Conventions

Birthday And Update

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I know I haven’t been updating too much lately but because there have been a lot of things going on I haven’t had much time. I will be doing more blog posts and also more videos on everything. I will list a couple key things for now. First, I just had another birthday. So there was that. As I mentioned before I did get a new camera, the Sony FS7 4K camera. As always is the case with a new camera there is a learning curve but since I’m coming from a Sony camera to another it isn’t that big. However, the recording format is new for me so there is some learning there. Mainly how to shoot in it correctly and how to work with it in post production. I’ll be getting into that more soon. I have to say it is definitely the best camera I have ever […]

Film History

The Third Man 4K Restoration

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So recently I got the chance to see one of my all time favorite films, Carol Reed’s The Third Man , in the theatre in the new 4K restoration. I’ve been lucky enough to see it before on the big screen but this was special as it has been restored in a new digital presentation. While there have been some really great versions of the film over the years, including the 50th anniversary and the now out of print Criterion Blu-ray, but to see it restored in full 4K is quite an experience. The Music Box Theatre in Chicago is doing a special Orson Welles retrospective throughout the summer showing several of his films. I’ve been able to see a couple of his films for the first time on the big screen this summer including Citizen Kane and Touch Of Evil both in 35mm. The special 4K digital restoration screening […]

Blu-ray

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari Gets 4K Restoration

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Kino Lorber home video is releasing on Blu-ray November 18th a newly restored version of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. The classic silent film gets a full 4K restoration and from the looks of the trailer it looks amazing. One thing about this release is that it has an alternate music track. Silent films had music scores though not always ones that were written to go exactly with the film. Sometimes depending on where you saw it the organist did their own music. But watching a silent film without some sort of traditional score does sometimes seem odd. As is the case with this, a score included by DJ Spooky is very techno and while I’m open to experimentation for me this doesn’t work. Luckily Kino has a more traditional music track as an option. I’m excited to get this classic to add to my collection.