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Originally Posted by xmastidings View Post
This is some of the info I found about it. After re-reading it, they write about re-mastering the movie and restoring it to it's origional length. That's where I believe I fell into the blah, blah, blah...

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/dis...cy.php?ID=4091

http://movieclassics.wordpress.com/2.../scrooge-1935/

Now I don't think that it was truely restored and protected like it should be. That's a terrible shame. Especially now knowing that little fact that you have shared. People just don't realize just how much history is being lost due to time... Now, the movie itself, not what I expected to see being it, was the movie scrooge. Totally different but, because of so, it kept me engrossed watching it....I now have to watch it again, it kinda grows on you!
Aha ... Those websites are referring to the DVD version I posted the link to, which is the best available video version. At least it's evidence that good 35mm elements still exist for the complete version, and are being properly cared for--- that's nothing to sneeze at. Get yourself one of those DVDs while it's still in print. You'll find it's an improvement over the ones you've seen so far.

We've always had a soft spot for Sir Seymour's Scrooge---and it's very faithful to the tone and atmosphere of Dickens. And you'll see the most frightening version of Old Joe's shop. And the absolute best Bob Cratchit in all the movies: Donald Calthrop.

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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
I ordered Wizzard Brew, Super Active Wizzo, Very Best of the Move, Live at Fillmore, Wizard, and On the Road Again. I can hardly wait for them to arrive!
I don't own Wizzard Brew, but that is a solid lineup of songs, the best being the "bonus" inclusion of the singles Angel Fingers and See My Baby Jive. I have never heard the songs on Super Active Wizzo, or On The Road Again. The Very Best of The Move, is just what it says, the songs are great hits very good selection including the very heavy Open Up Said The World At The Door. The Gem (imo) is Live At The Fillmore. I waited over a decade for that to be released when it finally was last year. It is the only full live performance ever to be recorded by the group. Listen to Bev's drumming throughout the whole CD, and listen to the "hidden" Beatle songs in Under The Ice. Wizard is a nice mixture of Roy's solo stuff, The Move, ELO, and Wizzard. The standouts being "Dear Elaine" a nice ballad from someone not known as a balladeer, Goin Down The Road (A Scottish Reggae Song) is just fun and easy to get hooked into, and of course I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. Also the 50's sound of California Man is a great driving song. You will enjoy them. A nice eclectic mix of Roy's stuff.



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Take care, Xmas. It is so hard to persevere in a situation like that. Hopefully another opportunity like the recent one will come along.
Thank you, I have been disheartened lately, nothing seems to be heading my way at the moment. I wish I were an elf.
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Good early morning everyone! It's a coolish morning here and I just took my dogs out to for an early walk. I don't know if I shared with Yall that we decided to add another dog to our brood...her name is Kylee and we adopted her from the local pet shelter. I have beenwanting another dog for the last year or so. We are still in the foster program our local humane society runs too. I want to help them all,I just wish I had the money and space! anyhow things are going to really be taking off in the next 3 months before the move. Brandi is already filing out resume's for teaching jobs in Utah...we have found a cute place to live too!! Or hopefully...iit's out in the country with a few acres for the kids and dogs to run and play in too.
As for today I am getting some odds and ins done before we put the house on the market. I hope everyeone here is enjoying the long holiday weekend. I talked with my brother out west and his kids started their spring break today...In mid feb!!!lol oh well have fun this weekend everyone!
Congrats on the dog, and hopefully the house you found works out for you.
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Good morning, friends! Sorry I have been MIA. Phewww...it's been a busy week and I am glad I am off for the week. I am sitting as relaxing, enjoying my coffee and my kids.

What is new with my all of you? Not a whole lot here. Just things here and there going on. The kids had a nice time at their Valentine's Day parties and I just had a busy week at work, in general. It's stressful when every day you go to work, I just can't get a break from being busy anymore. I hope it soon slows down, but I don't think it will. The busy time of the year for babies to be born, will soon start again!

