Tarry for the Nonce

January 3, 2007

Of Interest to Genevieve Webster

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 2:16 pm

I am excited about the new Ultra Resolution film restoration.

When watching the DVD re-release of “Gone With the Wind,” . . . in the 1939 film’s opening scene, while [Vivian] Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara rambles on about the tedium of war, the white bodice of her dress now displays precise lace patterns and threads.

Likewise, when Errol Flynn rides horseback into Sherwood Forest in 1938’s “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” the detailed pattern embedded on his and other soldiers’ armor is so vivid that the number of small metal rings can be counted.

These elements have been made clearly visible through a patented technology created by Warner Bros. in collaboration with AOL. The process involves digitally realigning and sharpening the older film negatives of these classic movies shot on Technicolor three-strip film.

So AOL has served a semi-useful purpose, after all. How does one acquire these restored classics?

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1 Comment

  1. Come to a Howierama gathering; we’ll be showing ’em.

    Comment by Howard R — January 9, 2007 @ 10:04 am


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