The Godfather restored.

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  1. Douglas Monce

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    Marvellous. So the stock is saved!

    Let's also hope it will come to HD soon!


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    I though Coppola/American Zoetrope has some ownership. Am I wrong here?

    Great to here that all three films are getting restored. [​IMG]
     
  4. Douglas Monce

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    I believe Coppola was a director for hire by Paramount.

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    This is true. Coppola admits this in the audio commentary on either part 1 or 2. He speaks of how he was almost fired by Paramount on the project.
     
  6. Douglas Monce

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    I think Lucas actually talked him into doing the godfather because American Zoetrope was broke over the disaster with THX-1138 and Warners.

    Doug
     
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    Until they release a DVD version of the excellent (so much great extra footage) 'The Epic' version I'm not bothered.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    I'll have to take exception to part of your statement. While the additional footage included in the "saga" version is invaluable, these two films in their theatrical release versions are among the pinnacles of achievement in American film and their preservation is essential.
     
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    This restoration will hopefully make it a stellar candidate for an eventual HD release.
     
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    This is true. I meant I'm not bothered about getting them on High Def DVD.
     
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    This pretty much sums it up.
     
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    I hope everyone realizes that the article's only source for information about the restoration comes from the other Godfather thread on this forum.

    I'm not saying the article is wrong. Just don't take it as confirmation of our suspicions.

    -Reagan
     
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    Didn't Lowry do a digital cleanup a couple of years ago that was shelved? This may have been the reason.
     
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    So they did a photochemcial restoration. What does that mean? Is the camera negative now again in good shape or are we limited to restored interpositives from it?
     
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    From what the report said the camera negative was in pretty bad shape, so I would assume that they would have to make new elements in the restoration process. But maybe Robert Harris can talk about this at some point. That is of course if this story is more than just a rumor.

    Doug
     

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