A message to movie directors & film societies...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by todd s, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I was thinking about how their are so many classic movies whose directors and other production members are getting older and dying. Yet, their movies are not available on dvd. So I was thinking that the directors can team up with some film preservation societies to record audio commentaries about the film they worked on. For example John Doe directed a movie in 1955 called "New York". But, according to the studios the movie needs a lot of restoration and won't be out for another couple of years. But, John Doe is old and may not be alive when they are ready. So he can record commentaries for all of his movies. And if he should die and they finally finish restoring his movie. The studio could then add a commentary to the dvd. With a lot of older directors, producers, actors and cinematographers dying. We are losing such great insight into some classic movies.
    Just curious to what other movie enthuasists think.
     
  2. Nate Anderson

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    That is a great idea.
    Sadly, it would just make too much sense to some of these people...[​IMG]
     
  3. Alex Spindler

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    It's more than a little bit morbid, but is a good and rational idea.

    Just imagine trying to "sell" somone to record something. "You're...ummmm...getting on in years, and we don't have your film slated for special edition status for another couple of years, so..."
     

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