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Dominique De Bast
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Thank you, Panayotis ! It is funny to get an answer from Greece on this British cartoon :-)

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I've just watched Public Nuisance N°1.

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Le rosaire, a French sound film. During the projection, the bulb blew up but I luckily had a spare one. By checking to buy other bulbs, I found out that they are much cheaper on the net.

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Jéricho. My new Buckingham is still working well :-)

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Today, Le voile bleu, a French sound film mounted on two 600 mt/2000ft spools. Yesterday, a sound documentary titled Brazil, it is actually a reperfored film (from 16mm of course). It was nice as it has some footage of the Iguazu falls I visited twice. Three days ago, I watched several shorts.

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Just watched Captain Kidd ( Charles Laughton) good film but sound track could have been better. Dom how do you know if it's a 16mm reperf? and what exactly is a reperf.

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Terry, Captain Kidd" was a genuine Pathescope release so I doubt very much if your copy is a reperf. You can tell a reperf sound film because :-
a. The sprocket hole pitch is slightly longer.
b, the sound track is on the opposite edge to 9.5mm so the picture is reversed unless you use a reversing prism in front of the lens, or can twist the film through 180degrees between the picture and sound heads.
c. the sound track is on the very edge of the film and no frame line on the picture. Both edges of the 16mm original have to be trimmed off to cut it to width.
Only a. applies if it is a silent print.
I have a few 100ft "soundies" i.e. juke box films which the late Larry Pearce used to cut down.

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Hello, Terry. 9.5 and 16 mm films have roughly the same vertical picture size. So, it is possible to reperfor a 16 mm film to obtain a 9.5 mm one. For sound films, you loose a part of the soundtrack but otherwise both gauges are close enough regarding pictures sizes to get good results. Knowing if a sound film is reperfored is easy, the picture has a reverse (Mirror) effect. Of course, another easy way is to check the title you have in the list of 9.5 sound films, although some (rare) films originally released in 9.5 are not on the list.

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Thanks Dom
That is a very comprehensive reply and answers my concerns that any of my films are reperfs. None of mine are but it's a shame that soundtracks are so variable. I have films that are very good and others that need constant scanning adjustment. However, the picture quality is nearly always very good - almost as good as 16mm.
How were the films you bought at Harpenden?

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I have watched only the short ones so far and they were all good, except one that was has the few meters missing (however, it is not an abrupt end). My stock of empty large 9.5 spools is reducing so I don't rush to respool films. I will probably check all my spools next week as there is a school Holiday here in Belgium and I may find interesting things at the BFCC.

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Ken
Pardon me for not acknowledging your very informative reply. Very helpful thank you.

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Ken, I didn't see your message before, neither. Maybe it didn't appear immediately ?

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First, a silent Harold Lloyd film : A Sailor Made Man. I got it for free from a kind member of this forum I met at the BFCC. Then, a sound film : Secret Evidence.

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A good sound comedy : Here Comes Trouble.

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Graine au vent, a French sound film. A drama, so different atmosphere than with the preceeding film :-)

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Watched yesterday : Cherio, a musical short and a Popeye in colour (silent), both films found in Blackpool last Sunday.

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Last night, three films bought in London this week-end : Sing, Bing, Sing and two "Variety" reels : number 19 and number 27.

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Also bought in London last week-end : Mixed Magic (with Buster Keaton), Variety 11 and Tin Pan Alley. For some unknown reason, the two last films were horizontaly shaking a little bit. So, my projector must have a problem...

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I unscrewed and then re-screwed the gate again and...problem solved ! I watched two films tonight : a musical : Clap Hands and a comedy (with Charley Chase) : You Said Hatful.

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Just screnned a western : La chevauchée des hors-la-loi.

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Another western but a silent one : "Four Square Steve", released by Pathescope.

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Lights Out And The Stars Appear, the only (known at least) copy of this film on 9.5 in the world (nothing less :-). As Said in the "Harpenden" thread, I won this film at last week auction at Harpenden. It was said that there could have been some issue with the sound but on my projector the sound was ok. There has been although some loop looses so I will have to check the perfos (that's of course a daylight time job). The film (as everybody at Harpenden could see it) was in a (too large) very rusty can, without clip or tape. What's more when I respooled and cleaned the film with Filmguard, I noticed that the cloth was dirty. I'm not sure the film has been regarded as a threasure as it should be. Second film : Les seigneurs de la jungle (The Jungle Lords), an animal documentary.

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I am glad to hear that this film Lights Out and the Stars Appear is in your possession now Dom. I have a copy on VHS tape and find it very interesting. If that is the only copy on 9.5 I would think it would have been secured already in someone's collection.

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I've just watched 'Cinammon' a comedy western sound film with Chimpanzee actors, I only have a silent projector but wanted to check if the film is complete & in good condition which it is

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Watched 'Dizzy Divers' a Popeye cartoon that I bought at Harpenden. I love the old Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons and have quite a collection now, but always looking for ones that I haven't got yet.

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