Anyone have anything planned for the weekend? DH, the kids, and I are going to go do some shopping this evening. EA is growing like a weed an won't make it in the jeans she is in now, until spring/summer, so we need to go buy her some, to hold her over, until short season. I also need to pick up a few more things for a care package I need to send for a friend. I don't know if I've ever mentioned it on here before or not, but one of the midwives that works on our OB department at the hospital and she actually delivered EA, has cancer. She is a good friend of mine and DH and I are going to send her and her son something's, to keep her spirits lifted.

Well, I will check back here a little later on. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Miss you guys. It's just not the same, when I don't talk to you everyday! God Bless and keep smiling! 😄


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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
Look what arrived!



Chocolate Coconut



Key Lime



Mint Cookies & Creme

Well, I'll be gaining some weight from my cupcake indulgences!!

Ummmm, YUM!
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Tell me more! Where did you read this on the Internet? I hadn't heard of any new restoration effort on this film, but if one is happening, I'd love to know more about it.

Short background: This film fell into the public domain---i.e., the copyright expired, so anyone is free to copy it and sell it. Because of its PD status, most of the video copies you see are from poorly printed dupe prints, or damaged/abused/worn prints, or incomplete prints (the film was reissued in a cut-down version). I can tell you what an original quality print looks like---we're lucky enough to own a vintage 16mm print that was struck only a year after the film was released and is in very good condition for its age. The image quality is SO much better than most videos.

If you want the best-quality DVD version available, get this one.

It was produced by a company that had access to the original 35mm film elements, and is complete---NOT the cut-down reissue.

Many viewers don't care for the Hicks version of "Scrooge" because of his "stagy" portrayal. But consider that he played the role onstage, in a silent film, on radio, and in a talking film, and was England's favorite Scrooge for decades. We're lucky his interpretation was recorded for posterity, even if it appears "over the top" by today's standards. It's a window on Christmas history---a living relic of Christmas past. If the original elements are now being repaired and restored---Hallelujah! I guess you can tell I'm very much in favor of film restoration.

Here's a sad-but-true bit of trivia: Well over half of all films made before 1950 have been lost forever due to decomposition. Many films awaiting restoration will decompose before money is available to save them.
I love the info, I am such a fact geek, it is great to know this stuff thank you. That is sad about the films that are lost forever.
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Good afternoon Christmas family

I had a lovely lunch with a dear friend I haven't seen for probably about two years. Now, however, I am not feeling well. I think there must have been red meat products in my food because since I haven't eaten meat for over 20 years it makes me very ill if I get any meat products. I read if a person stops eating meat for a long time that the body stops producing the means to digest it. I definitely have all the symptoms of having gotten some meat products. Sure hope I get over this so...I really am quite sick.....
I hope you feel better quickly.
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Aha ... Those websites are referring to the DVD version I posted the link to, which is the best available video version. At least it's evidence that good 35mm elements still exist for the complete version, and are being properly cared for--- that's nothing to sneeze at. Get yourself one of those DVDs while it's still in print. You'll find it's an improvement over the ones you've seen so far.

We've always had a soft spot for Sir Seymour's Scrooge---and it's very faithful to the tone and atmosphere of Dickens. And you'll see the most frightening version of Old Joe's shop. And the absolute best Bob Cratchit in all the movies: Donald Calthrop.

If there's ever an MMC convention, make sure there's a 16mm projector and a dark room available, and we can run the print I spoke of that was struck only one year after the film was released. You'd see this version of Scrooge with new eyes! But that DVD version is the next best thing.


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Good evening,

Another butt-kicking day at work, all I want to do when I get home is take a nap lately. More snow is expected tonight into tomorrow, they are saying another 10 inches is possible, I won't complain, I would rather have snow than not have it like last year. We are relaxing watching Harry Potter now, almost ready for some shuteye.


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