One of the biggest bits of film archive news I can remember hit this week. A print of the orginal version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, thought lost since 1927, has been found in Argentina. This is incredibly exciting. It’s apparent by the images that have been released that the print is in rough shape, but given the current technology available, I’m sure a definitive version with all of the ‘lost’ footage is imminent. I can’t wait to see this. Read more at Die Zeit here and here.
Our intern Evan sent me to Ain’t it Cool News to check out the Channel Four ad for their upcoming Stanley Kubrick series. They went to great lengths to recreate the set of The Shining and even found lookalikes for many of the cast and crew members. Take a look.