952 The Magnificent Ambersons

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#301 Post by pistolwink » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:22 pm

Strange article, which offers no actual new evidence to suggest an extant print might be found, and uses the passive voice to write that "it is believed the lost print is now located in Brazil." :roll:

In other words, just the same old hints and rumors which have kept cinephiles salivating for decades with no satiation.

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#302 Post by J Wilson » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:10 pm

The documentary will probably consist of the standard history of the film's troubled post-production, intercut with footage of this guy touring whatever film vaults he can get into, and an interview or two with people who heard from a friend of a friend of a friend that they saw the mythic lost print screened at someone's house in 1965 or whatever. It'll end with the failure to find said print of course, but hope lives on...

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#303 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:10 pm

J Wilson wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:10 pm
The documentary will probably consist of the standard history of the film's troubled post-production, intercut with footage of this guy touring whatever film vaults he can get into, and an interview or two with people who heard from a friend of a friend of a friend that they saw the mythic lost print screened at someone's house in 1965 or whatever. It'll end with the failure to find said print of course, but hope lives on...
I'm trying to imagine the worst ending possible that would be in line with the film's history...how about he finds someone who has the reels and discovers they've been ground up into a bucket of fertilizer particles for their garden?

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#304 Post by reaky » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:31 pm

A plainly-lit two-shot with Grossberg and Martin Scorsese in which, standing before a greenscreen cinema, Grossberg tells Scorsese how he successfully located the lost Ambersons print and that it’s now been released to huge international success. They turn and walk smiling through the cinema entrance.


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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#306 Post by J Wilson » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:55 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:10 pm
J Wilson wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:10 pm
The documentary will probably consist of the standard history of the film's troubled post-production, intercut with footage of this guy touring whatever film vaults he can get into, and an interview or two with people who heard from a friend of a friend of a friend that they saw the mythic lost print screened at someone's house in 1965 or whatever. It'll end with the failure to find said print of course, but hope lives on...
I'm trying to imagine the worst ending possible that would be in line with the film's history...how about he finds someone who has the reels and discovers they've been ground up into a bucket of fertilizer particles for their garden?
I think the worst possible endings would be either 1) he finds the print, but it's completely rotted into an unwatchable, unrestorable mess from years of poor storage (we are given a couple excruciatingly tantalizing frames of missing scenes with Bill Morrisonesque rot), or 2) he finds the film can, they excitedly cue it up to watch, and it's actually a print of Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost

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