Lost Films

A subforum to discuss film culture and criticism both old and new, as well as memorializing public figures we've lost.
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L.A.
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 7:33 am
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: Lost Films

#452 Post by L.A. » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:55 am

Apparently Pay Me (1917) starring Lon Chaney has been found in Moscow.

Stefan Andersson
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Re: Lost Films

#453 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:29 am

"ABC in Sound" (Moholy-Nagy, 1933) has been found:
https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sig ... experiment


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Gregory
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Re: Lost Films

#455 Post by Gregory » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:38 am

This article, Pathanwadi in suburban Mumbai — the place where films go to die, contains these sobering stats:
About 1,700 silent films were made in India of which the National Film Archive of India has only 5 to 6 complete films and about 20-25 films in fragments. The film industry in Madras made 124 films and 38 documentaries in the silent era. Only one film survives. By 1950, India had lost 70-80 per cent of its films.

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