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Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on February 27, 2017, 11:38 AM:

Best Mark
Posted by Evan Samaras (Member # 5070) on February 27, 2017, 01:05 PM:
Thank you for sharing this Mark!
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 27, 2017, 04:23 PM:
What they say about film as archival material is doubly true:

If you could beam a reel of film back to about the year 1650, some wise philosopher would say "'Tis a series of pictures, much the same, but slightly different, as if there is motion amongst them."

If he was mechanically inclined, he just might squeeze a moving image out of it. (Leonardo DaVinci could do it in an afternoon!)

-I'm not saying they wouldn't burn him as a witch, he'd just get to see Laurel and Hardy about 300 years early.

You beam a Blu-Ray back to about 1955, it winds up being a coaster under the coffee cup of even the brightest technical mind on the planet!

-building a player is not so simple!
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on February 27, 2017, 04:49 PM:
Nice find Mark! I found it fascinating to watch.
Posted by William Olson (Member # 2083) on February 27, 2017, 10:05 PM:
Excellent. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on February 28, 2017, 11:50 AM:
Gee, it almost makes me want to look at every city, in the US, find out where a movie house was in the past, and start digging underneath for the treasures therein! [Smile]
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on March 01, 2017, 02:00 AM:
Excellent Mark [Cool]

The same must apply to home movies as well. Today I came across more Standard 8 Kodachrome films at the bottom of an old box of film reels, what I quickly saw, the colours looks fantastic, and have added them to the already thousands of feet of Std 8 film now stored in a cool dry place, finding the time is the problem at the moment to sort this stuff out on a viewer. We really do need some place here for projectors "all sorts" and films to be safely stored and displayed, but unfortunatly there is not a lot of interest or money to do anything with all this stuff [Frown] .
Posted by Daniel Perry (Member # 5802) on March 01, 2017, 08:09 AM:
Excellent documentary!

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