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Reels and copies

PostThu Jun 21, 2018 6:00 am

What does "two copies of one reel" mean?

Does that refer to a duplicate of one reel?

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Re: Reels and copies

PostSat Jun 23, 2018 10:44 am

What is the context ?

I supose it cab be a lab mistake packing a film, for distribution, with two reel of a given number, like two copies of reel 2, intead one reel 2 and one reel 3.
Or it can be a film preservation case, like searching for footage of a film in a archive, and there were more than one copy for the film but with some reels lost or some decomposed, and they found some reels and for reel 4 (let's say) there was two copies.
Or a duplication mistake, repeeting the same camera negative or master reel, when preparing a preservation copy.

MaryGH wrote:What does "two copies of one reel" mean?

Does that refer to a duplicate of one reel?

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Re: Reels and copies

PostSun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Here is the context:

From Gosfilmofond:

to the title "The Avenging Rider" (1928) we have two copies of 1 reel

That's it.
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Re: Reels and copies

PostFri Jun 29, 2018 1:41 pm

Problably they got 2 reels while searching footage for the movie, or one of the copies went to theater with repeated reels for reel 2.
Can't say more without details.

MaryGH wrote:Here is the context:

From Gosfilmofond:

to the title "The Avenging Rider" (1928) we have two copies of 1 reel

That's it.
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