- Jan 2, 2001
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No in Robert's answer you quoted he said: "ANY dye transfer print used as reference is a bit of a fool's errand, unless one has a CORRECT dye transfer print."Robert Harris said that ONE IB TECH print cannot be considered a reliable color reference.
There's no way of telling if your 7 dye transfer prints are correct unless you would check them against the reference. Have you done that?
Re-read Robert Harris' original post about dye transfer printing, it's coming from there.What do you mean by "run of the mill" anyways?
Re-read Robert Harris' original post about dye transfer printing.IB TECH prints are essentially fade proof. They look the same now as they did when they were struck. In essence they're a time capsule. Are you suggesting that a batch of randomly acquired first run IB TECH release prints from around the world did not reflect the filmmaker's artistic intent? That's a bold assertion.
I take it you have checked your 7 prints against the print that is in possession of Cineteca Nazionale?The available elements for this film have been meticulously documented in a book authored by Italian restoration experts over 15 years ago. Their records indicate that there is no "real reference material" for colour timing other than an IB TECH print in the possession of Cineteca Nazionale since 1970. That likely explains why none of the professionals can get it right. All they had to do is what the fans have already done and that is examine the only colour reference source that exists: IB TECH dye transfer prints. They'd have their answer.
Maybe a reality check is in order. I assume you're a passionate fan with no real experience in film restoration? Just like me basically . Except I don't claim to know it better than well respected professionals.
I haven't got a clue what you are trying to say or proof here. Are you saying your opinion isn't a opinion but the absolute truth?Those who debate this issue based on OPINION? Well that's a subjective matter and I respect other's preferences for a particular colour timing even if I don't agree. If you like the Mondo BD? Great. The 2014 MGM BD? All the power to you. The recent KL BD? Enjoy. We are bringing evidence to the discussion and I encourage anyone else - whether you agree or disagree with our position - to do the same. Arguments based on memory etc add absolutely nothing to the debate.