NEW KICKSTARTER: BEAUTY'S WORTH (1922)

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NEW KICKSTARTER: BEAUTY'S WORTH (1922)

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Unread post by ajabrams » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:07 pm

Honored to be the first backer!! Thanks Ed!!!!

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Unread post by drednm » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:34 pm

No. Thank you, Alan!

Maybe we can retire the grainy old Videobrary copy, which has been around for years.
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Unread post by boblipton » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:59 pm

Has anyone seen the print Ed will be working off of recently enough to speak to its condition?

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boblipton wrote:Has anyone seen the print Ed will be working off of recently enough to speak to its condition?

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Ben Model checked it out for me and says it's in the Bride's Play ballpark (give or take). It also runs around 80 minutes, vs the old Videobrary print that crawls along to 154 minutes.
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Unread post by BenModel » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:48 pm

I watched the film last week at LoC, and tipped Ed off. The picture is 7 reels, and the 35mm print is complete. Image quality is excellent and the cinematography and art direction is fantastic. Speed looks fine at 24 fps and at 6,744 ft should have a TRT of 75 mins at that fps. To get 154 mins you'd have to run the picture at 12 fps. If you meant 1 hr 54 mins, that'd be an 18 fps transfer, which is what a lot of the VB releases were. I know their 1997 "Knighthood" ran at 18.

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BenModel wrote:I watched the film last week at LoC, and tipped Ed off. The picture is 7 reels, and the 35mm print is complete. Image quality is excellent and the cinematography and art direction is fantastic. Speed looks fine at 24 fps and at 6,744 ft should have a TRT of 75 mins at that fps. To get 154 mins you'd have to run the picture at 12 fps. If you meant 1 hr 54 mins, that'd be an 18 fps transfer, which is what a lot of the VB releases were. I know their 1997 "Knighthood" ran at 18.

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Oops... yes 1 hour 54 minutes....
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I'm in again!

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I'm in too!

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Unread post by Dean Thompson » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:45 pm

Same here. As always, Ed (and Ben as well), thank you!

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Unread post by dgunning » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:01 pm

I'm in! Thanks for doing another one, Ed.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:28 pm

Me too.
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Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:52 am

Yup...

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BenModel wrote:I watched the film last week at LoC, and tipped Ed off. The picture is 7 reels, and the 35mm print is complete. Image quality is excellent and the cinematography and art direction is fantastic. Speed looks fine at 24 fps and at 6,744 ft should have a TRT of 75 mins at that fps. To get 154 mins you'd have to run the picture at 12 fps. If you meant 1 hr 54 mins, that'd be an 18 fps transfer, which is what a lot of the VB releases were. I know their 1997 "Knighthood" ran at 18.
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Ben Model tagged you in a post.



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Please support Edward Lorusso's new Kickstarter to score and release Marion Davies in "Beauty's Worth". it's the picture she made right before "Knighthood", with a number of the same cast members. I've seen the LoC's 35mm print and can assure you that it's gorgeous and the film is quite good. while you're waiting for me to finish my Davies project, please take a look at Ed's newest.

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Unread post by Bertrand » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:41 am

I'm in!

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Ed, just found out about your latest Davies rescue project. As usual, I'm in! Many thanks to you and Ben!

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Unread post by drednm » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:24 am

Note: Ben is not officially involved in this project at this time ... just in case anyone has assumed he is. I'm grateful to Ben and Rob Stone for eyeballing this film at LOC.
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drednm wrote:Note: Ben is not officially involved in this project at this time ... just in case anyone has assumed he is. I'm grateful to Ben and Rob Stone for eyeballing this film at LOC.
Yes indeed, that's what I meant; and thanks to Rob too. :-)

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Unread post by Murnau » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:06 am

I'm in. Thank you very much!

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WaverBoy wrote:
drednm wrote:Note: Ben is not officially involved in this project at this time ... just in case anyone has assumed he is. I'm grateful to Ben and Rob Stone for eyeballing this film at LOC.
Yes indeed, that's what I meant; and thanks to Rob too. :-)
Happy to help out. (And, FWIW, I'd like to encourage folks to come up with a more suited terms for these projects than "rescue efforts".)

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Unread post by DavidWelling » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:12 pm

I'm in as well. Thank you, Ed, for your efforts. David

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Unread post by drednm » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:03 am

Happy Turkey Day ... here's a blurb:

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I'm in!


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Unread post by drednm » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:06 am

$2,675 as of this morning.... Over 100 backers...... Thanks to all!
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Unread post by Mark Zimmer » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:26 am

In as well. Thanks, Ed.

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Unread post by drednm » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:30 am

6-8 week turnaround for copies from LOC..... Yike!

In part because this film has (apparently) not been digitized already.....
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BenModel wrote:
WaverBoy wrote:
drednm wrote:Note: Ben is not officially involved in this project at this time ... just in case anyone has assumed he is. I'm grateful to Ben and Rob Stone for eyeballing this film at LOC.
Yes indeed, that's what I meant; and thanks to Rob too. :-)
Happy to help out. (And, FWIW, I'd like to encourage folks to come up with a more suited terms for these projects than "rescue efforts".)

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Unread post by BenModel » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:47 pm

Not a problem. Lots of people use this term for crowd-funded DVD projects. The films have been rescued already by the archives and in some cases collectors, and aren't necessarily being held hostage. What's great is that we're in an era when the opportunities for fans helping out with distribution are starting to be more possible. :)

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Unread post by drednm » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:33 am

Three backers to go!
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