Preserving, restoring and accessing silent and early sound films from existing elements in the Archival Film Collections of the Swedish Film Institute
Author: Wengström, Jon
Source: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Volume 2, Number 2, 29 August 2012 , pp. 161-175(15)
Abstract:The vast majority of original negatives of Swedish silent and early sound films are lost, meaning that what remains of the early Swedish fiction film heritage has survived primarily in the form of relatively worn nitrate prints. The article discusses differences in past and present duplication policies in terms of aspect ratio alterations and the preservation of from 1929. The industry shift towards digital capture and digital projection will affect not only the possibility of preserving and restoring films in original formats, but also how the film heritage will be accessed in the future.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Swedish Film Institute
Publication date: August 29, 2012
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