"more visual data"

Film The BBC have posted a short piece about the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's first film The Pleasure Garden.

 The main points of interest are that four alternative versions of the piece have been married together to produce the longest version to date some twenty minutes longer and the image has been stabalised.

Watch out too for how the scanned print looks before its been cropped - there's more visual data on either side of the resulting version something that weirdly hadn't occurred to me having spent years seeing these things in academy ratio.

Here's what I wrote about the film when I was watching all of Hitch's career in order: "Showgirls without the rampant sexuality and subtle performances".

I'm looking forward to reappraising it.

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