Lost Films

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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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Re: Lost Films

#456 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:06 pm

I guess this is a semi-lost film -- Morris Engel´s final feature, never theatrically released, I Need A Ride to California (1968):
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5847

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L.A.
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Re: Lost Films

#457 Post by L.A. » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:15 am

Negatives of a lost Somali film The Somali Dervish (1985) found in the National Film Archive of India.

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aox
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Re: Lost Films

#458 Post by aox » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:13 pm

L.A. wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:15 am
Negatives of a lost Somali film The Somali Dervish (1985) found in the National Film Archive of India.
That's exciting. Has anyone seen it or know anything more about it? How is it? I can't find much on it other than the article and the Wiki page.

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Re: Lost Films

#459 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:27 pm

Lost director´s ending of Phase IV (Saul Bass, 1974) re-found; apparently restored:
https://www.the-medium-is-not-enough.co ... ending.php

Viewable on iTune:
https://tv.apple.com/lu/movie/phase-iv/ ... 9taaxhjgv9

Lost ending announced as an extra on a forthcoming French Blu (Carlotta Films), featuring a "new restored HD master"), two editions:
Collector´s Edition:
https://www.amazon.fr/Phase-Édition-Cof ... 168&sr=1-1

Regular:
https://www.amazon.fr/Phase-IV-Blu-Ray- ... 412&sr=1-1

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The Elegant Dandy Fop
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Lost Films

#460 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:44 pm

I saw that lost ending at its first public screening since it played for preview audiences. This was in 2012, so I’m surprised its taken this long to appear on home video. It was his estate that found it and wanted to play it.

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Saturnome
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Re: Lost Films

#461 Post by Saturnome » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:39 am

The ending of Larry Semon's feature film Stop, Look and Listen (1926) was found in Tokyo (where barely any silent film survive at all, that's impressive!)
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Great chase at the end, with some train action.

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