Dusting off "Lawrence of Arabia"

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  1. VicRuiz

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    A vey interesting article on the restoration of "Lawrence of Arabia":
    Dusting off "Lawrence of Arabia"
    I wonder if this is the print that was used for the recently released DVD?
     
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    The DVD does not represent the work or the vision of director David Lean according to Mr. Harris (who contributes his knowledge and wisdom to this forum from time to time). It has problems with color and sound syncing according to RAH.
     
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    I'm sure Mr. Harris will find this thread soon enough
    I'm drooling with antici-pation [​IMG]
    Lawrence in 70mm (Homer Simpson noises)
     
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    Mr. Harris was talking about the DVD not the 70mm restoration to be shown in theatres this month. That is based on his and Richard Katz' work.
     
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    Double post. Mr. Harris will probably speak for himself on the matter, as he should. My apologies.
     
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    What I didn't understand was, the article makes it out to be that the 1989 restored print was like 'velvet' and fine. So if this was used for the DVD, what's the problem? Were the color-timing issues with the 1989 print that was praised in the Daily News article?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Luke, the color timing was changed when they did the video transfer. the FILM prints are A-OK

    They moved the soundtrack to DTS to better fit modern sound systems, and they wanted to make sure that the prints they were running meet with Mr. Harris' approval.
     
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    Ken,

    Thanks for the correction.


    Peter
     
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    Thanks for the link to the article!
    Robert Harris is quoted as saying:
     
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    Re: Rob Tomlin's comments:

    Lawrence was treated no better, nor worse than any other Columbia title during that period.

    Actually this was not in the basement of a bowling alley, but more accurately in a converted bowling alley.

    This would not occur today, and is in no way reflective of the current asset protection program run by Grover Crisp.

    To place things in perspective, as I recall, the only studios which had protection programs in place were Universal and MGM. The one studio which seems to have made a very early move toward protection of their assets was MGM.

    RAH
     
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    I am insanely jealous of people in the cities where Lawrence of Arabia is opening this week. I know it's in Chicago and Baltimore... anyplace else? Not my town, alas (Atlanta).
    I found an article about LOA in the Baltimore Sun which includes an interview with Robert Harris talking about the special edition DVD he'd love to do someday. I'd love it if he were able to do it, too.
    http://www.sunspot.net/entertainment...e20sep20.story
     

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