sending blanks would be out of the question either.

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Originally posted by: iRantanplan
I don't own a DL burner, so sending blanks would be out of the question either.


Huh? First off, the DL thing was simply an example of how someone who already donated their time to create a fan project could feel a further crunch in terms of $$ spent. None of these HoD transfers are DL, to my knowledge.

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Why would your lack of a DL burner prohibit you from buying a DL blank and sending it to someone who would then burn a DL DVD for you (out of the kindness of their heart) and return it to you using the postage-paid mailer you provided?

The whole point of B&P is to accomodate those who don't have anything to offer for trade, either due to a lack of interesting items on their list or due to a lack of the technical means to make copies. PIF is nice and all, but if someone isn't willing to put forth a small effort up front (which is, gathering supplies and sending them off per the link I provided) to obtain something they want, then I would have a tendency to ignore their request.

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there's a clean looking HOD LD on ebay right now.

i believe a friend of mine has this on LD. i should try and get him to mail it to me so I can make a good transfer.

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Originally posted by: Spence101287
again i think itd be awesome to make "more complete dossier" or something like that that includes this, the workprint, and the original features, like the Kurtz compound destruction. If matching box art could be created, this could be an awesome thing.


Yeah, I know what you mean. I watched the workprint (having acquired it through Mr. Bigrob, who is an invaluable person) and I don't understand why there's so much extra stuff on there that wasn't put on the "Complete Dossier". Heck, the stuff that's culled from the workprint and is on the DVD is hardly better quality-wise.

If you need a copy of the workprint or HOD, e-mail me. I may be able to make copies next week, but I will have to go buy some more DVD-R's first.
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Okay. I've checked out a friend's original DVD release of AN to see what the Theatrical Program excerpts were all about (that's the one "special" feature that isn't on the Circuit City Complete Dossier bonus disc). It's pretty lame. Hardly gives you a sense of what the program is like. So I bought one off of eBay. I figure I can scan it myself and make a better "extra".

I've got a few different versions of the AN Workprint, and I've also picked up a copy of the Playhouse 90 rendition of Heart of Darkness (starring Roddy McDowall as Marlow and Boris Karloff as Kurtz). And I've been working on some artwork that compliments the Complete Dossier release.

Now, if I can just find ANY test footage of Orson Welles' attempt to bring HoD to film. I found nothing on the internet to suggest that such footage is floating around. I did see that Indiana University has a Welles collection at their library that includes Heart of Darkness scripts. Those could be interesting. Especially to compare to Millius' AN script.

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Well, here's what I've cooked up so far:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ThreeCasesSideBySide.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/HeartsOfDarkness-display.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ApocNowWP-display.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ConradsHoD-display.jpg

The actual jpegs DO NOT HAVE the brownish-tan backgrounds. Why? So you can print the image on kraft paper so that it will precisely match the Complete Dossier packaging. You can get a roll of kraft paper for $5 at Staples. Cut a piece that is approx. 8" x 14" (21 x 35cm) to feed into the printer. Before I print out these artworks, I add a thin black boderline so that I will know where to cut out the final insert.

Of course, when printing out on kraft paper, the images are not nearly as bright/crisp/clear as depicted. They still look good, though.

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any chance of uploading these please? i like these covers!

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Originally posted by: bigrob
any chance of uploading these please? i like these covers!

Thanks! I don't have them with me at this computer. Perhaps tonight or tomorrow they will be available.

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Originally posted by: auximenies
Well, here's what I've cooked up so far:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ThreeCasesSideBySide.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/HeartsOfDarkness-display.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ApocNowWP-display.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ConradsHoD-display.jpg

The actual jpegs DO NOT HAVE the brownish-tan backgrounds. Why? So you can print the image on kraft paper so that it will precisely match the Complete Dossier packaging. You can get a roll of kraft paper for $5 at Staples. Cut a piece that is approx. 8" x 14" (21 x 35cm) to feed into the printer. Before I print out these artworks, I add a thin black boderline so that I will know where to cut out the final insert.

Of course, when printing out on kraft paper, the images are not nearly as bright/crisp/clear as depicted. They still look good, though.


I'm drooling.
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Originally posted by: auximenies
Well, here's what I've cooked up so far:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ThreeCasesSideBySide.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/HeartsOfDarkness-display.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ApocNowWP-display.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/auximenies/ConradsHoD-display.jpg

The actual jpegs DO NOT HAVE the brownish-tan backgrounds. Why? So you can print the image on kraft paper so that it will precisely match the Complete Dossier packaging. You can get a roll of kraft paper for $5 at Staples. Cut a piece that is approx. 8" x 14" (21 x 35cm) to feed into the printer. Before I print out these artworks, I add a thin black boderline so that I will know where to cut out the final insert.

Of course, when printing out on kraft paper, the images are not nearly as bright/crisp/clear as depicted. They still look good, though.


Nice. Wouldn't it be better to source it from the laserdisc though?
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Originally posted by: Spock
Nice. Wouldn't it be better to source it from the laserdisc though?


Source WHAT from the laser disc?

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Originally posted by: auximenies
Originally posted by: Spock
Nice. Wouldn't it be better to source it from the laserdisc though?


Source WHAT from the laser disc?


I mean Hearts of Darkness.
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What does that have to do with my artwork? No where on there does it say the source. You can use it for whatever version of the film you have, and there are more than a few out there. My personal copy is sourced from a VHS, and I included that on an earlier draft of the artwork which I printed out for myself.

Right now this is just a rag-tag collection of stuff I've collected, not some sort of fan "release".

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I have no idea of whether this is genuine or not, but it sure seems like it. Some guy on Ebay is apparently selling the rough cut of AN on 3/4-inch Sony videocassettes.

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It could be in better quality than the present workprint release.
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Originally posted by: crazyrabbits
I have no idea of whether this is genuine or not, but it sure seems like it. Some guy on Ebay is apparently selling the rough cut of AN on 3/4-inch Sony videocassettes.

click

It could be in better quality than the present workprint release.



Wow. That's very cool. Doesn't look fraudulent, plus the guy has a history of good feedback.

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Sweet looking covers auximenies!
Any chance you could send us a link to them, or e-mail them?
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Originally posted by: auximenies
Originally posted by: crazyrabbits
I have no idea of whether this is genuine or not, but it sure seems like it. Some guy on Ebay is apparently selling the rough cut of AN on 3/4-inch Sony videocassettes.

click

It could be in better quality than the present workprint release.



Wow. That's very cool. Doesn't look fraudulent, plus the guy has a history of good feedback.


Discussion on this AN rough cut auction has moved to the AN Workprint thread:
HERE

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Thanks for e-mailing me the covers auximenies! I've sent you an e-mail back.
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Hi.

I've just finished reading this thread, and I've been hooked up with the whole AN discussion. I would very much like to obtain the HEARTS OF DARKNESS documentary and the WORKPRINT of AN. What must I do?

Also, can you also send me, please, those AN covers to my e-mail, auximenies? I would be eternally grateful (spell?)!!

My e-mail is greatalexander2005@gmail.com. Well?
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