Posted October 10 2001 - 02:46 AM
I am very proud that Schawn Belston took the
time to write me an email yesterday.
Schawn personally did the restoration on this
film, and wanted the following comments posted...
Thanks for your enthusiasm for ALL THAT JAZZ. The restoration of the film has certainly been an adventure, to say the least. I'm not a member of the HTF (internet challenged), so if you could pass along the following information to the topic, I'd appreciate it.
First off, Bob Harris is correct. The camera stock itself is stable...However, the CRI optical/dupe sections of JAZZ, and there are many, are quite faded.
Second, the stereo soundtrack is 4-track LCRS stereo, not 2-track. It is important to note that this is not a stereoized mono, but a careful restoration of Fosse's rarely heard original stereo mix.
The main reason I'm writing, though, is to point out that this restoration is part of an ongoing collaboration between Fox and the Academy Film Archive. Mike Pogorzelski, Director of the Academy Film Archive, worked many, many long hours on JAZZ, and deserves as much credit as anyone for the glorious job. Grover Crisp, VP of Asset Management at Sony, also lent an invaluable hand in the process (Columbia, as you know, was the film's original home).
I'm glad you liked the clip, and thrilled that you like the movie as much as I do!
Thanks for your support,
P.S. One last note: Now that the restoration of the film is complete, we are manufacturing new 35mm preservation elements on the film---so in a hundred years, the next guy will have elements to make a new neg.