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#927784
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Abel Gance's Bonaparte et la Révolution
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Using After Effects, I took the single screen footage from Napoleon Bonaparte (1935) and recreated the triptych in HD. There’s no triptych in Bonaparte et la Revolution, I just tried this as an experiment and I’m pretty pleased with the results. If anyone would like to check it out here’s the link: https://we.tl/NP8545zO5P

Edit: Here’s the same clip but with an excerpt from the Carl Davis soundtrack. (It may be a bit too loud)
https://we.tl/OT7P7geEqL

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#921423
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Abel Gance's Bonaparte et la Révolution
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Richard Stamper said:

What’s the point of preserving this one? It’s Ed Wood level filmmaking. The TV airings are good enough for archival purposes. It’s not a version one would review again and again.

Well the same can be said for the Star Wars Holiday Special.

If you know of a higher quality capture from one of those airings let me know.

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#919845
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Cinerama 70mm 2001 preservation. Is it possible?
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I tried to scan the photos but the book’s too big. I could try my camera or phone although I don’t know if it would be a true representation of the colors.

Here’s a few more regrades:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/166391/picture:0
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/166394

The last one is bit off… the space station is correct but the Earth is too bright.

Spaced Ranger said:
I only ask because the opening-titles-comparison text isn’t white, as I think it would be.

The text has a slight orange/brown edge to it. I’ll try to post those photos soon.

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#912976
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Cinerama 70mm 2001 preservation. Is it possible?
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SilverWook said:

Are senitypes actual frames from a print though? The limited edition version of the Kubrick Archives came with a small strip of frames touted as being taken from an actual 70mm print of 2001.

The Archives book also has stills from a 70mm 2001.

Edit: I’ve been regrading some frames from the blu-ray to match the 70mm frames from the Stanley Kubrick Archives.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/164043
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/164044
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/164045

I also tried a smilebox effect:
http://i.imgur.com/g0kXgVX.jpg?1

Here’s the intro (color corrected and smilebox effect):
http://we.tl/rhTafBA2W5

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#911902
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Abel Gance's Bonaparte et la Révolution
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The goal of this project is to preserve Abel Gance’s reconstruction of Napoleon. This version has not been restored or released on home video.

The film is a VHS capture from a TV airing that is cropped and in rough shape. Most scenes can be replaced but some will have to be enlarged.

Here’s an example:
http://i.imgur.com/yJ73dS0.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/EAbWdQ9.png?1

In the film there is a short colorized scene. I colorized the same scene from Napoleon Bonaparte (1935).
Original (Zoomed in): http://i.imgur.com/DoVrwwx.png
Restored (full frame): http://i.imgur.com/4JafTdp.png

Here’s a preview:
Original: http://we.tl/tlnqHHWVrB
Restored (work in progress): http://we.tl/9jcnpJFSvc

Sources I will be using:
Napoleon - Coppola Laserdisc
Napoleon - Brownlow VHS capture
Napoleon Bonaparte (1935 Sound Re-edit) - Restored by the Cinémathèque Française
Bonaparte et la Révolution- VHS capture