Therefore, film elements are of less importance than those touching said elements?
The answer is keeping those who have no viable reason to involve themselves away from positions that enable them to get near said elements.
Way too many people in those positions already.
I’m not certain as to precisely what RAH said, as some feel he has the mind of a goldfish, but ZF is NOT derived fully from the original nitrate negatives. Two reels (if that mind is functioning) were lost in a fire, and those reels are derived from b/w masters.
Will the average viewer be able...
To answer the mag question —
early magnetic, 3D and a few other titles, were all run with rubbers.
the earliest scope prints also double system at 2.66. - standard perfs
early magnetic prints were 2.55, which was phased out in favor of mag/opt at 2.35 - Fox perfs
afaik, all mag prints had 4...
I don‘t doubt what your eyes are telling you. My time is extremely limited at present, or I’d investigate further. It’s just not what I’m seeing. Looks wonderful to me, projected, and uprezzed to 4k.
I just checked out The Mortal Storm, and am seeing zero problems. It's a nice transfer from a quality 35mm pre-print element.
Is it possible that somehow, settings on your gear may have been affected by a power failure or other anomoly?
Couldn’t agree more. What WB has been neglecting in their Monroe library should be made illegal. We need to pool financial resources, and take them to court. Or possibly pass a new amendment. They control the majority of her work, and treat her badly.
Precisely, how badly, is best left to...