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Janice Glesser
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 - posted September 25, 2018 12:49 AM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just received an 800ft Super 8 reel I purchased off Ebay. It has all of the musical dance and singing scenes from Singin' in the Rain. It has shifted a bit in color...but with a blue filter it looks pretty good. It's not as sharp as my 16mm prints...but I'm thrilled to finally have this movie on film.

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Paul Browning
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What's your favourite music number in the film Janice ?, I like rose's suppose's

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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Good ole MGM 2-parter. It looks good, Janice. Mine has unfortunately shited to red. It's hard to pick up one song as I think they're all great but I love the Broadway Melody segment.

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Tom Photiou
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Hi Jean-Marc, I trust you meant shifted [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Wink]

Janice, that looks very good to me, ours also has good colour but our part one has a few black lines to the right, these are very good excerpts and i am glad that MGM released this as two reels of musical numbers rather than try and digest the full story. This way we get all the great numbers.
Last year i managed to pick up an LPP print of part 6 of the full feature. Originally i was going edit it together to make a good longer version, but so far i have kept it as three separate reels. [Wink]

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Dominique De Bast
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Great, Janice. I have both parts as well but they are far to be in as good condition as yours.

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Steve Klare
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Dignity, Janice! -Always Dignity!

I have this too: two extract reels. Spliced together the songs are not in the correct order: for example "You Were Meant For Me" comes after "Singin' in the Rain".

Color: more than passable. Sharpness? -a little soft here and there.

We have the feature length DVD and probably project it twice a year: it doesn't keep us from enjoying the extract short too. Since it's less a time commitment we often watch it on the spur of the moment.

There's a live theater near where we live and we went to see "Singin' in the Rain" a few months ago. I have to give them a lot of credit: they pulled no punches when it came to that scene with the umbrella. They easily poured a hundred gallons of water on the stage! They kept the curtain up through the intermission: many, many stagehands with mops and then squeegees and shop-vacs!

It may be the first musical ever with the sign "The first five rows are a splash zone."!

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Paul Adsett
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These MGM 2 X 400ft musicals are really great. I have Singin' in the Rain and also High Society which is equally excellent. Unfortunately they have faded, and Janice's print looks far better than mine,
But I do have both of the Derann feature length prints of these films, which are superb quality on low fade stock.

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Janice Glesser
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I like all the scenes where Gene Kelly and Donald O'Conner dance together...totally exciting and amazing!

Thanks guys for giving me some background on this print and glad to see how much you enjoy it also. Interesting that this was originally sold as 2-400 ft. reels The previous owner then edited them together. It runs for about 36 minutes. The print is faded, but still enough color so that the blue filter is very effective.

Like Steve mentioned the scenes are out of order. I was thinking of moving the "Dignity" scene up to the front like in the original movie. What do you think?..Have any of you switched the scenes around?...Is it worth the effort?

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Steve Klare
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That's interesting Janice:

Mine begins with "Dignity", but then again, I'm not the one who did the splicing!

What's unfair about a movie like this is comparing other things to it: for example the people who did "Singin'" on stage are great dancers (they WALK better than I dance!), but nobody else is on par with Gene Kelly (well...OK: Fred Astaire!)

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Steve Klare
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I projected mine last night and looked at it closely. It doesn't seem to be two 400 footers spliced, but actually a 600 footer and a 200 footer.

The sequence looks like this:

Theatrical opening
Dignity Sequence
Fit as a Fiddle
Singin’ in the Rain
Moses
Good Morning
Make ‘em Laugh
Broadway Melody
Cheesy looking “The End” title card (very non-theatrical)

Splice

You were meant for me
You are my lucky star
Theatrical ending.

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Janice Glesser
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Thanks Steve for your scene list. Mine is a bit different. It's 2-400ft sections with one splice.

Professional short opening credits Singin' in the Rain (yellow raincoats and umbrellas)
Fade to Good Mornin'
Make 'Em Laugh
Broadway Melody/Ballet

Splice

Digity / Fit as a Fiddle
Singin' in the Rain
Moses
You were meant for me
You are my Lucky Star (Kelly singing on the stage and then fading to Kelly and Reynolds in front of billboard)
Professional "The End"

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