For all you fans of JW's The Alamo - I got the following communication from member itdo -
The article at the link is quite interesting. The first part is a very technical discussion of what physically happens to film. Even if you don't want to read the tech stuff, fast forward to the end of the article where they tell about Harris' desire to restore this print. A worthwhile cause, if ever there was one!Hi Chester,
There are definite plans to finally save The Alamo - before it's too late. I thought it might be appropriate that the John Wayne Forum knew about this and would perform something to add to the gigantic task. The well-known Robert Harris, who restored Lawrence and Spartacus, is trying to find the funds. I'm a member of the 35mmforum.com, and it was posted there:
Maybe you can post this. This is the ultimate LAST chance to save the ONLY surviving 70mm print - the Original Director's Cut. If it's gone, it's gone. I hope you won't get a discussion about "can't they just put on DVD?" No, they can't. As we have seen with the DVD release, they had to use the other print - the short one. Because the only print running the original length is now deteriorating.
All the Best,