KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE

PostThu Jun 08, 2017 1:17 pm

Thanks for your info, Eric. I received and responded to your email. I never received a survey; if you're still looking for replies to it, feel free to send it at your convenience.
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PostThu Jun 08, 2017 1:43 pm

Danny Burk wrote:Thanks for your info, Eric. I received and responded to your email. I never received a survey; if you're still looking for replies to it, feel free to send it at your convenience.


I doublechecked. My response was May 18..... Just checking. You never know when stuff will get lost.
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PostThu Jun 08, 2017 8:03 pm

Eric,

:) No worries got my copy today! Thanks so much. Plan on watching it this evening or tomorrow. Thanks much! Now what about the prospects of the reconstructed ELLA CINDERS with stills and title-cards filling in for the missing scenes as we have previously contemplated?
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PostFri Jun 09, 2017 9:36 pm

I've got material on Ella Cinders and access to other material so we could probably make a very nice HD print.

What will it take?

1) I am about to lose my shirt on Little Orphant Annie, so encourage people to buy it when it's on Amazon. This project went way over time and budget due to the vagaries of Blu-Ray mastering.

2) Enough people who tell me that they'd really like to see Ella Cinders and would either donate to a project or would buy a copy.

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PostSat Jun 10, 2017 4:41 am

Eric Grayson wrote:I've got material on Ella Cinders and access to other material so we could probably make a very nice HD print.

What will it take?

1) I am about to lose my shirt on Little Orphant Annie, so encourage people to buy it when it's on Amazon. This project went way over time and budget due to the vagaries of Blu-Ray mastering.

2) Enough people who tell me that they'd really like to see Ella Cinders and would either donate to a project or would buy a copy.

Eric


Sorry to hear this, Eric. Another reason to avoid Blu-Ray (for me, anyway).....
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PostSat Jun 10, 2017 5:53 am

Hopefully this experience has sorted out any BluRay issues and Eric can proceed with the next project a lot easier.
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PostSun Jun 11, 2017 5:45 pm

My copy arrived yesterday. Very impressive packaging.
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PostMon Jun 12, 2017 8:29 am

bobfells wrote:My copy arrived yesterday. Very impressive packaging.


Mine arrived. Looks great!
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PostMon Jun 12, 2017 9:15 pm

Eric Grayson wrote:I've got material on Ella Cinders and access to other material so we could probably make a very nice HD print.

What will it take?

1) I am about to lose my shirt on Little Orphant Annie, so encourage people to buy it when it's on Amazon. This project went way over time and budget due to the vagaries of Blu-Ray mastering.

2) Enough people who tell me that they'd really like to see Ella Cinders and would either donate to a project or would buy a copy.

Eric


I'm on board. I'll back any Colleen Moore project instantly.
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PostMon Jun 12, 2017 11:01 pm

Everyone wanted Blu-Ray. I can do a second one more easily, because I now understand the procedures better. It's very complicated.

I'm preparing some special extras for the Amazon page of some other projects I've worked on, things that have a limited market but are of some interest to folks here.

These will be given to some Kickstarter backers and eventually will be for sale.

I'm hoping Annie works its way up to at least revenue-neutral so I can start a new project, but I'm tied up through the end of the summer with existing work.

Annie will be available on film and DCP for theatrical engagements.

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PostTue Jun 13, 2017 5:36 am

I would be interested in Ella Cinders.
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PostTue Jun 13, 2017 9:19 am

Got my copy; congratulations on getting this accomplished, even if it was a bigger headache than you envisioned.
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PostTue Jun 13, 2017 12:44 pm

Mine arrived yesterday. Looking forward to the weekend!
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PostTue Jun 13, 2017 1:28 pm

My copy arrived a few days ago, and I enjoyed watching it last night--looks better than you'd led us to believe, Eric! Thank you for all your hard work. What with the restoration and the quality packaging, you've hit a home run. I hope sales will exceed your expectations, and yes, I'll stand ready to back Ella Cinders or another Moore project.
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PostSat Jun 24, 2017 8:56 am

Thanks. It's not going to be Casablanca, and it cannot ever be at this point. But it's a lot better than it has looked since 1926.
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PostMon Jun 26, 2017 2:03 pm

Finally got to watch. Great job by all involved. Only downer for me was the ending which didn't seem to fit the rest of the story or make much sense. But that's just me.
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PostMon Jun 26, 2017 4:37 pm

The original script called for Annie to die of sadness at the news of Dave's death, but this was changed before release. This also jibes with Riley's story, in which the ending is the same: Dave dies in the Civil War and Annie can't come to terms with it.

This is discussed somewhat in the commentary tracks, particularly Jeff Codori's.

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE

PostMon Jun 26, 2017 5:05 pm

Eric Grayson wrote:The original script called for Annie to die of sadness at the news of Dave's death, but this was changed before release. This also jibes with Riley's story, in which the ending is the same: Dave dies in the Civil War and Annie can't come to terms with it.

This is discussed somewhat in the commentary tracks, particularly Jeff Codori's.

Eric


Thanks for the update. I never listen to commentary tracks.

In any case, congrats again on a well-done project. I've had the Grapevine copy for years but never watched it. Glad I finally did!
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