You've probably heard the statistic that nearly half of all films produced before 1950 are entirely lost, and that's only one of the many reasons that proper restoration and preservation is so important. Let's dive in and take a look at three different films all in different stages of the restoration process, plus take a look at how film restoration as a whole has evolved and continues to evolve in an increasingly digital world.

For educational purposes only.


Arri- Archive Technologies (2013) -
David Lean: A Tickling of Talents (1989) -
Harmy's Star Wars- Despecialized Edition (2013) -
The Red Shoes- Restoration Demo (2012) -
The Restoration of 'The Wizard of Oz' (2009) -

Special thanks to Paul Vanezis for the use of Restoring 'Doctor Who' (2014) -

Further Reading-
For more information on The Film Foundation, please visit-
A.V. Club interview with Robert A. Harris-
On the restoration of The Red Shoes-
The Race to Save the Films We Love by Manohla Dargis-

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